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March 1905 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Mar 13 Mata Hari first performs her dance act at the Guimet Museum, Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Marc Blitzstein, composer (Cradle Will Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 6 Bob Wills, American western-swing singer, and bandleader, known as the 'King of Western Swing' (Texas Playboys -"Steel Guitar Rag"), born in Limestone County, Texas (d. 1975)
  • Mar 10 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles (d.1984)
  • Mar 15 Bertha "Chippie" Hill, American blues and vaudeville singer (King Oliver's Jazz Band), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1950)
  • Mar 18 John Kirkpatrick, American pianist (Concord Sonata), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 22 Carlo Alberto Pizzini, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1981)
  • Mar 23 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), born in Bremerhaven, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Mar 26 Pablo Garrido, Chilean composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1982)
  • Mar 27 Leroy Carr, American blues piano player and singer-songwriter ("How Long, How Long Blues"), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 15 Luigi Manzotti, Italian mine dancer and ballet choreographer, dies at 70
  • Mar 19 Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, Armenian composer (Patarag), dies at 49