March 1955 in Music

Events in Music


Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Mar 3 Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance on a broadcast of radio show "Louisiana Hayride"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 24 Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Jimmy Fortune, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Mar 2 Dale Bozzio, vocalist (Missing Persons-Destination Unknown), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 2 Jay Osmond, American singer and drummer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Mar 9 Fernando Bujones, American ballet dancer, born in Miami, Florida (d. 2005)
  • Mar 10 Bunny DeBarge, rocker (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Mar 10 Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
  • Mar 10 Gary Louris, American singer-songwriter and musician (Jayhawks), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Mar 14 Boon Gould, rock guitarist (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • Mar 15 Daniel "Dee" Snider, American singer, songwriter and actor (Twisted Sister), born in Astoria, Queens
  • Mar 15 Stephen "Steve" Lillywhite, British record producer (U2, Rolling Stones, Phish), born in Egham, England
  • Mar 17 Paul Overstreet, Van Cleave Miss, country singer (Daddy's Come Around)
  • Mar 26 Dean Dillon, country singer (Chair), born in Lake City, Tennessee
  • Mar 28 Reba McEntire, American country singer (Can't Even Get the Blues), born in McAlester, Oklahoma
  • Mar 30 Randy Vanwarmer, vocalist (Just When I Needed You Most), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Mar 31 Angus Young, Glascow Scotland, rock guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 12 Charlie "Bird" Parker, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 34 in NYC
  • Mar 16 Mayhew Lake, composer, dies at 75