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March 1966 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 awardsGrammy Awards

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

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and 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 for photographer Robert Whitaker with mutilated dolls and 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

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Mar 30 "Color Me Barbra", Barbra Streisand's second TV special and the first in color, premieres on CBS

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Stevie Rachelle, American hard rock vocalist (Tuff - What Comes Around Goes Around), born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • 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, American rock singer-songwriter (New Bohemians '"What I Am"), married to Paul Simon, born in Oak Cliff, Texas
  • Mar 10 Gráinne Mulvey, Irish classical composer, born in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 15 Klaus Paier, Austrian jazz accordionist and composer, born in Sankt Andrä, Austria
  • Mar 18 Jerry Cantrell, American rock guitarist, songwriter, and singer (Alice in Chains - Dirt), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Mar 19 James "Big Jim" Wright, American Grammy and Dove Award-winning keyboardist, composer, arranger, and record producer (Sound of Blackness; Mariah Carey), born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Mar 20 Alka Yagnik, Indian singer
  • Mar 25 Jeff Healey, Canadian blind blues-rock guitarist and singer ("See The Light"; "Angel Eyes"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2008)
  • Mar 25 Frank Ferrer, American rock drummer (Guns N' Roses, 2006 -present), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 28 Salt [Cheryl James], American Grammy Award-winning rapper and songwriter (Salt-n-Pepa - "Let's Talk About Sex"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 28 Indra Lesmana, Indonesian jazz keyboardist, arranger, and composer, born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Mar 30 Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age, 2002-12), born in Gardena, California

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

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

drummer Keith Moon
drummer
Keith Moon

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Jānis Mediņš, 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