March 1957 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 1 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 performances
  • Mar 3 2nd Eurovision Song Contest: Corry Brokken for Netherlands wins singing "Net als toen" in Frankfurt
  • Mar 8 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 22 "All Shook Up" single released by Elvis Presley

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Mar 30 1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Jon Carroll, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 5 Mark E. Smith, British rock vocalist (The Fall, The Post-Nearly Man), born in Broughton, Lancashire, England (d. 2018)
  • Mar 6 Edward "Eddie" Deezen, American actor (Grease, I Wanna Hold Your Hand), born in Cumberland, Maryland
  • Mar 8 Billy Childs, composer/pianist
  • Mar 8 Clive Burr, East Ham, London, drummer (Iron Maiden 1979-82), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 9 Mark Mancina, American composer (Speed, Bad Boys, Moana), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 11 Cheryl Lynn, American singer
  • Mar 12 Marlon D Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-Maybe Tomorrow), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 12 Steve Harris, hard rock bassist (Iron Maiden-Gypsy's Kiss), born in London, England
  • Mar 18 Melvin Gentry, vocalits/guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Mar 18 György Pazdera, Hungarian bassist (Pokolgép)

Person of interestSpike Lee

Mar 20 Spike Lee [Shelton Jackson Lee], American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Director Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
  • Mar 22 Stephanie Mills, singer/actress (Wiz)
  • Mar 27 Billy MacKenzie, Scottish rock vocalist (The Associates-Affectionate Punch), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1997)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 28 Jazz musician Billie Holiday (41) weds mafia enforcer Louis McKay

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 8 Othmar Schoeck, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 25 Fud Livingston, American jazz clarinetist and composer, dies at 50