March 1950 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 15 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances
  • Mar 18 "Touch & Go" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • Mar 23 "Great to Be Alive" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 52 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Mar 27 Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleveland, Ohio)

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Karen Carpenter, vocalist/drummer (We Only Just Begun), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 3 Re Styles, rock vocalist (Tubes)
  • Mar 4 Emilio Estefan, Cuban-American musician and producer (Miami Sound Machine), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Mar 5 Eugene Fodor, American classical violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2011)
  • Mar 7 Iris Chacon, Puerto Rican singer and dancer
  • Mar 10 Ted McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
  • Mar 11 Bobby McFerrin, American vocalist and conductor (Don't Worry Be Happy-Grammy 1989), born in New York, New York
  • Mar 13 Steve Hill, country vocalist (A Winning Hand)
  • Mar 15 Jørgen Olsen, Danish singer
  • Mar 18 James Conlon, American conductor (Cincinnati May Festival-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 John Hartman, Falls Church Va, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers)
  • Mar 21 Roger Hodgson, rock vocalist (Supertramp-It's Raining Again)
  • Mar 25 Ronald "Ronnie" McDowell, American country singer (The King is Gone), born in Portland, Tennessee
  • Mar 25 Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax) (d. 1995)
  • Mar 26 Teddy Pendergrass, singer (Turn Off the Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 26 Alan Silvestri, American film score composer (Back To The Future, Forrest Gump), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 27 Maria Ewing, American opera singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 27 Tony Banks, English musician and rock keyboardist (Genesis), born in East Hoathly, Sussex
  • Mar 29 Mory Kanté, Guinean singer and kora harp player (Yé ké yé ké), born in Albadaria, Guinea
  • Mar 30 Dave Ball, English guitarist (Procul Harum), born in Birmingham (d. 2015)
  • Mar 30 Eugene Bowen, composer (Wonder's Edge)
  • Mar 30 Rupert Greenall, rock keyboardist (Fixx)
  • Mar 31 Richard Hughes, rocker (Johnny Winter Band)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 8 Jaroslav Kocian, composer, dies at 67