March 1967 in Music History

Events in Music

Grammy Awards

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

Music Premiere

Mar 7 Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown", based on characters from Charles M. Schulz's' "Peanuts", and starring Gary Burghoff, opens at Theatre 80 in the East Village, NYC; runs for 1597 performances

Album 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

Music Single

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

  • 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

Music Single

Mar 20 The Supremes release single "The Happening"

Film Premiere

Mar 21 Musical comedy film "Thoroughly Modern Millie", starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Channing, premieres at the Criterion Theatre, NYC

  • Mar 25 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
  • Mar 26 21st Tony Awards: "The Homecoming" (play) & "Cabaret" (musical) win
  • Mar 28 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances

Music History

Mar 31 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (and his fingers) at Finsbury Park Astoria theater in London: the guitar sold at auction for nearly $500K, the building is currently a church

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

Billy CorganBilly Corgan (56 years old)

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

  • Mar 17 Van Conner, American rock bassist and guitarist (Screaming Trees), born in Apple Valley, California
  • 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 21 Maxim Reality [Keith Palmer], Jamaican-British trip-hop MC and vocalist (The Prodigy), born in Peterborough, England
  • 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, singer (Give A Reason), and lyricist, born in Kita Tokyo, Japan

Weddings in Music

Liza Minnelli

Mar 3 American singer Liza Minnelli (20) weds Australian singer-songwriter Peter Allen (23); divorce 1974

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 8 Herman "Ivory" Chittison, American jazz pianist (Harlem Rhythm Makers), dies at 58

Ina BoyleIna Boyle (1899-1967)

Mar 10 Irish composer (Glencree; The Magic Harp), dies of cancer at 68

  • Mar 10 Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and rebetiko musician, dies at about 82
  • 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 [Levin], Latvian-Israeli composer (Emek; Independence Symphony; Song of Songs], and conductor, dies at 63 [1]
  • 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