On This Day

Musicians Who Died in March 1988

  • Mar 6 Konstantin Iliev, Bulgarian composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 8 Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (b. 1918)
  • Mar 8 Amar Singh Chamkila [Dhanni Ram], Punjabi folk singer "The Elvis of Punjab" killed by unknown gunmen as he arrived for concert at age 26

Person of interestAndy Gibb

Mar 10 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, performer and teen idol (Bee Gees-I Just Want to Be Your Everything), dies of myocarditis at 30

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • Mar 10 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 14 Willi Apel, German-American musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music), dies at 94
  • Mar 17 Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer, dies at 38
  • Mar 20 Gil Evans, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Miles Davis; Absolute Beginners, Out of the Cool), dies at 75
  • Mar 31 Talib Rasul Hakim, composer, dies at 48