On This Day

Musicians Who Died in March 2017

  • Mar 3 Tommy Page, American pop singer ("I'll Be Your Everything"), found dead of apparent suicide at 46
  • Mar 3 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), dies at 81
  • Mar 3 Lyle Ritz, American jazz ukulele and session bassist, dies at 87
  • Mar 3 Jim Fuller, American "Godfather of surf guitar" and songwriter (The Safaris - "Wipe Out"), dies at 69
  • Mar 4 Valerie Carter, American folk-rock singer-songwriter, and session vocalist, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Mar 5 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, dies at 78
  • Mar 6 Alberto Zedda, Italian opera conductor and musicologist, dies at79
  • Mar 7 Francis Thorne, American composer (Fortuna; Elegy), dies at 94
  • Mar 10 [Joan] Joni Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge "We Are Family"), dies at 60
  • Mar 10 Gido Kokars, Latvian choral conductor, dies at 95
  • Mar 16 James Cotton, American blues vocalist and harmonica player, dies at 81

Person of interestChuck Berry

Mar 18 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], American rock n' roll guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), dies at 90

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry
  • Mar 18 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, dies at 80
  • Mar 18 Don Hunstein, American photographer of musicians, dies at 88
  • Mar 23 Lola Albright, American singer and actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad, A Cold Wind in August), dies at 92
  • Mar 26 Alain Gagnon, Canadian composer (Chansons d'Orient), and music educator (Université Laval, 1967-2008), dies at 78
  • Mar 27 Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 76
  • Mar 30 Rosalie “Rosie” Hamlin, American singer-songwriter (Rosie and The Originals – “Angel Baby”), dies at 71