On This Day

Musicians Who Died in March 2008

  • Mar 2 Jeff Healey, Canadian musician (b. 1966)
  • Mar 3 Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor, dies at 86
  • Mar 3 Norman "Hurricane" Smith, English musician and producer (Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?, Don't Let It Die), dies at 85
  • Mar 4 Leonard Rosenman, American composer (Rebel Without A Cause; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Mar 10 Charles "Chuck" and "Bing" Day, American session guitarist, bassist and blues performer dies at 65
  • Mar 15 Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer, TV shows announcer (b. 1951)
  • Mar 15 Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • Mar 15 Mikey Dread [Michael Campbell], Jamaican reggae singer, producer, ("Rocker's Delight"), and broadcaster (BBC), dies of a brain tumor at 53
  • Mar 16 Ola Brunkert, Swedish pop, rock and jazz drummer (ABBA), dies from injuries after a fall at 61
  • Mar 20 Klaus Dinger, German Musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk), dies of heart failure at 61
  • Mar 22 Cachao López, Cuban mambo musician (b. 1918)
  • Mar 24 Chalmers "Spanky" Alford‎, American guitarist (b. 1955)
  • Mar 24 Neil Aspinall, British music executive (The Beatles), dies of lung cancer at 66