On This Day

March 2015 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 10 The family of Marvin Gaye win a record $7.3 million lawsuit for music copyright infringement against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.

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Mar 10 "See You Again" released by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth commissioned by film "Furious 7" as tribute to Paul Walker (Billboard Song of the Year 2015)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 British musician Zayn Malik announces he is leaving the band One Direction

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles

Weddings in Music

  • Mar 21 Country music singer Jason Aldean (38) weds former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr (27) in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 21 Country music star Randy Travis (55) weds longtime girlfriend Mary Davis in Texas

Country Music Singer Randy Travis
Country Music Singer
Randy Travis

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and founder of Riverside Records label, dies at 91
  • Mar 8 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat and Tears), dies at 71
  • Mar 11 Jimmy Greenspoon, American session and touring rock organist (Three Dog Night - "Joy to the World"), dies of metastatic melanoma at 67
  • Mar 13 Daevid Allen [Christopher David], Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), dies of cancer at 77
  • Mar 15 Mike Porcaro, American rock bassist (Toto, 1982-2007 "Stranger In Town"), dies from Lou Gehrig’s disease at 59
  • Mar 16 Andy Fraser, English bass guitarist (Free), dies at 62
  • Mar 19 Michael Brown, American musician and songwriter (Don't Walk Away Renee), dies at 65
  • Mar 19 Peter Katin, British concert pianist, dies at 84
  • Mar 20 A.J. Pero, American drummer (Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It"), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • Mar 21 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, dies at 74
  • Mar 22 Norman Scribner, American organist, conductor, choral director (St. Alban's, 1960-2007; Choral Arts Society of Washington, 1965-2012), and composer (Song for St. Cecilia), dies at 79
  • Mar 23 Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live - At Dawn We Die), dies at 107
  • Mar 23 Lil' Chris [Hardman], British rock singer (Checkin' It Out), takes his own life at 24 [1]
  • Mar 24 Oleg Bryjak, Kazakhstani-German bass-baritone opera singer (Deutsche Oper am Rhein), dies in plane crash at 54
  • Mar 26 John Renbourn, British jazz and folk guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Mar 28 Douglas Leedy, American composer, dies at 77