March 1956 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 1 "Crazy Arms" single released by Ray Price - his 1st no.1 (Billboard Song of the Year 1956)

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Mar 2 "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" single cover released by Elvis Presley

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  • Mar 3 Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"
  • Mar 15 "My Fair Lady" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances
  • Mar 22 Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis Jr opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 John Cowsill, rock drummer (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Mar 2 Mark Evans, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mar 4 Kermit Driscoll, American jazz bassist
  • Mar 5 Teena Marie, American singer
  • Mar 14 Patrick Leonard, American songwriter, film composer and music producer (Madonna), born in Crystal Falls, Michigan
  • Mar 17 Will Rigby, rock percussionist (Amy Rigby Diary of a Mad Housewife)
  • Mar 26 Charly McClain, country singer (Radio Heart), born in Jackson, Tennessee

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 19 Author Aldous Huxley (62) weds musician and author Laura Archera (45)


Deaths in Music

  • Mar 5 Erich Itor Kahn, German composer of Jewish descent, dies at 50
  • Mar 11 Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, Russian opera composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 16 Joseph John Richards, American composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 25 George Luther Foote, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 26 Thomas de Hartmann, Russian composer, dies at 70