March 1942 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 5 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony premieres in Siberia

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Jerry Fischer, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • Mar 1 Peter Guber, producer (Flashdance)
  • Mar 2 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Mar 2 Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist
  • Mar 3 Mike Pender, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 7 Tammy Faye Bakker, gospel singer/wife of Jim Baker (PTL)
  • Mar 9 John Cale, Garnant, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground)
  • Mar 9 Mark Lindsay, Eugene Or, rock vocalist/sax (Paul Revers & Raiders)
  • Mar 12 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)
  • Mar 15 Hughie Flint, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • Mar 16 Jerry Jeff Walker, Oneonta NY, country singer (Mr Bojangles)
  • Mar 17 Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
  • Mar 19 Jeff Neighbour, US bassist (Joy of Cooking)
  • Mar 19 Robin Luke, rocker (Susie Darlin')
  • Mar 22 Jon Arthur English, composer
  • Mar 25 Aretha Franklin, Soul Sister #1/singer (Respect), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 30 Graeme Edge, England, rock drummer (Moody Blues-Your Wildest Dreams)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 12 Enrique Morera, composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 15 Alexander van Zemlinsky, Austrian and US composer (African Dance), dies at 70
  • Mar 20 Theodoro Valcarcel, composer, dies at 41