On This Day

March 1978 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 1 "Timbuktu!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances
  • Mar 5 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 performances
  • Mar 18 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario, California
  • Mar 24 Wings release "With a Little Luck"
  • Mar 27 Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances
  • Mar 30 "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • Mar 31 Wings release "London Town" album

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 3 Douglas Osmond, vocalist (Osmond Boys), born in Provo, Utah
  • Mar 3 Seomoon Tak, Korean singer
  • Mar 3 Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2009)
  • Mar 6 Saukrates [Karl Amani Wailoo], Canadian rapper (Big Black Lincoln), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Mar 10 Ben Burnley, American rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter (Breaking Benjamin - "Breath"), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Mar 12 Claudio Sanchez, American rock singer, guitarist, and lyricist (Coheed and Cambria), born in Suffern, New York
  • Mar 29 Michael Kaczurak, American singer and actor
  • Mar 31 Tony Yayo [Marvin Bernard], American rapper (G-Unit - "So Seductive"), born in Queens, New York City

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 11 Claude François, French pop singer-songwriter ("Comme d'habitude"), electrocuted in a home mishap at 39
  • Mar 12 Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies
  • Mar 13 David McKinley Williams, Welsh born American church composer, dies at 91
  • Mar 21 Louis Cottrell Jr., Creole-American jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist (Heritage Hall Jazz Band), dies at 67
  • Mar 23 Bill Kenny, American singer, dies at 63
  • Mar 26 Alix Combelle, French swing saxophonist, clarinetist, and bandleader (Quintette du Hot Club de France), dies at 65
  • Mar 30 Larry Young [Khalid Yasin], American jazz musician (Unity), dies at 37 in unclear circumstances