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 Larry Stewart, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Mar 13 Ronnie Rogers, British guitarist (T'Pau-Heart & Soul), born in Shrewsbury, England
  • 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

Person of interestFlavor Flav

Mar 16 Flavor Flav [William Drayton Jr], American rapper and reality TV star, born in Roosevelt, New York

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • 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, born in Southampton, England
  • Mar 21 Nobuo Uematsu, Japanese composer
  • Mar 22 Avraham Fried [Friedman], Orthodox Jewish Musician, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 23 Epic Soundtracks [Kevin Paul Godfrey], English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1997)
  • Mar 26 Chris Whitten, British session drummer (Paul McCartney - "Flowers In The Dirt"), born in England, United Kingdom
  • Mar 27 Andrew Farriss, Australian rock keyboardist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt), born in Perth, Australia
  • Mar 29 Perry Farrell, American musician, (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros), born in Queens, New York
  • 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