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March 1967 in Music History

Events in Music

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Mar 2 9th Grammy Awards: "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra wins best record, "Michele" by The Beatles best song

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 6 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Guitar win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Mar 7 Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man" premieres in NYC

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 10 "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You", American singer Aretha Franklin's tenth overall studio album, and first on Atlantic Records is released

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 11 Pink Floyd releases 1st single "Arnold Layne"

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • Mar 17 British harpist Shiela Bromberg plays with string section for the Sgt. Pepper track "She's Leaving Home", becomes the first female to perform on a Beatles recording
  • Mar 18 Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 20 The Supremes release "The Happening"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • Mar 25 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
  • Mar 28 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances

Album Release Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Mar 30 Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album is photographed by Michael Cooper

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One of the most famous album covers in music history, The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, designed by artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth
One of the most famous album covers in music history, The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, designed by artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (The Astoria, London)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Dennis Seaton, British reggae-rock singer (Musical Youth - "Pass the Dutchie"), born in Birmingham, England
  • Mar 4 Evan Dando, American musician (The Lemonheads - "Mrs. Robinson"), born in Essex, Massachusetts
  • Mar 6 Julio Bocca, Argentine ballet dancer (American Ballet Theater, 1986-2006; Ballet Argentino, 1990-2007), and artistic director (National Ballet of Uruguay, 2010-18), born in Munro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mar 7 Randel "Randy" Guss, American musician and drummer (Toad the Wet Sprocket), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 11 John Barrowman, Scottish-American actor, singer, presenter and writer (Captain Jack Harkness-Doctor Who), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 17 Van Conner, American rock bassist and guitarist (Screaming Trees), born in Apple Valley, California

Person of interestBilly Corgan

Mar 17 Billy Corgan, American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness), born in Chicago, Illinois

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan
  • Mar 18 Miki Berenyi, English singer (Lush - "Single Girl")
  • Mar 21 Jonas "Joker" Berggren, Swedish musician, songwriter, and producer (Ace of Base -"All That She Wants"), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Mar 23 John Strohm, American rock drummer, guitarist, songwriter (The Lemonheads), lawyer, and record executive (Rounder Records), born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Mar 29 John Popper, American blues rock singer and harmonica player (Blues Traveler - "Run Around"), born in Chardon, Ohio
  • Mar 30 Hayashibara Megumi, Japanese voice actress and singer

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 3 Georges Lonque, Belgian composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 6 Nelson Eddy, American baritone (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
  • Mar 6 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, (Psalmus Hungaricus; Hary Janos), dies at 84
  • Mar 10 Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
  • Mar 11 Geraldine Farrar, soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85
  • Mar 16 James Friskin, composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 18 Jimmy Blaine, singer (Stop the Music), dies at 42
  • Mar 24 Marc Lavry, Israeli composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 25 Renato Cellini, Italian conductor (b.c.1913)
  • Mar 27 David L. Snell, American pianist and composer for films (MGM Studio), dies at 69
  • Mar 31 Hieronim Feicht, composer, dies at 72