On This Day

March 1909 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Richard de Guide, composer
  • Mar 2 Hanoch Jacoby, composer
  • Mar 6 Dave Clark, American blues music promoter, and songwriter, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Mar 8 Anthony Donato, composer
  • Mar 17 Lovie Lee [Edward Lee Watson], American electric blues pianist, singer, and songwriter, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1997)
  • Mar 18 Ljubica Marić, Serbian composer (Songs Of Space), born in Kragujevac, Serbia (d. 2003)
  • Mar 21 Uno "Miff" Görling, Swedish jazz trombonist, arranger, bandleader, and composer, bjorn in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1988)
  • Mar 22 Jack Popplewell, British composer and playwright (If I Should Fall In Love Again), born in Leeds, England (d. 1996)
  • Mar 25 Jay Blackton, American conductor and arranger (Guys & Dolls), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 26 Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer
  • Mar 27 Ben Webster, American tenor saxophonist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1973)
  • Mar 29 Aubrey "Moon" Mullican, American hillbilly pianist, songwriter, and singer ("Seven Nights To Rock"), born in Polk County, Texas (d. 1967)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 22 Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 66
  • Mar 25 Ruperto Chapi, Spanish composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 26 Nikolai Arkas, Ukrainian composer, dies at 56