March 1932 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Jacques Leduc, Belgian composer, born in Jette (d. 2016)
  • Mar 4 Guido Baggiani, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy
  • 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 5 Robert Lombardo, American composer and composition teacher (The Music Conservatory of Chicago College. 1964-99), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 7 Ed Thrasher, American Grammy Award-winning art director (Warner Brothers Records, 1964-79), and photographer (album art for Frank Sinatra; Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead), born in Glendale, California (d. 2006)
  • 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, American country music singer-songwriter (A Tombstone Every Mile), born in Fort Fairfield, Maine (d. 1995)
  • Mar 20 Tod Dockstader, composer
  • Mar 21 Joseph Silverstein, American violinist, concertmaster and conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1955-84), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 22 Leo "Bud" Welch, American gospel and Delta blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("You Can't Hurry God"; "Cadillac Baby"), born in Sabougla, Mississippi (d. 2017)
  • 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 and soul singer and musician ("Mystery Train"), born in Bobo, Mississippi (d. 1971)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 Frank Teschemacher, American jazz clarinetist and alto-saxophonist, killed in a car accident at 25
  • Mar 3 Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist and composer (Golem), dies at 67

John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa (1854-1932)

Mar 6 American composer and march king (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 77

  • Mar 26 Jean Cartan, French composer, dies at 25