March 1981 in Music

Events in Music


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Mar 1 Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC for 767 performances

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Mar 5 Michael Stewart's musical "Bring Back Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC for 4 performances
  • Mar 7 Michael Stewart's musical "Bring Back Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • Mar 8 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • Mar 10 "Bette Davis Eyes" single released by Kim Carnes (Billboard Song of the Year 1981)
  • Mar 12 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Marry Me a Little," premieres in NYC
  • Mar 29 Peter Stone's musical "Woman of the Year" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 770 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 3 Kim Yoo-Jin (Eugene), South Korean singer and actress
  • Mar 3 Sung Yu Ri, South Korean singer and actress
  • Mar 4 Carol Banawa, Filipino singer and celebrity
  • Mar 4 Donny Tourette, English punk rock singer (Towers of London)
  • Mar 11 Russell Lissack, English musician (Bloc Party)
  • Mar 11 LeToya Luckett, American singer (ex-Destiny's Child)
  • Mar 11 Paul Wall, American rapper
  • Mar 14 Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese-born pianist
  • Mar 15 Young Buck, American rapper
  • Mar 18 Jang Nara, Korean singer and actress
  • Mar 22 Mims [Shawn Mims], American rapper (This Is Why I'm Hot), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Mar 26 Jay Sean, British Asian R&B singer
  • Mar 27 JJ Lin, Chinese singer (Music Voyager), born in Singapore

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Yip Harburg [Isidore Hochberg], American lyricist (Somewhere Over The Rainbow), dies in a car crash at 84
  • Mar 7 Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin, Russian conductor/composer, dies at 67