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March 2019 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 3 South African music star Mampintsha shown hitting girlfriend Babes Wodumo on Instagram Live and later arrested for assault
  • Mar 12 K-pop and Big Bang singer Seungri is arrested for procuring prostitutes, retires to fight the charges in South Korea
  • Mar 19 Singer Sam Smith comes out as non-binary in interview on Jameela Jamil’s Instagram show

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 29 Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish releases her debut studio album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"

Singer-Songwriter Billie Eilish
Singer-Songwriter
Billie Eilish

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 Elton John joins George Clooney's call to boycott hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after Brunei plans new anti-gay laws to make homosexual sex punishable by death

  • Mar 31 Rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle fatally shot outside his clothing store in Los Angeles

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 3 Peter Hurford, British organist, composer and choral conductor (St. Albans Cathedral), dies at 88

Person of interestKeith Flint

Mar 4 Keith Flint, English singer, musician and dancer (Prodigy), found dead after committing suicide at 49

Singer and Dancer Keith Flint
Singer and Dancer
Keith Flint
  • Mar 5 Jacques Loussier, French pianist and composer who created jazz arrangements of Bach and other classical music, dies at 84
  • Mar 8 Michael Gielen, Austrian conductor (Frankfurt Opera, 1967-87); Cincinnati Symphony, 1980-86); Southwest German Radio Symphony, 1986-99), and composer, dies at 91
  • Mar 10 Asa Brebner, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Modern Lovers; The Chartbusters), dies at 65
  • Mar 11 Hal Blaine [Harold Belsky], American pop and rock session drummer (The Wrecking Crew), dies at 90
  • Mar 15 David White, American singer and songwriter (Danny And The Juniors - "At The Hop": Leslie Gore - "You Don't Own Me"), dies of cancer at 79 [1]
  • Mar 16 Dick Dale [Richard Anthony Mansour], American guitarist, dies at 81
  • Mar 17 Barbara Benary, American composer (Gamelon Son Of Lion), dies at 73
  • Mar 17 [Zephire] Andre Williams, American R&B musician ("Jailbait"; "Shake a Tail Feather"), dies at 82
  • Mar 22 Carlo Franci, Italian composer and conductor, dies at 91 [1]
  • Mar 22 Scott Walker [Noel Scott Engel], American-born British singer-songwriter and composer (The Walker Brothers), dies of cancer at 76
  • Mar 22 Victor Hochhauser, British impresario (Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra), dies at 95
  • Mar 26 Ranking Roger [Roger Charlery], British rock vocalist (The Beat, General Public), dies of cancer at 56
  • Mar 26 Heinz Winbeck, German composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 73
  • Mar 31 Nipsey Hussle [Ermias Asghedom], American rapper and activist, shot and killed at 33