On This Day

March 1960 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 8 "Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances
  • Mar 18 5th Eurovision Song Contest: Jacqueline Boyer for France wins singing "Tom Pillibi" in London
  • Mar 19 "Redhead" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances

Music Premiere

Mar 29 Darius Milhaud's 9th Symphony, premieres


Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 5 David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
  • Mar 5 Nicolas Launay, British record producer, composer and recording engineer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Arcade Fire; Kate Bush; Talking Heads), born in London, England
  • Mar 7 Chris Rodriguez, American pop and country session and touring guitarist and vocalist, and contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 12 (Christopher) "Kipp" Lennon, American rock singer-songwriter (Venice), born in Venice, California
  • Mar 12 Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
  • Mar 12 Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)

Adam Clayton

Mar 13 Adam Clayton, English-Irish musician and rock bassist (U2 -"I Will Follow"), born in Chinnor, England

  • Mar 18 Anita Lane, Australian rock singer-songwriter (The Bad Seeds - "From Her To Eternity"), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Mar 19 Eliane Elias, Brazilian jazz pianist, singer, composer and arranger (Dreamer; Around The City), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Mar 21 Guy Chadwick, English singer/songwriter (House of Love)
  • Mar 21 Robert Sweet, American drummer
  • Mar 24 Nena [Gabrielle Kerner], German pop singer ("99 Luftballons"- "99 Red Balloons"), born in Hagen, West Germany
  • Mar 25 Steve Norman, British rock saxophone player (Spandau Ballet - "True"), born in London, England

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Leonard Warren [Warenoff], American baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1939-60), dies of a heart attack during a performance of Verddi's "La forza del destino" at 48
  • Mar 27 Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Orchestra), dies at 58
  • Mar 30 Joseph Haas, German late romantic opera composer (Tobias Wunderlich, Totenmesse), dies at 81