March 1963 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 5 Beatles record "From Me to You" & "Thank You Girl"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 7 John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman recorded their self-titled album "John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman" at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • Mar 9 Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 12 Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Mar 13 Hindemith & Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 18 "Tovarich" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • Mar 21 David Hendon & Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
  • Mar 22 Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
  • Mar 23 8th Eurovision Song Contest: Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann for Denmark win singing "Dansevise" in London

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Robert James Affuso, rock drummer (Skid Row-Psycho Love), born in Newburgh, New York
  • Mar 1 Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)
  • Mar 1 Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer

Person of interestJason Newsted

Mar 4 Jason Newsted, US heavy-metal bassist (Metallica-Nothing Else Matters), born in Battle Creek, Michigan

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
  • Mar 4 MDV, [Michiel de Vos], Dutch pop bassist (Burma Shave-Stash)
  • Mar 4 Janey Lee Grace, English singer, author, television presenter and radio disc jockey
  • Mar 6 Suzanne Crough, American child actress (The Partridge Family), born in Fullerton, California (d. 2015)
  • Mar 7 Denyce Graves, American singer
  • Mar 9 David Pogue, American technology columnist and TV science presenter, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Mar 10 Jeff Ament, American musician (Pearl Jam)
  • Mar 10 Rick Rubin, American record producer
  • Mar 14 Mike Muir [Cyco Miko], American thrash metal musician (Suicidal Tendencies), born in Venice, California
  • Mar 15 Bret Michaels, guitarist (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 16 Jimmy Degrasso, American musician, drummer
  • Mar 17 Nick Peros, Canadian composer
  • Mar 18 Vanessa L Williams, Millwood NY, Actress, singer and 1st African American Miss America (1983)
  • Mar 20 Paul Mirkovich, rock keyboardist (Nelson-Love & Affection)
  • Mar 21 Sharon June Howe Pederson, Glencoe Mn, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • Mar 22 Suzanne Sulley, Sheffield S Yorks, rocker (Human Leauge-Human)
  • Mar 27 Dave Koz, American jazz saxophonist, born in Encino, California
  • Mar 27 Charly Alberti, Argentinian rock musician (Soda Stereo), born in Buenos Aires
  • Mar 28 Andy Cousin, English rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet & Other Stories), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • Mar 30 Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor
  • Mar 31 Paul Mercurio, Australian actor/dancer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 21 Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliott Gould (24)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 5 Hawkshaw Hawkins, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies at 41

Person of interestPatsy Cline

Mar 5 Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • Mar 5 Cowboy Copas, American singer (b. 1913)
  • Mar 17 William Henry Squire, composer, dies at 91
  • Mar 28 Alec A Templeton, composer/pianist (Alec Templeton Time), dies at 52
  • Mar 30 Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer, dies at 69