On This Day

March 1969 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 1 "Red, White, & Maddox" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • Mar 1 After 88 weeks, the Beatles' album "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" drops off the charts

Music History

Mar 1 Jim Morrison allegedly exposes himself on stage at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, Florida

Music History

Mar 2 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 14th Symphony

Grammy Awards

Mar 12 11th Grammy Awards: "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" by Glen Campbell wins best record

  • Mar 16 Peter Stone & Sherman Edward's "1776" premieres at 46th St Theater NYC for 1217 performances
  • Mar 18 "Come Summer" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Mar 22 "Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 7 performances

Music History

Mar 25 John Lennon and Yoko Ono stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)

  • Mar 29 14th Eurovision Song Contest: Salome for Spain ("Vivo cantando"), Lulu of United Kingdom ("Boom Bang-a-Bang"), Lenny Kuhr of Netherlands ("De troubadour"), and Frida Boccara of France ("Un jour, un enfant") all win in Madrid

Music History

Mar 31 George Harrison and Pattie Boyd are fined £250 each for illegal drugs


Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh drummer (Super Furry Animals)
  • Mar 4 Jason Townsend, American artist and record producer
  • Mar 5 MC Solaar, French rapper
  • Mar 10 Ricky Segall, American actor and singer (The Partridge Family - "Ricky"), born in Long Island, New York
  • Mar 11 Rami Jaffee, American rock keyboardist (The Foo Fighters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 11 Terrence Howard, American actor (Mr. Holland's Opus; Hustle & Flow; Empire), and singer-songwriter ("Shine Through It"; "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 11 Soraya [Lamilla], Colombian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, arranger and record producer ("Amor En Tus Ojos / Love In Your Eyes"'; "Casi"), born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • Mar 12 Graham Coxon, British pop-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blur - "Country House"), born in Rinteln, West Germany
  • Mar 15 Timo Kotipelto, Finnish musician
  • Mar 19 Gary Jules, American singer and songwriter
  • Mar 25 Cathy Dennis, English singer, songwriter, and actress
  • Mar 28 James Atkin, British rock singer, and guitarist (EMF - "Unbelievable"), born in Birmingham, England
  • Mar 28 Rodney Atkins, American country music singer-songwriter (Honesty), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Mar 30 Marco Foddis, pop drummer (Pestilence)

Weddings in Music

Judy Garland

Mar 15 American singer and actress Judy Garland (46) weds American nightclub manager Mickey Deans, at Chelsea Register Office, London, England

Wedding of Interest

Mar 20 British Beatle John Lennon (28) marries Japanese artist Yoko Ono (36) in Gibraltar, near Spain


Deaths in Music

  • Mar 15 Miles Malleson, British stage and screen actor, and writer (Kind Hearts and Coronets; Postman's Knock), dies at 80
  • Mar 19 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 25 Billy Cotton, British bandleader and entertainer, dies at 69