March 1984 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Single

Mar 9 John Lennon single "Borrowed Time" released posthumously

  • Mar 21 Part of Central Park in New York City is named Strawberry Fields honoring John Lennon
  • Mar 24 Philip Glass' opera "Akhnaten", based on the life and religious convictions of the Egyptian pharaoh, premieres at the Staatstheater, in Stuttgart, Germany

Music Premiere

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 6 Chris Tomson, American rock drummer (Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"; "Oxford Comma"),, born in Upper Freehold, New Jersey
  • 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 playback singer, songwriter, composer and music producer, born in Berhampore, West Bengal, India
  • Mar 13 Yuuka Nanri, Japanese actress, voice actress and pop singer, born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • Mar 20 Winta [Efrem], Eritrean-Norwegian R&B singer (Hot Romance (Rok With You); Nails on Chalkboard), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Mar 25 Katharine McPhee, American singer-songwriter ("Over It") and actress (Country Comfort), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 26 Stéphanie Lapointe, French Canadian singer (Star Académie), born in Brossard, Quebec
  • Mar 30 Anna Nalick, American singer-songwriter, born in Temple City, California
  • Mar 31 Jack Antonoff, American rock singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Bleachers; fun.), born in Bergenfield, New Jersey

Weddings in Music

Andrew Lloyd Webber & Sarah Brightman

Mar 22 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (36) weds singer and 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, dies at about 81 (b. 1903)
  • Mar 16 Evencio Castellanos, Venezuelan pianist, and composer, 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