March 1976 in Music History

Events in Music

Academy of Country Music Awards

Mar 1 11th Academy of Country Music Awards: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn win

  • Mar 2 Musical revue featuring song from the Harlem Renaissance "Bubbling Brown Sugar" opens at ANTA Theater, NYC; runs for 766 performances
  • Mar 6 Revival of Sidney Howard's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1924 stage drama "They Knew What They Wanted", closes at the Playhouse Theatre, NYC, after 23 performances
  • Mar 25 "My Fair Lady" opens at St James Theater NYC for 384 performances
  • Mar 25 "Rex" opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Mar 26 Wings release "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 4 Stza Crack [Scott Sturgeon], American punk rock musician (Choking Victim; Leftover Crack), born in New York
  • Mar 8 (Gareth) "Gaz" Coombes, British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter (Supergrass - "Alright"), born in Oxford, England
  • Mar 10 Haifa Wehbe, Lebanese-Egyptian actress, model, pop and world music singer, born in Mahrouna, Lebanon
  • Mar 10 Kisaki, Japanese progressive rock musician (Phantasmagoria)
  • Mar 12 Simon Young, English music journalist
  • Mar 13 James Dewees, American musician (The Get Up Kids), born in Liberty, Missouri
  • Mar 16 Blu Cantrell [Tiffany Cobb], American singer-songwriter (Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!), Breathe), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Mar 17 Stephen Gately, Irish pop singer (Boyzone - "A Different Beat"; "No Matter What"), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • Mar 19 Zach Lind, American drummer (Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle")
  • Mar 20 Chester Bennington, American singer and songwriter (Linkin Park), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2017)
  • Mar 25 Baek Ji Young, South Korean singer
  • Mar 25 Gigi Leung, Hong Kong actress and singer (Tempting Heart), born in Hong Kong
  • Mar 25 Juvenile [Terius Gray], American rapper (The Hot Boys), born in Magnolia, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 27 Tia Fuller, American jazz saxophonist (Soul (film); Beyoncé backing band), composer, and educator (Berklee School), born in Aurora, Colorado
  • Mar 28 David Keuning, American guitar player (The Killers), born in Pella, Iowa
  • Mar 30 Mark McClelland, Northern Irish rock bassist and songwriter (Degrassi; Snow Patrol), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Weddings in Music

Alice Cooper

Mar 20 American rocker Alice Cooper (28) weds choreographer Sheryl Goddard in Acapulco, Mexico

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 Jean Martinon, French conductor & composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 3 Alfred Sendrey [Szendrei], Hungarian-American organist, conductor, musicologist, and composer, dies at 92
  • Mar 7 Erwin Kroll, German composer, dies at 90
  • Mar 11 Louis Gesensway, Latvian-American violinist (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1926-71), and composer (Ode To Peace), dies at 70
  • Mar 18 Robert de Roos, Dutch composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 19 George Sklavos, Greek composer, dies at 87
  • Mar 19 Paul Kossoff, British rock guitarist (Free - "All Right Now"), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 25
  • Mar 30 Reuben "Rube" Bloom, American pianist, arranger, band leader (The Bayou Boys), songwriter ("Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)"; "Give Me the Simple Life"), dies at 73