On This Day

March 2012 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Mar 6 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 17th studio album "Wrecking Ball"

Weddings in Music

Jerry Lee Lewis

Mar 9 Rock 'n' roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis (76) weds his cousin's ex Judith Brown (62) in Natchez, Mississippi

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 3 Ronnie Montrose, American rock guitarist (Montrose, Gamma), dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 64
  • Mar 3 Frank Marocco, American jazz and classical accordionist, arranger and composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 6 Robert Sherman, American songwriter, dies at 86
  • Mar 6 Gene “Joe” Byrd, American jazz bassist (Charlie Byrd Trio), dies in a car crash at 78
  • Mar 6 Lucia Mannucci, Italian jazz singer (Quartetto Cetra, 1947-88), dies at 91
  • Mar 7 Jimmy Ellis, American soul singer, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 74
  • Mar 10 Heinz Wunderlich, German organist and composer, dies at 92
  • Mar 11 Hans G. Helms, German writer and composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 12 Michael Hossack, American rock drummer (The Doobie Brothers), dies of cancer at 65
  • Mar 18 Jalal Zolfonun, Iranian composer (Gol-e Sadbarg), setar (Persian lute) player, and teacher, dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Mar 28 Alexander Arutiunian, Armenian composer, dies at 91
  • Mar 28 Earl Scruggs, American bluegrass banjo player (Flatt & Scruggs - "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"; "Ballad of Jed Clampett"), dies from natural causes at 88