March 1965 in Music

Events in Music

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 2 One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1966)

Actor Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
  • Mar 3 The Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1
  • Mar 5 1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony
  • Mar 6 "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 performances
  • Mar 13 Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

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Mar 13 Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • Mar 17 Beatles announce their film is named "8 Arms to Hold on to You" (Help)
  • Mar 18 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 220 performances
  • Mar 18 Rolling Stones fined £5 each for public urination
  • Mar 20 10th Eurovision Song Contest: Serge Gainsbourg for Luxembourg wins singing "Poupee de cire, poupee de son" in Naples

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 4 WestBam (Maximillian Lenz), German rave techno DJ
  • Mar 12 Liza Umarova, Chechen torch singer
  • Mar 18 Jeff Labar, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • Mar 23 Marti Pellow, Scottish musician (Wet, Wet, Wet - "Love is All Around"), born in Glasgow

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 Boleslav Vomacka, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 3 Carlo Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 88
  • Mar 6 Ruvim Pergament, composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 9 Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 25 Giorgio Federico Ghedini, composer, dies at 72