On This Day | Rock History for the Month of March

On This Day Rock History for the Month of March

Born on this day March 1
1810 – Frédéric Chopin, Polish composer (d. 1849)
1944 – Mike d’Abo, English singer (Manfred Mann)
1944 – Roger Daltrey, English musician (The Who)
1946 – Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (Offenbach) (d. 1990)
1958 – Nik Kershaw, English musician
1963 – Rob Affuso, American drummer (Skid Row)
1973 – Ryan Peake, Canadian guitarist (Nickelback)
1994 – Justin Bieber, Canadian singer

Died on this day March 1

2006 – Johnny Jackson, American musician (The Jackson 5) (b. 1951)

Jon Bon Jovi on this day march

on this day march

Born on this day March 2
1948 – Rory Gallagher, Irish guitarist (d. 1995)
1956 – John Cowsill, American musician (The Cowsills)
1956 – Mark Evans, Australian bassist (AC/DC)
1962 – Jon Bon Jovi, American musician (Bon Jovi)
1977 – Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay)

Died on this day March 2
2008 – Jeff Healey, Canadian guitarist (b. 1966)

Born on this day March 3
1948 – Snowy White, British guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Pink Floyd)
1951 – Johnny Jackson, American musician (The Jackson 5) (d. 2006)
1963 – Jason Newsted, American bassist (Metallica, Voivod)
1966 – Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)

Died on this day March 3
2012 – Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist (Montrose) (b.1947)

Born on this day March 4
1948 – Chris Squire, English bassist (Yes)
1952 – Serge Fiori, Canadian singer and songwriter (Harmonium)
1971 – Anders Kjølholm, Danish bass player (Volbeat)
1971 – Fergal Lawler, Irish drummer (The Cranberries)

Died on this day March 4
1986 – Richard Manuel, Canadian musician (The Band) (b. 1943)
2001 – Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)

Born on this day March 5
1946 – Richard Bell, Canadian musician (The Band) (d. 2007)
1952 – Alan Clark, English keyboardist (Dire Straits)
1962 – Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
1970 – John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1972 – Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)

Died on this day March 5
1963 – Patsy Cline, American singer (b. 1932)

Born on this day March 6
1844 – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Flight of the Bumblebee) (d.1908)
1946 – David Gilmour, British musician (Pink Floyd)
1964 – Paul Bostaph, American drummer (Slayer)
1968 – Michael Romeo, American musician (Symphony X)
1970 – Chris Broderick, American musician (Megadeth)
1973 – Peter Lindgren, Swedish guitarist (ex-Opeth)

Born on this day March 7
1943 – Chris White, British musician (The Zombies)
1946 – Matthew Fisher, British musician (Procol Harum)
1946 – Peter Wolf, American musician (The J. Geils Band)
1969 – Warrel Dane, American singer (Nevermore)

Born on this day March 8
1945 – Micky Dolenz, American musician (The Monkees)
1946 – Randy Meisner, American musician (The Eagles)
1947 – Mike Allsup, American musician (Three Dog Night)
1957 – Clive Burr, British musician (Iron Maiden)
1969 – Rob Dukes, American musician (Exodus)
1973 – Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer (The Gathering)

Died on this day March 8
2011 – Mike Starr, American Musician (Alice In Chains) (b. 1966)

Born on this day March 9
1942 – John Cale, Welsh musician (The Velvet Underground)
1942 – Mark Lindsay, American musician (Paul Revere & The Raiders)
1945 – Robert Calvert, English singer (Hawkwind) (d. 1988)
1945 – Robin Trower, British rock musician
1947 – Chris Thompson, British rock musician (Mannfred Mann)
1968 – Johnny Kelly, American drummer (Type O Negative)
1970 – Shannon Leto, American drummer and actor (30 Seconds to Mars)

Died on this day March 9
2004 – Rust Epique, former Crazy Town guitarist (b. 1968)
2007 – Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (b. 1951)

Born on this day March 10
1947 – Tom Scholz, American songwriter and guitarist (Boston)
1963 – Jeff Ament, American musician (Pearl Jam)
1963 – Rick Rubin, American record producer
1970 – Matt Barlow, American singer (Iced Earth)
1975 – Jerry Horton, American guitarist (Papa Roach)
1978 – Benjamin Burnley, American musician (Breaking Benjamin)

Died on this day March 10
1988 – Andy Gibb, English-born singer (b. 1958)
2005 – Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) (b. 1951)

Born on this day March 11
1818 – Antonio Bazzini (The Round Of The Goblins) (d. 1897)
1964 – Vinnie Paul, American drummer (Pantera)
1979 – Benji Madden, American guitarist (Good Charlotte)
1979 – Joel Madden, American singer (Good Charlotte)
1981 – LeToya Luckett, American singer (ex-Destiny’s Child)

Born on this day March 12
1948 – James Taylor, American musician
1956 – Steve Harris, English musician (Iron Maiden)
1957 – Marlon Jackson, American singer and musician (The Jackson 5)
1969 – Graham Coxon, English musician (Blur)
1970 – Roy Khan, Norwegian singer (Kamelot)
1978 – Claudio Sanchez, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)

Died on this day March 12
2012 – Michael Hossack, American Drummer (The Doobie Brothers) (b. 1946)

