On This Day

Events in Music in March 1948

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Mar 16 Billie Holiday is released from prison early due to good behavior

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • Mar 20 1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90
  • Mar 21 "Stop the Music" with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio
  • Mar 27 Just 11 days after being released from prison, Billie Holiday plays in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall