On This Day

March 1922 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Eric Feldbush [Désiré Feldbusch], Belgian cellist, conductor, and composer (Pastels), born in Grivegnée, Belgium (d. 2007)
  • Mar 2 Mario Zafred, Italian composer, music critic, and opera director, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1987)
  • Mar 2 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, American jazz saxophonist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band), born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)
  • Mar 3 Kazimierz Serocki, Polish composer and co-founder of the Warsaw Autumn Festival, born in Toruń, Poland (d. 1981)
  • Mar 4 Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress, dancer and socialite (Young and Willing; Blonde Alibi), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1998)
  • Mar 7 Patrick "Paddy" Clancy, Irish folk singer, harmonic player, and songwriter (The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem - "Carrickfergus"), born in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland (d. 1998)
  • Mar 8 Cyd Charisse [Tula Finklea], American dancer and actress (Singin' in the Rain), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Mar 11 Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
  • Mar 12 Thomas Hugh Eastwood, British composer, born in Hawley, Blackwater, England (d. 1999)
  • Mar 14 Les Baxter, American exotica musician, orchestra leader and composer (Ritual Of The Savage, Born Again), born in Mexia, Texas (d. 1996)
  • Mar 15 (Albert) Eddie Calvert, British trumpeter ("Oh, Mein Papa"; "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)"), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 1978)
  • Mar 20 Larry Elgart, American big band jazz alto saxophonist, and bandleader ("Bandstand Boogie"; "Hooked On Swing"), born in New London, Connecticut (d. 2017)
  • Mar 24 Dave Appell, American musician, arranger, musical director (Ernie Kovacs), record producer (Charlie Gracie; The Orlons; Tony Orlando and Dawn), and songwriter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Mar 28 Felice Chiusano, Italian singer, born in Fondi, Italy (d. 1990)
  • Mar 30 Peter Jona Korn, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1998)
  • Mar 30 German Galynin, Soviet-Russian composer, born in Tula, Russia (d. 1966)
  • Mar 31 Richard Kiley, American singer and actor (Kismet; Man of La Mancha; Endless Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 10 Arthur Hervey, Irish orchestral and operatic composer, and musicologist, dies at 67
  • Mar 10 Horace Wadham Nicholl, British composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 27 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, Russian composer, dies at 63