March 1943 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Piet Veerman, Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Cats-Sailin' Home)
  • Mar 2 Tony Meehan [Daniel Meehan], English rocker (Drifters, Vipers), born in London, England
  • Mar 2 Stephen Dickman, composer
  • Mar 4 Zoltan Jeney, composer
  • Mar 5 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, born in Poggio Bustone, Italy (d. 1998)
  • Mar 7 Chris White, American rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Mar 7 Leon Frank Sylvers, rocker
  • Mar 10 Alfred Whitford Lerdahl, composer
  • Mar 10 Stephen Montague, composer
  • Mar 14 Jim Pons, bassist (Turtles, Mothers of Invention), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 15 Sly Stone, Dallas, funk musician (Sly & the Family Stone-Everyday People), born in Denton, Texas
  • Mar 21 Vivian Stanshall, songwriter/comic
  • Mar 21 Hartmut Haenchen, German conductor
  • Mar 22 George Benson, American jazz/blues singer/guitarist (Greatest Love of All), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 22 Joseph Schwantner, composer
  • Mar 22 Keith Relf, British musician and vocalist (the Yardbirds-For Your Love, Renaissance), born in Richmond, England (d. 1976)
  • Mar 25 Ronald Jeffers, composer
  • Mar 28 Richard Eyre, English film, theatre, television and opera director (National Theatre), born in Barnstaple, Devon, England
  • Mar 29 Vangelis [Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou], Greek composer and keyboardist (Chariots of Fire), born in Agria, Greece
  • Mar 29 Chad Allan [Allan Kowbel], Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mar 30 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Mar 30 Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (d. 1998)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 19 Vicente Ripolles, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 23 Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer, dies at 47
  • Mar 28 Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov, Russian composer and pianist, dies at 69