On This Day

March 1952 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 15 "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 performances
  • Mar 21 "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 performances
  • Mar 21 Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever

Film release premierFilm Premier

Mar 27 "Singin' in the Rain", musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 3 Robyn Hitchcock, rocker (Moss Elixir)
  • Mar 4 Umberto Tozzi, Italian singer
  • Mar 5 Alan Clark, keyboardist (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • Mar 7 Ernie Isley, American vocalist/guitarist (It's Your Thing, Heat is On)
  • Mar 12 Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • Mar 13 Wolfgang Rihm, German composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Mar 17 Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
  • Mar 21 Chris O'Connell, rocker
  • Mar 22 Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer
  • Mar 27 Rocky Maffit, rocker (Champaign)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 5 Vladimir Scherbachov, Russian composer and professor (Blokovskaya, Thunderstorm), dies at 63
  • Mar 22 Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (b. 1870)