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March 1960 in Music History

Events in Music


Conscripted in 1958, Elvis Presley served two years in the U.S. Army
Conscripted in 1958, Elvis Presley served two years in the U.S. Army
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  • 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
  • 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 (YYeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, Talking Heads), born in London, England
  • Mar 12 Kipp Lennon, American singer
  • Mar 12 Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
  • Mar 12 Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)
  • Mar 13 Adam Clayton, English-Irish musician and rock bassist (U2-I Will Follow), born in Chinnor, England
  • Mar 21 Guy Chadwick, English singer/songwriter (House of Love)
  • Mar 21 Robert Sweet, American drummer
  • Mar 22 Laurie Sargent, rock vocalist (Face To Face)
  • Mar 24 Nena [Gabrielle Kerner], German pop singer ("99 Luftballons"- "99 Red Balloons"), born in Hagen, West Germany
  • Mar 25 Steve Norman, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • Mar 28 Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French author and dramatist (Concerto to the Memory of an Angel), born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, Rhône

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60), dies on stage at 48
  • Mar 27 Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Orchestra), dies at 58
  • Mar 30 Joseph Haas, German opera composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
  • Mar 31 Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81