March 1947 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 12 "Chocolate Soldier" opens at Century Theater NYC for 69 performances
  • Mar 13 "Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances
  • Mar 29 "Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 111 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Mar 4 Jan Garbarek, Norwegian musician
  • Mar 5 Eddie Hodges, Miss, actor/singer (High Hopes, Adv of Huckleberry Finn)
  • Mar 5 Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
  • Mar 6 Kiki Dee, Yorkshire England, singer (Don't Go Breaking My Heart)
  • Mar 7 Donna Loren, singer/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 8 Mike Allsup, Modesto Ca, rock guitarist (Three Dog Night)
  • Mar 8 Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter (On My Own, That's What Friends Are For) and wife of Burt Bacharach, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Mar 10 Tom Scholz, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)
  • Mar 11 Mark Stein, singer/organist/keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge)
  • Mar 13 Lesley Collier, British ballet dancer
  • Mar 13 Beat Richner, Swiss physician and cellist
  • Mar 15 Ry[land] Cooder, LA, blues guitarist (Crossroads)
  • Mar 15 Stomu Yamash'ta, composer
  • Mar 17 Ian Gomm, rock guitarist
  • Mar 17 Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born Composer and Producer
  • Mar 18 Barry Wilson, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
  • Mar 20 Carl Palmer, drummer (Asia-Heat of the Moment, Emerson Lake & Palmer)
  • Mar 21 Franco Mussida, Italian progessive rock musician (Premiata Forneria Marconi), born in Milan
  • Mar 22 Harry Vanda, [Vandenberg], Hague Neth, rock guitarist (Easybeats)
  • Mar 24 Mike Kellie, rock drummer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • Mar 24 Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress

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Mar 25 Elton John [Reginald Kenneth Dwight], English singer (Rocketman), born in Pinner, Middlesex

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  • Mar 26 Carmen Krolis, Suriname/Neth singer
  • Mar 31 Al Goodman, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 5 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), dies at 63
  • Mar 6 Ludwig Weber, composer, dies at 55
  • Mar 11 Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer, dies at 45
  • Mar 19 Willem F J Pijper, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 52
  • Mar 28 Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, composer, dies at 57