March 1941 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 14 Xavier Cugat & orchestra record "Babalu"

Music History

Mar 16 Russian composer and pianist Dmitri Shostakovich receives the Stalin Prize

  • Mar 19 Jimmy Dorsey & orchestra record "Green Eyes" & "Maria Elena"

Sports History

Mar 24 Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie "Sun Valley Serenade", starring Sonja Henie and John Payne, for 20th Century Fox

Music Premiere

Mar 29 1st performance of Benjamin Britten's "Requiem Symphony"

  • Mar 29 WPAT radio in NJ begins broadcasting (country music format)

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 6 Peter Brötzmann, German free jazz saxophonist and clarinet player, born in Remscheid, Germany
  • Mar 8 Ivana Loudová, Czech composer (Vocal Symphony), born in Chlumec nad Cidlinou, Bohemia (d. 2017)
  • Mar 8 Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff, American pianist & composer
  • Mar 10 Daniel Kirkland Lentz, American composer, born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 10 Piotr Warzecha, Polish composer, born in Bytom, Poland (d. 2015)
  • Mar 15 Mike Love, American vocalist (Beach Boys - "Fun, Fun, Fun"; "California Girls"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 17 Clarence Collins, American doo-wop singer (Imperials - "Tears On My Pillow"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 17 Edward Harper, English composer, born in Taunton, England (d. 2009)
  • Mar 17 Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane; Jefferson Starship), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)

Wilson Pickett

Mar 18 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer ("In The Midnight Hour"; "Funky Broadway"), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2006)

  • Mar 21 John Boylan, American record producer (Pure Prairie League; Commander Cody; Little River Band), born in New York City
  • Mar 22 Jeremy Clyde, English pop singer and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy - "A Summer Song") and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Mar 28 Alf Clausen, American orchestra leader and film and television score composer (Donny & Marie; The Simpsons; ALF), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 28 Charles Ray "Charlie" McCoy, American Grammy-winning session musician and harmonica player (Hee Haw), born in Oak Hill, West Virginia

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Edoardo Mascheroni, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 7 Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik), dies at 63
  • Mar 8 José Serrano Simeón, Spanish composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 9 Carlos Pedrell, Uruguayan guitarist and composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 11 Walford Davies, British organist, composer, educator, and broadcaster (BBC), dies at 71
  • Mar 12 Charles Sanford Skilton, composer, dies at 72