March 2007 in Music History

Events in Music

Soul Train Music Awards

Mar 10 21st Soul Train Music Awards: Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson win

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Mar 12 22nd Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five; R.E.M.; The Ronettes; Patti Smith; and Van Halen

Music Single

Mar 29 Rihanna releases her hit single "Umbrella" featuring Jay-Z, goes to No. 1 on US Billboard Hot 100 for 7 weeks

Weddings in Music

  • Mar 7 Former vocalist of "Babado Novo" Claudia Leitte (26) weds Marcio Pedreira at Hotel Convento do Carmo in Salvador, Brazil
  • Mar 10 Brazilian singer-actress Tania Mara (24) weds director Jayme Monjardim (50) at Chapel of Sao Jose das Botas on the grounds of Hotel Fazenda Florenca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Mar 10 Notable singer and stage performer Matt Hetherington (36) weds Australian television presenter Melissa Kotsos at the Morning Star Estate on Mt. Eliza
  • Mar 30 "Little Big Town" singer-guitarist Phillip Sweet (33) weds Rebecca Arthur at Cedarvine Manor in Lebanon, Tennessee

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 Joel Brodsky, American photographer, credited with photographing over 400 album covers, dies of a heart attack at 67 [1]
  • Mar 4 Natalie Bodanya [Bodanskaya], American soprano, dies at 98
  • Mar 4 Richard Joseph, British computer and video game soundtrack composer, dies of lung cancer at 53
  • Mar 4 Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish rock and blues composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist, dies at 63
  • Mar 7 Frigyes Hidas, Hungarian composer, and musical director (Hungarian National Theater, 1951-66; Budapest Operetta, 1974-79). dies at 78
  • Mar 9 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), commits suicide at 55
  • Mar 11 Betty Hutton [Elizabeth June Thornburg], American actress, dancer, singer and comedian (Greatest Show on Earth), dies of colon cancer a 86
  • Mar 17 Roger Bennett, American Southern Gospel performer (b. 1959)
  • Mar 18 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, dies at 85
  • Mar 19 Luther Ingram, American soul singer and songwriter (b. 1937)