March 1966 in Music

Events in Music


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Mar 3 Canadian-American rock band "Buffalo Springfield" forms (Stephen Stills, Neil Young, et al)

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young

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Mar 4 John Lennon says "We (the Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Mar 5 11th Eurovision Song Contest: Udo Jurgens for Austria wins singing "Merci, Cherie" in Luxembourg
  • Mar 7 "Wait A Minim!" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 457 performances
  • Mar 8 "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • Mar 12 Love's 1st album released "Love"

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 15 8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Frank Sintra & Barbra Streisand

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Mar 18 "Pousse Cafe" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Mar 19 "Poussé Cafe" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Mar 25 Beatles pose with mutilated dolls & butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday & Today" album, It is later pulled
  • Mar 29 "It's a Bird... It's Superman" opens at Alvin NYC for 129 performances

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Mar 30 Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Stevie Rachelle, rock vocalist (Tuff-What Comes Around Goes Around)
  • Mar 3 Tone-Loc, [Anthony Terrell Smith], rocker (Let's Do It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 3 Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)
  • Mar 4 Patrick Hannan, English pop drummer (Sundays-Can't Be Sure)
  • Mar 4 Grand Puba, American rapper
  • Mar 9 Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Mar 10 Edie Brickell, Mrs Paul Simon/rocker (& New Bohemians)
  • Mar 10 Gráinne Mulvey, Irish composer
  • Mar 18 Jerry Cantrell, US rock guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt)
  • Mar 19 James "Big Jim" Wright, American record producer
  • Mar 20 Alka Yagnik, Indian singer
  • Mar 25 Jeff Healey, Canadian blind pop guitarist (See the Light), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2008)
  • Mar 28 Salt [Cheryl James], American singer (Salt-n-Pepa), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 30 Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 17 The Who drummer Keith Moon (19) weds model Kim Kerrigan (18) at Brent Registry Office

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Janis Medins, Latvian composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 6 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), dies at 84
  • Mar 7 Mike Millward, English musician (The Fourmost), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • Mar 15 Heinrich Lemacher, German composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 17 Walter Lang, Swiss composer, dies at 69