March 1967 in Music

Events in Music

Music awardsMusic 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
  • Mar 4 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)

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 releaseMusic Single

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

Rocker Syd Barrett
Syd Barrett
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • Mar 18 Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes #1
  • Mar 18 Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock off Cornwall & spills oil
  • Mar 20 The Supremes release "The Happening"
  • Mar 25 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
  • Mar 28 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Mar 30 Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's" is photographed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 6 Julio Bocca, Argentinean Ballet Dancer
  • Mar 17 Van Conner, rocker (Screaming Trees)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 17 Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins), born in Chicago, Illinois

Musician Billy Corgan
Billy Corgan
  • Mar 18 Miki Berenyi, English singer (Lush)
  • Mar 21 Jonas "Joker" Berggren, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)
  • Mar 29 John Popper, American musician
  • Mar 30 Hayashibara Megumi, Japanese voice actress and singer

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 3 Georges Lonque, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 6 Nelson Eddy, US baritone/actor (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
  • Mar 6 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (b. 1882)
  • 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 31 Hieronim Feicht, composer, dies at 72