On This Day

Musicians Who Died in March 1973

  • Mar 5 Michael Jeffery, British music manager (b. 1933)
  • Mar 6 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • Mar 8 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American rocker (Grateful Dead) dies at 27
  • Mar 12 Esther Williamson Ballou, American organist, composer and educator, dies at 57
  • Mar 14 Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907)
  • Mar 18 Lauritz Melchior, Danish-American baritone tenor (National Symphony), dies at 82
  • Mar 21 Antoni Szalowski, Polish composer, dies at 65

Person of interestNoël Coward

Mar 26 Noël Coward, English playwright (Hay Fever, Private Lives), director (In Which We Serve-1942 Academy Award), actor and singer, dies of heart failure at 73

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • Mar 26 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, dies at 67
  • Mar 27 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 31 Kurt Thomas, German composer, dies at 68