March 1937 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 4 [Bernard Barney Jean] Wilen, musician
  • Mar 6 Paul Mefano, French composer, born in Basra, Iraq
  • Mar 6 Ben Keith [Bennett Keith Schaeufele], American musician and record producer (Neil Young, Great Speckled Bird), born in Fort Riley, Kansas (d. 2010)
  • Mar 8 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • Mar 8 Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)
  • Mar 12 Elizabeth Vaughan, Welsh opera soprano (Victor-Victoria, born in Llanfyllin
  • Mar 13 Terence "Terry" Cox, British musician (Pentangle, Duffy's Nucleus, Humblebums), born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Mar 16 Constança Capdeville, Porteguese pianist and composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1992)
  • Mar 16 David Del Tredici, American composer and pioneer of the Neo-Romantic movement (1980 Pulitzer), born in Cloverdale, California
  • Mar 17 Galina Samsova, Russian ballerina, born in Stalingrad, Soviet Union
  • Mar 19 Clarence "Frogman" Henry, American pianist and singer (Ain't Got No Home), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 20 Jerry Reed, singer/actor (Bat 21, Smokey & the Bandit), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 20 Joe Rivers, rocker (Johnnie & Joe)
  • Mar 22 Jon Hassell, American composer and trumpet player, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 22 Angelo Badalamenti, American film composer (Twin Peaks, The Straight Story, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 23 Heinz Martin Lonquich, German composer
  • Mar 23 Robert Cage, American blues guitarist (From Lake Mary), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • Mar 24 Benjamin Luxon, Redruth England, baritone (Owen Wingrave)
  • Mar 24 Billy Stewart, US R&B singer (I Do Love You)
  • Mar 27 Johnny Copeland, American blues guitarist and singer (Lion's Den), born in Haynesville, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • Mar 31 Willem Duyn, [Mouth], Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 2 Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 11 Paul Scheinpflug, composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 12 Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor, French organist/composer, dies at 93
  • Mar 12 Jeno Hubay, Hungarian composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 12 Charles-Marie Widor, French organist, composer and professor (Paris Conservatory), dies at 93
  • Mar 29 Karol Szymanowski, Polish/Ukraine composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 54