March 1951 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 10 "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Mar 25 5th Tony Awards: "Guys & Dolls" (musical) & "Rose Tatoo" (play) win

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Mar 27 Frank Sinatra records "I'm a Fool to Want You"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Mar 29 "King & I" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1246 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 3 Lindsay Cooper, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel)
  • Mar 4 Chris Rea, English rock guitarist (Fool If You Think It Is Over), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • Mar 4 Linda Yamamoto, Japanese singer
  • Mar 7 Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
  • Mar 12 Jack Green, Scottish musician (T. Rex, The Pretty Things), born in Glasgow
  • Mar 16 Ray Benson, country singer (House of Blue Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 16 Ritchie Teeter, rocker
  • Mar 17 Scott Gorham, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-21 Guns)
  • Mar 20 Guy Perry, rock guitarist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Mar 20 Jimmie Vaughan, American guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Dallas County, Texas
  • Mar 21 Russell Thompkins Jr, US soul singer (Stylistics-Sing Baby Sing)
  • Mar 22 Howard Reitzes, Southgate Ca, rocker (Iron Butterfly)
  • Mar 24 Dougie Thompson, rocker (Supertramp-Bloody Well Right)
  • Mar 25 Bob Pelander, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Mar 25 Maisie Williams, Montserrat, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • Mar 28 Karen Kain, Canadian ballerina, born in Hamilton, Canada
  • Mar 28 Matti Pellonp√§√§, Finnish actor and musician, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1995)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 6 Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), dies at 58
  • Mar 8 John Winter Thompson, composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 20 Kathleen Lockhart Manning, composer, dies at 60
  • Mar 22 Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Concertgebouw Orchestra, NY Philharmonic 1922-30), dies at 79