On This Day

March 1933 in Music History

Events in Music

King Kong Premieres

Mar 2 "King Kong" film directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC

  • Mar 23 Kroll Opera in Berlin opens

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Istvan Lang, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest
  • Mar 3 Marco Antonio Munoz, Mexican spanish singer (Murmullos)
  • Mar 4 Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], Dutch singer
  • Mar 5 Norbert Linke, German composer
  • Mar 6 Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, English folk musician and composer
  • Mar 8 Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, born in Kilgore, Texas (d. 1986)
  • Mar 9 Lloyd Price, American R&B singer ("Lawdy Miss Clawdy"; "Stagger Lee"; "Personality"), born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 2021) [1]
  • Mar 9 W. Francis McBeth, American composer (Of Sailors and Whales), conductor, and pedagogue (Ouachita Baptist University, 1957-96), born in Ropesville, Texas (d. 2012)
  • Mar 9 Anatoly Kremer, Russian composer and conductor (Eksperiment), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2015)
  • Mar 10 Bernadetta Matuszczak, Polish composer (Diary of a Fool; Apocalypsis According to St. John), born in Toruń, Poland (d. 2021)
  • Mar 10 Ralph Emery, American country music DJ and television host (Nashville Now), born in McEwen, Tennessee (d. 2022)
  • Mar 13 Mike Stoller, American composer (Lieber & Stoller-Hound Dog, Charlie Brown), born in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York

Quincy Jones Jr

Mar 14 Quincy Jones (Jr.), American jazz trumpeter. composer, arranger, record producer (Michael Jackson; Frank Sinatra; "We Are The World"), and film producer (The Color Purple), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Mar 15 Cecil Percival Taylor, American pianist and poet (University of Wisconsin)
  • Mar 15 Ronald Roseman, American composer
  • Mar 18 Dayton "Bones" Howe, American record producer and sound engineer (The 5th Dimension; The Association; Tom Waits), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 20 Jacquez Guyonnet, Swiss composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Mar 23 Norman Bailey, British bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman), in Birmingham, England
  • Mar 23 Dave Frishberg, American jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and lyricist ("I'm Just A Bill"), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2021)
  • Mar 24 David Harries, Welsh composer (Epithalamium), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2003)
  • Mar 28 Vincente "Tete" Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1997)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Willie Walker, US jazz singer and guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36
  • Mar 26 Eddie Lang [Salvatore Massaro], American jazz guitarist known as the "father of jazz guitar", dies at 30
  • Mar 29 Alexander Schmuller, Russian-Dutch violinist and conductor, dies at 52