Deaths in Music in March 2016

  • Mar 1 Martha Wright, American actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), dies at 92
  • Mar 5 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), dies at 86
  • Mar 9 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles), dies at 90
  • Mar 10 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), commits suicide at 71
  • Mar 10 Gogi Grant, [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer (The Wayward Wind), dies at 91
  • Mar 10 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist, dies at 87
  • Mar 14 Peter Maxwell Davies, British composer (Prolation, Taverner), dies at 81
  • Mar 16 Frank Sinatra Jr, American singer/bandleader, dies at 72
  • Mar 22 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor] American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), dies from diabetes complications at 45
  • Mar 26 David Baker, American composer (Reflections) and educator, dies at 84
  • Mar 30 Gianmaria Testa, Italian singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 57