March 1939 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 25 Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer, conductor and musician, born in Havana
  • Mar 1 Warren Davis, rocker (Monotones)
  • Mar 2 Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch singer (Buffoons)
  • Mar 6 Jerry Naylor, Stephenville Tx, rock vocalist (Crickets)
  • Mar 7 Marion Marlowe, singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 8 Robert Tear, tenor (Welsh National Opera 1970), born in Barry, Wales
  • Mar 8 Yannis Vlachopoulos, composer
  • Mar 11 Leonardo "Flaco" Jiménez, American Tex-Mex accordionist, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Mar 13 Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter (Breaking Up is Hard to Do), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 14 Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
  • Mar 18 Travis Pritchett, rocker (Travis & Bob)
  • Mar 18 Giannis Markopoulos, Greek composer
  • Mar 23 Boris Ivanovich Tischenko, composer
  • Mar 23 Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 7 Amadeo Roldán, Cuban composer and violinist, dies at 38
  • Mar 21 Evald Aav, Estonian composer, dies at 39