March 1931 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 3 Cab Calloway records "Minnie Moocher" (Jazz's 1st million seller)
  • Mar 25 Hal Kemp & his orchestra record Whistles, with Skinnay Ennis

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 5 Anthony Headges, composer
  • Mar 6 Carmen de Lavallade, American actress, dancer and choreographer (Aida), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 7 C W Stubblefield, music promoter
  • Mar 10 Georges Dor, Quebec author, playwright, singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • Mar 13 Rosalind Elias, American mezzo-soprano (Grimgerde-Die Walkuere), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Mar 14 Phil Phillips [Baptiste], rock vocalist (Sea Of Love)
  • Mar 16 Betty Johnson, Guilford County NC, singer (Jack Paar Show, I Dreamed)
  • Mar 20 Antonio Tauriello, composer
  • Mar 20 Hal Linden [Harold Lipshitz], American directer, musician and actor (Barney Miller, Blacke's Magic), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Mar 25 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer and composer
  • Mar 27 Burt Collins, American jazz trumpeter, born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • Mar 27 Yoriaki Matsudaira, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo
  • Mar 30 Harold Burrage, US singer/pianist (Hi Yo Silver)
  • Mar 30 Sandor Szokolay, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 8 Clara Kathleen Rogers, composer, dies at 87