March 1942 in Music

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Jerry Fisher, American R&B singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in DeKalb, Texas
  • Mar 1 Peter Guber, producer (Flashdance)
  • Mar 1 Michael Giles, British drummer (King Crimson, Giles, Giles & Fripp), born in Waterlooville, Hampshire
  • 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, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground), born in Garnant, Wales
  • Mar 9 Mark Lindsay, American rock vocalist (Paul Revers & Raiders), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Mar 9 Gary Walker [Leeds], American musician (the Standells, the Walker Brothers), born in Glendale, California
  • Mar 12 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)
  • Mar 13 William "Bill" Curbishley, British music and film producer and band manager (The Who, Judas Priest, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant), born in London, England
  • Mar 15 Hughie Flint, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • Mar 16 Jerry Jeff Walker [Ronald Clyde Crosby], American country music singer and songwriter (Mr Bojangles), born in Oneonta, New York
  • 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 23 James "Jimmy" Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)

Person of interestAretha Franklin

Mar 25 Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter known as "The Queen of Soul" (Respect) and first female performer inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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  • 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