On This Day

March 17, 1963 in Music History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Birthdays in Music

  • Michael Ivins, American rock bassist and keyboard player (The Flaming Lips - "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Nick Peros, Canadian classical composer (Prayer of Consolation)

Deaths in Music

  • Lizzie Miles [Elizabeth Landreaux], Creole-American jazz, blues and gospel singer ("Man O'War"), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • William Henry Squire, composer, dies at 91
1963 in Music