March 1941 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 14 Xavier Cugat & orchestra record "Babalu"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 16 Dmitri Shostakovich receives the Stalin Prize

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 24 Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 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 8 Ivana Loudova, composer
  • Mar 8 Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff, composer
  • Mar 10 Daniel Kirkland Lentz, American composer, born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 10 Piotr Warzecha, composer
  • Mar 15 Mike Love, American vocalist (Beach Boys - "Fun, Fun, Fun"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 17 Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)
  • Mar 17 Clarence Collins, US singer (Imperials-Tears on my pillow)
  • Mar 17 Edward Harper, composer

Person of interestWilson Pickett

Mar 18 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer (Funky Broadway), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2006)

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • Mar 22 Jeremy Clyde, English musician (Chad & Jeremy) and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Mar 28 Alf Clausen, orchestra leader (Mary, Simpsons), 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, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 11 Walford Davies, English composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 12 Charles Sanford Skilton, composer, dies at 72