March 1973 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Mar 1 Harvest (UK) and Capitol Records (US) release Pink Floyd's 8th studio album "Dark Side of the Moon"; it stays on Billboard Top 200 Album charts for most of the next 14 years, selling over 50 million copies worldwide

  • Mar 3 Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer's musical "Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater, NYC, after 31 performances
  • Mar 4 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America

Music History

Mar 8 Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis

  • Mar 13 "Irene" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances
  • Mar 18 "Seesaw" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 296 performances
  • Mar 22 Joffrey Ballet revives Diaghilev's "Parade" at The City Center, NYC

Music History

Mar 23 Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in USA

  • Mar 25 27th Tony Awards: "That Championship Season" (play) and "A Little Night Music" (musical) win

Music History

Mar 27 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding and LSD possession

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ and producer (4 Strings)
  • Mar 7 Sébastien Izambard, French operatic pop singer (Il Divo), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 8 Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer (The Gathering)
  • Mar 10 John LeCompt, American hard rock guitarist (Evanescence, 2002-07 - "Lithium"), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Mar 13 David Draiman, American musician and songwriter (Disturbed), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 16 Brant Bjork, American rock drummer (Kyuss) and guitarist (Stoner), born in Redlands, California
  • Mar 17 Caroline Corr, Irish Celtic folk rock singer, drummer, and bodhrán player (The Corrs - "What Can I Do"), born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
  • Mar 22 Beverley Knight, English singer and actress, born in Wolverhampton, England
  • Mar 23 Stefon Harris, American jazz vibraphonist (The Grand Unification Theory; The Classical Jazz Quartet), born in Albany, New York
  • Mar 25 Anders Fridén, Swedish singer ("In Flames"), born in Askim, Sweden
  • Mar 30 DJ AM [Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 5 Michael Jeffery, British music manager (The Animials; Jimi Hendrix), dies in a mid-air plane collision over France at 39)
  • Mar 6 Paul Kletzki [Paweł Klecki], Polish-Swiss violinist, composer, and conductor, dies during orchestral rehearsal at 72
  • Mar 8 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American rock singer, harmonica player, and occasional keyboardist (Grateful Dead, 1965-72), dies of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 27
  • Mar 12 Esther Williamson Ballou, American organist, composer and educator, dies at 57
  • Mar 14 Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 18 Lauritz Melchior, Danish-American baritone tenor (National Symphony), dies at 82
  • Mar 19 Brew Moore [Milton Aubrey Moore], American jazz saxophonist, dies from injuries sustained in fall down a flight of stairs at 48
  • Mar 21 Antoni Szałowski, Polish-French composer (The Resurrection of Lazarus; 2 Pieces for Ondes Martenot), dies of a heart attack at 65

Noël CowardNoël Coward (1899-1973)

Mar 26 English playwright (Hay Fever; Private Lives), director (In Which We Serve -1942 Academy Award), actor and singer, dies of heart failure at 73

  • Mar 26 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, dies at 67
  • Mar 27 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 31 Kurt Thomas, German composer, dies at 68