Deaths in Music on March 3

  • 1766 Gregor Joseph Werner, composer, dies at 73
  • 1768 Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer, dies at 81
  • 1800 Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi, composer, dies at 64
  • 1822 Franz Adam Veichtner, composer, dies at 81
  • 1824 Giovanni Battista Viotti, Italian violist/composer, dies at 70
  • 1889 Edward Sydney Smith, composer, dies at 49
  • 1926 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer, dies at 58
  • 1932 Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist and composer (Golem), dies at 67
  • 1934 Norman O'Neill, English composer, dies at 58
  • 1945 Koos Speenhoff, Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75
  • 1961 Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born left-handed pianist, dies at 72
  • 1965 Carlo Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 88
  • 1967 Georges Lonque, composer, dies at 66
  • 1976 Alfred Sendrey, composer, dies at 92
  • 1991 Arthur Murray [Moses Teichman], American ballroom dancer and businessman (Arthur Murray Dance Party), dies at 95 of pneumonia
  • 1993 Carlos Montoya, flamenco guitarist, dies at 89
  • 1993 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • 1994 Karel Kryl, Czechoslovak folk singer, dies at 49
  • 2000 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
  • 2002 Harlan Howard, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (Beatitudines), dies at 98
  • 2010 Dudley "Big Tiny" Little Jr, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies at 79
  • 2012 Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist, dies from prostate cancer at 64
  • 2013 Bobby Rogers, American vocalist, dies from complications from diabetes at 73
  • 2017 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), dies at 81
  • 2018 Patrick Doyle, English drummer (Veronica Falls, Boys Forever), dies at 32