On This Day

March 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 4 "Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • Mar 8 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder

Soul Train Music Awards

Mar 9 7th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige
  • Mar 14 "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 performances
  • Mar 14 "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances
  • Mar 14 "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Mar 18 "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 performances
  • Mar 25 "Candida" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Mar 30 Lanford Wilson's play "Redwood Curtain", starring Jeff Daniels, opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater, NYC; runs for 40 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 9 Suga [Min Yoon-gi], Korean rapper and songwriter (BTS), born in Daegu, South Korea
  • Mar 30 Anitta [Larissa de Macedo Machado], Brazilian singer-songwriter ("Show das Poderosas), born in Rio Janeiro, Brazil

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 3 Carlos Montoya, American flamenco guitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966), dies at 89
  • Mar 3 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • Mar 4 Art Hodes, Russ/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies
  • Mar 7 Arnold Franchetti, Italian American composer, dies at about 84
  • Mar 7 Earl Wrightson, American actor and singer (Pinafore, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Mar 8 Billy Eckstine, American jazz singer (Tenderly, A Fool in Love), dies at 78 of a stroke
  • Mar 9 Bob Crosby, American jazz singer and bandleader (Bob-Cats), dies of cancer at 79
  • Mar 11 Edgar Nelson Barclift, dancer, dies after lengthy illness at 76
  • Mar 12 June Valli, American singer (Crying in the Chapel), dies of cancer at 62
  • Mar 15 Anthony Bowles, music writer (Jesus Christ Superstar), dies at 61
  • Mar 19 Jeff Ward, drummer (9 Inch Nails), commits suicide at 30
  • Mar 22 Gret Palucca, German dancer and choreographer (Entartet), dies at 91
  • Mar 22 Phia Berghout, Dutch harpist, dies at 83
  • Mar 27 Clifford Jordan, American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 61
  • Mar 31 Mitchell Parish, American lyricist, dies at 92