Musicians Who Died on March 18

  • 1799 John Randall, British composer, dies at 82
  • 1816 Johann Paul Schulthesius, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1817 Johann Jakob Walder, composer, dies at 67
  • 1823 Jean-Baptiste Bréval, French cellist, composer, and pedagogue, dies at 69
  • 1867 Wiktor Każyński, Polish composer, dies at 54
  • 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 Frederick Bridge, English organist and composer, dies at 79
  • 1938 Cyril Rootham, English composer, dies at 62
  • 1967 Jimmy Blaine, singer (Stop the Music), dies at 42
  • 1968 Manuel Gómez Carrillo, Argentine composer, dies at 85
  • 1972 Jimmy Carroll, American pianist (Most Important People), dies at 58
  • 1973 Lauritz Melchior, Danish-American baritone tenor (National Symphony), dies at 82
  • 1976 Robert de Roos, Dutch composer, dies at 69
  • 1984 Paul Frances Webster, lyricist, dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
  • 1985 Jack Miller, Ameerican orchestra leader (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 89
  • 1990 Robin Harris, American comedian and actor (House Party, Mo' Better Blues), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • 1995 Charles Drain, American soul singer, dies at 65
  • 1995 Fred Ramsey, American jazz writer, dies at 80
  • 1995 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Raskolnikov), dies at 84
  • 2001 John Phillips, American singer and guitarist (Mama & Papas-California Dreaming), dies at 65
  • 2002 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor, dies at 58
  • 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
  • 2012 Jalal Zolfonun, Iranian composer (Gol-e Sadbarg), setar (Persian lute) player, and teacher, dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 2014 Joe Lala, American drummer, percussionist, singer ("Blues Image"), and actor, dies from complications of lung cancer at 66

Chuck BerryChuck Berry (1926-2017)

American rock n' roll guitarist and singer-songwriter ("Roll Over Beethoven"; "Sweet Little Sixteen"), dies at 90

  • 2017 Don Hunstein, American photographer of musicians, dies at 88
  • 2017 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, dies at 80