March 1959 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 7 "Bells Are Ringing" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 performances
  • Mar 9 "Juno" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Mar 11 4th Eurovision Song Contest: Teddy Scholten for Netherlands wins singing "Een beetje" in Cannes
  • Mar 15 Richard Rogers' "No Strings" opens on Broadway
  • Mar 19 "1st Impressions" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • Mar 21 "Juno" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 16 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Andrew Farriss, Australia, rock keyboardist (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
  • Mar 2 Larry Stewart, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Mar 13 Ronnie Rogers, guitarist (T'Pau-Heart & Soul)
  • Mar 14 Patrick Dupond, dancer (La Bayadere), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 16 Stan Thorn, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Mar 16 Flavor Flav, American rapper and reality TV star, born in Roosevelt, New York

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  • Mar 17 Mike Lindup, British rock keyboardist/singer (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • Mar 17 Paul Black, American rock singer
  • Mar 18 Irene Cara, Bronx actress/singer (Fame, DC Cab, Certain Fury), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 19 Terry Hall, English musician (Specials, Fun Boy 3), born in Coventry
  • Mar 20 Richard Drummie, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
  • Mar 21 Sarah Jane Morris, English Singer
  • Mar 21 Nobuo Uematsu, Japanese composer
  • Mar 22 Avraham Fried, Orthodox Jewish Musician
  • Mar 23 Epic Soundtracks, English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls) (d. 1997)
  • Mar 29 Perry Farrell, American musician, (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros)
  • Mar 30 Sabine Meyer, German clarinetist
  • Mar 31 Ali McMordie, Irish bassist (Stiff Little Fingers)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 11 Haydn Wood, English composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 15 Lester Young, American musician (b. 1909)
  • Mar 17 Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer, dies on 48th birthday
  • Mar 25 Billy Mayerl, composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 29 Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer, dies at 84