Born on this day March 13
1960 – Adam Clayton, Irish bassist (U2)
1973 – David Draiman, American musician and songwriter (Disturbed)

Born on this day March 14
1933 – Quincy Jones, American musician and composer
1945 – Walter Parazaider, American saxophonist (Chicago)
1983 – Taylor Hanson, American musician (Hanson)

Born on this day March 15
1940 – Phil Lesh, American musician (Grateful Dead)
1941 – Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)
1955 – Dee Snider, American singer (Twisted Sister)
1963 – Bret Michaels, American musician (Poison)
1968 – Mark McGrath, American musician (Sugar Ray)
1968 – Jon Schaffer, American guitarist (Iced Earth)
1972 – Mark Hoppus, American musician (Blink-182)
1977 – Joe Hahn, American musician (Linkin Park)
1982 – Jordan Hastings, Canadian drummer (Alexisonfire)

Born on this day March 16
1948 – Michael Bruce, American musician (Alice Cooper)
1954 – Nancy Wilson, American guitarist, singer and actress (Heart)
1963 – Jimmy Degrasso, American musician (Megadeth)

Died on this day March 16
2008 – Daniel MacMaster, Canadian singer (Bonham). (b. 1968)

Born on this day March 17
1941 – Paul Kantner, American musician (Jefferson Airplane)
1951 – Scott Gorham, American musician (Thin Lizzy)
1959 – Paul Black, American rock singer (L.A. Guns)
1967 – Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins)
1972 – Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian musician (Hole)
1974 – Oliver Palotai, German keyboard player (Doro)
1975 – Justin Hawkins, British singer (The Darkness)

Died on this day March 17
1990 – Ric Grech, British bass player (Blind Faith – Traffic) (b. 1946)

Born on this day March 18
1941 – Wilson Pickett, American singer (d. 2006)
1950 – John Hartman, American drummer (Doobie Brothers)
1979 – Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5)

Died on this day March 18
2001 – John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas & the Papas) (b. 1935)

Born on this day  March 19
1946 – Paul Atkinson, English guitarist (The Zombies) (d. 2004)
1953 – Billy Sheehan, American bassist (Mr. Big)
1953 – Ricky Wilson, American musician (The B-52’s) (d. 1985)
1973 – Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)

Died on this day March 19

1976 – Paul Kossoff, English guitarist (Free) (b. 1950)

Randy Rhoads 1980 on this day march

Randy Rhoads 1980 on this day march

1982 – Randy Rhoads, American guitarist (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne) (b. 1956)
1990 – Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (b. 1966)

Born on this day March 20
1950 – Carl Palmer, English drummer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
1951 – Jimmie Vaughan, American blues guitarist
1961 – Slim Jim Phantom, American musician (Stray Cats)
1976 – Chester Bennington, American musician (Linkin Park)

Died on this day March 20
1991 – Conor Clapton, son of Eric Clapton (b. 1986)

Born on this day March 21
1685 – Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer (d. 1750)
1950 – Roger Hodgson, English musician (Supertramp)
1960 – Robert Sweet, American drummer
1967 – Jonas Berggren, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)
1980 – Deryck Whibley, Canadian guitarist and singer (Sum41)

Born on this day March 22
1943 – Keith Relf, English musician (The Yardbirds) (d. 1976)
1968 – Euronymous, Norwegian musician (d. 1993)

Born on this day March 23
1949 – Ric Ocasek, American musician (The Cars)
1953 – Chaka Khan, American singer

Born on this day March 24
1949 – Nick Lowe, British musician

Born on this day March 25

1966 – Jeff Healey, Canadian guitarist (d. 2008)

Jeff Healey on this day march

Jeff Healey on this day march

1969 – Jeffrey Walker, British Musician (Carcass)
1973 – Anders Fridén, Swedish singer (In Flames)

Born on this day March 26
1944 – Diana Ross, American singer (Supremes)
1948 – Richard Tandy, British keyboardist (Electric Light Orchestra)
1948 – Steven Tyler, American singer (Aerosmith)
1968 – James Iha, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)

Died on this day March 26
2002 – Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe) (b. 1950)
2004 – Jan Berry, American musician (Jan and Dean) (b. 1941)
2005 – Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)

Born on this day March 27
1950 – Tony Banks, English musician (Genesis)
1959 – Andrew Farriss, Australian musician (INXS)
1969 – Mariah Carey, American pop singer
1970 – Brent Fitz, Canadian musician (Theory of a Deadman)
1970 – Brendan Hill, British drummer (Blues Traveler)
1975 – Fergie, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas)

Born on this day March 28
1948 – John Evan, British musician (Jethro Tull)
1964 – Cheryl James, American performer (Salt-n-Pepa)
1976 – Dave Keuning, American guitar player (The Killers)
1984 – Ol Drake, English guitarist (Evile)

Born on this day March 29
1967 – John Popper, American musician

Born on this day March 30
1941 – Graeme Edge, British musician (Moody Blues)
1962 – MC Hammer, American rap musician
1966 – Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age)
1968 – Celine Dion, Canadian singer
1979 – Norah Jones, American musician

Born on this day March 31
1944 – Mick Ralphs, English guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
1955 – Angus Young, Scottish-born Australian guitarist (AC/DC)
1977 – Toshiya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)