On This Day

March 1932 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Jacques Leduc, Belgian composer, born in Jette (d. 2016)
  • Mar 4 Guido Baggiani, composer
  • Mar 4 Miriam Makeba, South African singer and civil rights activist (Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, 1965), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2008) [1]
  • Mar 11 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
  • Mar 15 Arif Mardin, Turkish-American music producer (Atlantic Records, Aretha Franklin, Bee Gees), born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2006)
  • Mar 17 Dick Curless, singer/songwriter
  • Mar 20 Tod Dockstader, composer
  • Mar 21 Joseph Silverstein, American violinist, concertmaster and conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 23 Louisiana Red [Iverson Minter], American blues guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("Sweet Blood Call"), born in Bessemer, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • Mar 27 [Herman] Junior Parker, American blues singer and musician (Mystery Train), born in Bobo, Mississippi (d. 1971)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 Frank Teschemacher, American jazz clarinetist, dies at 25
  • Mar 3 Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist and composer (Golem), dies at 67

Person of interestJohn Philip Sousa

Mar 6 John Philip Sousa, American composer (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 77

  • Mar 26 Jean Cartan, composer, dies at 25