Deaths in Music in March 1980

  • Mar 1 John Jacob Niles, American composer and singer, dies at 87
  • Mar 13 Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 17 Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68
  • Mar 21 Gideon Fagan, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 25 Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
  • Mar 26 Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), dies from drugs at 32
  • Mar 29 Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 74