On This Day

March 1936 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 4 Aribert Reimann, composer
  • Mar 4 Eric Allandale, rocker (Foundations)
  • Mar 6 Sylvia Robinson, American rocker (Mickey & Sylvia-Love is Strange), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2011)
  • Mar 8 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle)
  • Mar 9 Mickey Gilley, American country singer (Urban Cowboy), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • Mar 16 Frederick "Fred" Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and dolphin conservationist (Everybody's Talkin'), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • Mar 17 Ladislaw Kupkovic, composer
  • Mar 18 Robert Lee Smith, American singer (Tams, You Lied to Your Daddy)
  • Mar 19 Amancio D'Silva, musician
  • Mar 19 Birthe Wilke, Danish singer
  • Mar 20 Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican Reggae artist

Person of interestVaughn Meader

Mar 20 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, born in Waterville, Maine (d. 2004)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • Mar 21 Marek Stachowski, composer
  • Mar 22 Roger Whittaker, country singer (Durham Town), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Mar 24 Fredrick Kaufmamn, composer
  • Mar 24 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Mar 25 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist
  • Mar 26 Erich Urbanner, Austrian composer and educator, born in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Mar 26 Fred Paris, rocker (Five Satins)
  • Mar 27 Malcolm Goldstein, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 29 Richard Rodney Bennett, English pianist, classical and film score composer (Four Weddings And A Funeral), born in Kent, England (d. 2012)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 6 Rubin Goldmark, American composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 6 Josef Stránský, Czech conductor (New York Philharmonic, 1911-23) dies at 63
  • Mar 21 Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, composer (Chopiniana), dies at 70
  • Mar 30 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer, dies at 40