On This Day

March 2016 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Mar 25 Zayn's [Zayn Malik] solo debut album "Mind of Mine" is released, 1st British male artist to debut at No. 1 in US

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 Martha Wright, American actress & singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), dies at 92
  • Mar 5 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), dies at 86
  • Mar 9 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), dies at 91
  • Mar 9 Juvenal "Naná' Vasconcelos, Brazilian jazz and world music percussionist, and berimbau player (Pat Metheny, Björk, Milton Nascimento), dies of lung cancer at 71
  • Mar 10 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), commits suicide at 71
  • Mar 10 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer ("The Wayward Wind"), dies at 91
  • Mar 10 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist and blues singer, dies at 87
  • Mar 14 Peter Maxwell Davies, British composer (Prolation, Taverner), dies at 81
  • Mar 16 Frank Sinatra, Jr. , American singer and bandleaderr, dies at 72
  • Mar 20 Peter Williams, British organist and musicologist, dies at 78
  • Mar 22 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor] American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), dies from diabetes complications at 45
  • Mar 23 Gegham Grigorian, Armenian operatic tenor, and artistic director (Yerevan Opera, 2000-07), dies at 65
  • Mar 26 David Baker, American jazz trombonist and cellist, jazz and classical composer (Reflections), and educator (Indiana University), dies at 84
  • Mar 30 Gianmaria Testa, Italian singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 57
  • Mar 30 Bram Beekman, Dutch organist, composer and teacher (Brabants Conservatory, 1980-2012), dies at 66
  • Mar 30 Howard Cable, Canadian conductor, arranger, and composer, dies at 95