March 1962 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 7 Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio
  • Mar 8 Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
  • Mar 15 Richard Rodger's musical "No Strings" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 580 performances
  • Mar 18 7th Eurovision Song Contest: Isabelle Aubret for France wins singing "Un premier amour" in Luxembourg
  • Mar 19 "All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • Mar 22 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert NYC for 300 performances
  • Mar 25 "Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Bill Leen, rocker (Gin Blossoms)
  • Mar 2 Jon Bon Jovi, Sayreville NJ, rocker (Bon Jovi-Give Love a Bad Name)
  • Mar 5 Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
  • Mar 7 Taylor Dayne, [Leslie Wunderman], NY, vocalist (I'll Always Love You)
  • Mar 10 Gary Clark, rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
  • Mar 10 Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer
  • Mar 13 Terence Blanchard, American jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers) and film score composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 15 Steve Coy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
  • Mar 15 Terrence Trent D'Arby, American rock vocalist (Wishing Well), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 17 Clare Grogan, rocker (Altered Images-Happy Birthday)
  • Mar 17 Janet Patricia Gardner, Juneau Alaska, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • Mar 17 Roxy Dora Petrucci, Rochester Minn, rock drummer (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • Mar 24 Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
  • Mar 26 Richard Coles, English musician (Communards-Don't Leave Me This Way), born in Northampton
  • Mar 28 Ged Grimes, Scottish rocker (Simple Minds), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • Mar 30 M C Hammer, [Stanley Kirk Burrell], rapper (Hammer Time), born in Oakland, California

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 5 Otakar Jeremias, composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 6 Rezso Kokai, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 16 John Owen Jones, composer, dies at 85
  • Mar 24 Jean Goldkette, Greek-born musician (b. 1899)