March 1977 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Mar 4 Roger Sessions' 6th Symphony premieres (in fully completed form) in New York City with José Serebrier conducting the Juilliard Orchestra

  • Mar 18 The Clash release their first recording "White Riot"

Music Concert

Mar 23 Elvis Presley begins his final concert tour

Tony Awards

Mar 24 Lily Tomlin is the first woman to appear solo in a Broadway show in "Appearing Nitely" (special Tony award 1977)

Music History

Mar 26 Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero"

Birthdays in Music

Chris Martin (46 years old)

Mar 2 British rock singer-songwriter, and piano player (Coldplay - "Viva la Vida"), born in Exeter, Devon, England

Ronan Keating (46 years old)

Mar 3 Irish pop singer (Boyzone - "Words"; "No Matter What"; solo -"When You Say Nothing At All"), radio host, and television personality, born in Bayside, Dublin, Ireland

  • Mar 4 Jason Marsalis, American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 4 Jeremiah Green, American drummer (Modest Mouse), born in Oahu, Hawaii (d. 2022)
  • Mar 7 Bartosz Kowalski [-Banasewicz], Polish classical music composer (Contra Tempus; Symmetrical Visions), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Mar 10 Matt Rubano, American rock bassist (Taking Back Sunday, 2003-10), and comedian, born in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York
  • Mar 10 Robin Thicke, Canadian-American singer ("Blurred Lines"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 11 Andre Nickatina, American rapper
  • Mar 12 Ben Kenney, American rock guitarist and bassist (The Roots, 2000-03; Incubus, 2003-present), born in Brielle, New Jersey
  • Mar 13 Ed Sloan, American musician (Crossfade), born in South Carolina
  • Mar 14 Britta Byström, Swedish classical composer (Many, Yet One; Ten Secret Doors), born in Sundsvall, Sweden
  • Mar 15 Joe Hahn, American musician
  • Mar 17 Richard Swift [Ochoa], American singer and songwriter (The Black Keys), born in California (d. 2018)
  • Mar 18 Devin Lima [Harold Lima], American singer (LFO), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • Mar 22 Santa Ratniece, Latvian classical and choral composer (Horo horo hata hata), born in Jelgava, Latvia
  • Mar 24 Corneille [Cornelius Nyungura], Rawandan-Canadian R&B, pop, and soul singer, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  • Mar 24 Natalie Hemby (Wrucke), American Grammy Award-winning country music songwriter (Miranda Lambert - "Only Prettier"; "Automatic"; Toby Keith - "Drinks After Work"), and singer (The Highwomen), born in Bloomington, Illinois
  • Mar 28 Angelo Garcia, singer (Menudo - "Cannonball"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 31 Toshiya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 5 Lockrem Johnson, American composer, dies at 52
  • Mar 5 Moses Pergament, Finnish-Swedish classical composer (The Jewish Song Choral Symphony) and music critic, dies at 83
  • Mar 10 E. Power Biggs, British classical organist and composer (CBS; Bach), dies at 70
  • Mar 14 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, dies at 63
  • Mar 22 Hymie Shertzer, American jazz and session saxophonist (Benny Goodman; NBC's Tonight Show), dies at 67
  • Mar 22 Witold Friemann, Polish composer, pianist, conductor and pedagogue, dies at 87
  • Mar 23 Bennie Green, American swing jazz and soul trombonist (Earl Hines), dies at 53
  • Mar 24 Saburō Moroi, Japanese composer and educator, dies at 73
  • Mar 27 Lodewijk de Vocht, Belgian composer (Prayer for My Fatherland), conductor, kapellmeister (Antwerp Cathedral, 1913-50), and educator (Antwerp Conservatory, 1921-52), dies at 89
  • Mar 29 Madeleine Dring, British composer and pianist, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 53
  • Mar 30 Abdel Halim Hafez [Shabana], Egyptian singer and actor, dies of liver failure due to schistosomiasis (parasitic flatworm infection) at 47
  • Mar 30 Levko Revutsky, Ukrainian composer, music editor and pedagogue, dies at 88