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March 1984 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 9 John Lennon single "Borrowed Time" released posthumously

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 27 Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe's rock musical "Starlight Express"


Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 8 Dave Moffatt, Canadian musician
  • Mar 10 Li Yuchun [Chris Lee], Chinese singer-songwriter and actress (Supergirl), born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Mar 11 Anna Tsuchiya, Japanese model, actress and singer
  • Mar 12 Shareefa [Faradah Cooper], American R&B singer, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 12 Shreya Ghoshal, Indian singer
  • Mar 13 Yuuka Nanri, Japanese actress, voice actress and pop singer, born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • Mar 20 Winta, Norwegian musician
  • Mar 25 Katharine McPhee, American singer-songwriter and actress (scorpion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 26 Stéphanie Lapointe, French-Canadian singer
  • Mar 30 Anna Nalick, American singer and songwriter.

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 22 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (36) weds singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (23) in Hampshire, England


Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Shalva Mikhailovich Mshvelidze, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 5 Harry Salter, orchestra leader (Stop the Music), dies at 85
  • Mar 5 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (Scarpia in Tosca), dies at 70
  • Mar 6 Pierre Cochereau, French composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 11 Kostas Roukounas, Greek rembetiko singer and songwriter (b. 1903)
  • Mar 16 Evencio Castellanos, Venezuelan pianist, dies at 68
  • Mar 18 Paul Frances Webster, lyricist, dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
  • Mar 28 Carmen Dragon, American composer and conductor (Hollywood Bowl Symphony) dies of cancer at 69