On This Day

March 1936 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Buell Neidlinger, American pop, jazz, and classical session cellist and double bassist (Cecil Taylor; Frank Zappa; Duane Eddy), born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • Mar 4 Aribert Reimann, German composer (Lear), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 4 Eric Allandale [Dubuisson], West Indian-British rock and soul trombonist, and songwriter (The Foundations - "Baby Now That I've Found You"), born in Dominica, West Indies (d. 2001)
  • Mar 6 Sylvia Robinson, American rocker (Mickey & Sylvia - "Love Is Strange"), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2011)
  • Mar 8 Gábor Szabó, Hungarian-American jazz guitarist (Spellbinder), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1982)
  • Mar 9 Mickey Gilley, American nightclub owner (Urban Cowboy) and country singer (Roomful of Roses), born in Natchez, Mississippi (d. 2022) [1]
  • Mar 10 Alfredo Zitarrosa, Uruguayan Vocalist and journalist (d. 1989)
  • Mar 15 Howard Greenfield, American song lyricist ("Calendar Girl"; "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"; "Love Will Keep Us Together"; theme to "Bewitched"), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 1986)
  • Mar 16 Fred Neil [Morlock], American songwriter, folk singer, guitarist (Everybody's Talkin'; Candy Man), and conservationist (Dolphin Project), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • Mar 17 Ladislaw Kupkovic, Slovak composer, born in Bratislava (d. 2016)
  • Mar 18 Robert Lee Smith, American singer (Tams - "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy")
  • Mar 19 Amancio D'Silva, musician
  • Mar 19 Birthe Wilke, Danish pop singer (Eurovision Song Contest, 1957 & 1959), born in Vesterbro, Denmark
  • Mar 20 Lee "Scratch" Perry [Rainford Hugh Perry], Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter and producer (The Upsetters), born in Kendal, Jamaica (d. 2021)

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

  • Mar 20 Harold Mabern Jr., American post-bop jazz pianist and composer, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2019)
  • Mar 21 Marek Stachowski, Polish composer (Neusis II; Thakurian Chants), and pedagogue, born in Piekary Śląskie, Poland (d. 2004)
  • Mar 21 Brian Dee, British jazz and session pianist and accompanist, born in London, England
  • Mar 22 Roger Whittaker, Kenyan British country singer ("The Last Farewell"; "Durham Town"), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Mar 24 Fredrick Kaufman, American jazz trumpeter (Woody Herman), classical composer ( Mother of Exiles; Kaminarimon), and educator (born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 24 Don Covay [Randolph], American R&B musician and songwriter ("Chain of Fools"), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Mar 25 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, American jazz bassist, born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • Mar 26 Erich Urbanner, Austrian composer and educator, born in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Mar 26 Fred Parris, American doo-wop singer and songwriter (The Five Satins - "In The Still Of The Night"), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2022)
  • Mar 27 Malcolm Goldstein, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 29 Richard Rodney Bennett, English pianist, classical, jazz, and film score composer (Far From The Madding Crowd; Four Weddings And A Funeral), born in Kent, England (d. 2012)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Ruben Liljefors, Swedish 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 Glazunov, Russian pianist, composer (Chopiniana; Stenka Razin), and educator (St Petersburg Conservatory, 1899-1930), dies at 70
  • Mar 30 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer, dies at 40