Deaths in Music on March 31

  • 1656 Pierre de La Barre, composer, dies at 64
  • 1703 Johann Christoph Bach, German composer (b. 1642)
  • 1880 Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violist/composer, dies at 44
  • 1881 Gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73
  • 1885 Franz W Abbot, German composer/choir conductor, dies at 65
  • 1885 Philipp Fahrbach the Elder, Austrian composer, dies at 69
  • 1886 Giovanni Rossi, composer, dies at 57
  • 1892 Adolf Rzepko, Polish composer, dies at 66
  • 1901 John Stainer, British composer (The Crucifixion), dies at 60
  • 1960 Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
  • 1967 Hieronim Feicht, composer, dies at 72
  • 1973 Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer, dies at 68
  • 1986 O'Kelly Isley, American singer (Isley Brothers), dies of heart attack at 48
  • 1988 Talib Rasul Hakim, composer, dies at 48
  • 1991 John Carter, American jazz clarinetist (Roots & folklore), dies at 61
  • 1993 Mitchell Parish, American lyricist (b. 1900)
  • 1995 Carl Story, American bluegrass musician (Rambling Mountaineers), dies at 78
  • 1995 Selena [Quintanilla-PĂ©rez], Mexican-American singer-songwriter known as the Queen of Tejano music (Grammy-1994), killed by a fan at 23
  • 1996 Jeffrey Lee Pierce, musician, dies at 37
  • 2003 Tommy Seebach, Danish singer (b. 1949)
  • 2006 Jackie McLean, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1931 or 1932)