On This Day

March 1957 in Music History

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Jon Carroll, American pop 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, American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 8 Clive Burr, English drummer (Iron Maiden, 1979-82), born in London, England (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 - "Stop! The Love You Save May Be Your Own"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 18 Melvin Gentry, American R&B singer and guitarist (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator")
  • Mar 18 György Pazdera, Hungarian bassist (Pokolgép)
  • Mar 22 Stephanie Mills, American singer-songwriter and actress (The Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 27 Billy MacKenzie, Scottish rock vocalist (The Associates - "Affectionate Punch"), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1997)

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 8 Othmar Schoeck, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 25 Joseph "Fud" Livingston, American jazz clarinetist, arranger, and composer ("Im Thru With Love") and composer, dies at 50