March 1929 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 3 Nicos Mamangakis, composer
  • Mar 4 Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Neth, conductor (London Phil Orch 1969-78)
  • Mar 4 Josep Mestres-Quadreny, composer
  • Mar 5 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, born in Monticello, Mississippi (d. 1967)
  • Mar 7 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Mar 12 Francisco Pulgar Vidal, Peruvian musicologist and composer, born in Hu├ínuco, Peru (d. 2012)
  • Mar 13 Will Eisma, Dutch composer and violinist, born in Sungailiat, Indonesia
  • Mar 15 Tiezo Matsumura, composer
  • Mar 16 Edwin London, composer
  • Mar 18 Ctirad Kohoutek, composer
  • Mar 19 Herman van San, composer
  • Mar 19 Robert Muczynski, composer
  • Mar 23 Gerrit den Braber, Dutch song writer and lyricist (Ring-dinge-ding, I See a Star), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • Mar 25 Cecil Taylor, American pianist, poet, and one of the pioneers of free jazz, born in Corona, Queens, New York (d. 2018)
  • Mar 26 Maurice Simon, jazz musician

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 29 Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (17) weds her dancing partner Jack Pepper (26)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 15 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, American jazz pianist and singer (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies of a gunshot wound in a dance-hall fight at 24
  • Mar 22 Anton Beer-Walbrun, German composer, dies at 64