March 1978 in Music

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 17 Ligeti's opera "Le Grand Macabre" premieres in Stockholm
  • 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 10 Ben Burnley, American musician (Breaking Benjamin)
  • Mar 12 Claudio Sanchez, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
  • Mar 15 Sid Wilson, American musician (Slipknot)
  • Mar 29 Michael Kaczurak, American singer and actor
  • Mar 31 Tony Yayo, American rapper

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 11 Claude Fran├žois, French singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 12 Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies
  • Mar 13 David McKinley Williams, composer, dies at 91
  • Mar 23 Bill Kenny, American singer, dies at 63
  • Mar 28 Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)
  • Mar 30 Larry Young [Khalid Yasin], American jazz musician (Unity), dies at 37 in unclear circumstances