Deaths in Music on March 18

  • 1799 John Randall, British composer, dies at 82
  • 1816 Johann Paul Schulthesius, composer, dies at 67
  • 1817 Johann Jakob Walder, composer, dies at 67
  • 1823 Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval, French cellist and composer, dies at 69
  • 1870 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer, dies at 48
  • 1875 Ferdinand Laub, composer, dies at 43
  • 1889 William Henry Monk, composer, dies at 66
  • 1918 Willem Coenen, composer, dies at 80
  • 1924 John Frederick Bridge, composer, dies at 79
  • 1938 Cyril Rootham, composer, dies at 62
  • 1967 Jimmy Blaine, singer (Stop the Music), dies at 42
  • 1968 Manuel Gomez Carillo, composer, dies at 85
  • 1973 Lauritz L H Melchior, Danish baritone/actor (Luxury Liner), dies at 82
  • 1976 Robert de Roos, composer, dies at 69
  • 1984 Paul Frances Webster, lyricist, dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
  • 1985 Jack Miller, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 89
  • 1990 Robin Harris, actor (House Party, Mo' Better Blues), dies at 36
  • 1995 Charles Drain, American soul singer, dies at 65
  • 1995 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Raskolnikov), dies at 84
  • 2001 John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1935)
  • 2002 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (b. 1943)
  • 2006 Dan Gibson, musician (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, dies at 85
  • 2011 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), dies of cancer at 71
  • 2017 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], American rock n' roll guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), dies at 90
  • 2017 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, dies at 80