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March 1977 in Music History

Events in Music

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 5 3rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
  • Mar 18 The Clash release their first recording "White Riot"

Music concertMusic Concert

Mar 23 Elvis Presley begins his final concert tour

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Comedian, Actress and Singer Lily Tomlin
Comedian, Actress and Singer
Lily Tomlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter Elvis Costello
Singer-Songwriter
Elvis Costello

Birthdays in Music

Person of interestChris Martin

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

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin

Person of interestRonan Keating

Mar 3 Ronan Keating, Bayside Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • Mar 4 Jason Marsalis, American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 7 Bartosz Kowalski [-Banasewicz], (Contra Tempus; Symmetrical Visions)Polish classical music composer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Mar 10 Matt Rubano, American musician (Taking Back Sunday)
  • 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 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, English organist and composer (CBS), dies at 70
  • Mar 14 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, dies at 63
  • Mar 22 Witold Friemann, Polish composer, dies at 87
  • Mar 22 Hymie Shertzer, American jazz and session saxophonist (Benny Goodman; NBC's Tonight Show), dies at 67
  • 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, dies at 89
  • Mar 30 Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer, dies at 88
  • Mar 30 Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (b. 1929)