March 1968 in Music

Events in Music


Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 4 3rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Lynn Anderson win

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Mar 8 Bill Graham's New York rock venue Fillmore East opens in Manhattan
  • Mar 9 10th Grammy Awards: Up Up & Away, Sgt Pepper's wins 4
  • Mar 13 Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 15 LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Mar 15 Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock & roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri
  • Mar 21 Hill, Hawkins & Coghill's musical premieres in London

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 4 Evan Dando, rocker (Lemonheads)
  • Mar 6 Michael Romeo, American musician (Symphony X)
  • Mar 8 Shawn Mullins, American musician
  • Mar 9 Johnny Kelly, American drummer (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 15 John Tardy, US heavy metalist (Obituary, Slowly We Rot)
  • Mar 15 Sabrina [Salerno], Miss Italy (1984)/singer (Boys), born in Genoa, Italy
  • Mar 15 Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer
  • Mar 15 Mark McGrath, American musician (Sugar Ray), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 15 Jon Schaffer, American guitarist (Iced Earth)
  • Mar 22 Euronymous, Norwegian black metal musician (d. 1993)
  • Mar 23 Damon Albarn, English musician (Blur, Gorillaz), born in London
  • Mar 26 Kenny Chesney, American singer
  • Mar 26 James Iha, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle)
  • Mar 28 Jon Lee, Welsh drummer (Feeder), born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 2002)
  • Mar 29 Sue Foley, Canadian singer and guitarist, born in Ottawa, Ontario

Person of interestLucy Lawless

Mar 29 Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress (Xena: Warrior Princess) and singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless

Person of interestCeline Dion

Mar 30 Celine Dion, Canadian singer (I'm Your Woman), born in Charlemagne, Quebec

Singer Celine Dion
Singer
Celine Dion

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 1 Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter (38) weds singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (36) at a church in Franklin, Kentucky

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Alexandre Cellier, composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 6 Isa Krejci, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 16 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 18 Manuel G√≥mez Carrillo, Argentine composer, dies at 85