March 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Concert

Mar 2 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, James Taylor, Bryan Adams, Tom Jones, George Michael, and Herb Alpert

  • Mar 4 "Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • Mar 8 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
  • Mar 14 "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances
  • Mar 14 "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances

Theatrical Finale

Mar 14 Herb Gardner's stage drama "Conversations with My Father", starring Judd Hirsch and Tony Shalhoub, closes at Royale Theatre, NYC after 462 performances and a Tony Award

  • 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 Theatre, 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 17 Rhian Teasdale, British Grammy Award-winning rock singer-songwriter (Wet Leg), born in Merseyside, England
  • Mar 30 Anitta [Larissa de Macedo Machado], Brazilian pop and reggaeton singer-songwriter (Show das Poderosas; Envolver), 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, director, and actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • Mar 4 Art Hodes, Ukrainian-born American jazz, blues pianist and editor (Jazz Record), dies at 88
  • Mar 6 Walther Geiser, Swiss violist, composer and conductor, dies at 95
  • 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, British music director (Jesus Christ Superstar; Evita), dies of AIDS complications at 61
  • Mar 19 Jeff Ward, drummer (9 Inch Nails), commits suicide at 30
  • Mar 19 Karen Dalton (née Cariker); American country blues and folk singer, guitarist, and banjo player (In My Own Time). dies of AIDS related complications at 55
  • 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 [Michael Pashelinsky], Lithuanian-American lyricist ("Stardust"; "It's Wonderful"; "Moonlight Serenade"; "Sweet Lorraine"), dies at 92 [1]