March 1980 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 1 Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit
  • Mar 8 The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union
  • Mar 14 Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay
  • Mar 24 Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks
  • Mar 26 Bombay gets its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police)
  • Mar 27 "Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • Mar 27 "Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 21 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 13 Lee Jung-hyun, South Korean pop singer and actress
  • Mar 19 Mikuni Shimokawa, Japanese singer
  • Mar 20 Ock Ju-Hyun, South Korean singer
  • Mar 21 Deryck Whibley, Canadian guitarist and singer (Sum41)
  • Mar 22 Pamela O'Connor, Scottish ice dancer
  • Mar 22 Shannon Bex, American singer (Danity Kane)
  • Mar 25 Joe King, Guitarist and Co-Founder for the band The Fray
  • Mar 26 Son Ho Young, Korean singer
  • Mar 30 Yalin, Turkish singer and songwriter

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 John Jacob Niles, American composer and singer, dies at 87
  • Mar 13 Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 17 Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68
  • Mar 21 Gideon Fagan, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 25 Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
  • Mar 26 Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), dies from drugs at 32
  • Mar 29 Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 74