On This Day

Musicians Who Died in March 1982

  • Mar 7 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer, dies at 68
  • Mar 13 Albert Weisser, American composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 14 Kirill Molchanov, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 19 Randy Rhoads, American heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), dies in an air crash at 25
  • Mar 27 Bob Ysaguirre, American jazz double bass and tuba player (Don Redman Orchestra), dies at 85
  • Mar 29 Carl Orff, German composer (Mouth, Antigonae), dies at 86
  • Mar 29 Ray Block, French orchestra leader (Ed Sullivan; Jackie Gleason), dies at 79
  • Mar 29 Floyd "Guitar" Smith, American jazz and blues guitarist and record producer, dies at 65
  • Mar 29 "Fatty" George [Pressler], Austrian swing jazz clarinettist, dies of a heart attack at 54