March 1969 in Music

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 Lonly Hearts Club Band drops off the charts

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

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison

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Mar 2 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 14th Symphony

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 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

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

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 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

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Mar 31 George Harrison & Patti Boyd are fined £250 each for illegal drugs

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

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 7 Warrel Dane, American singer (Nevermore)
  • Mar 10 Ricky Seagall, rocker (Partridge Family)
  • Mar 11 Soraya, Colombian-American singer (d. 2006)
  • Mar 12 Graham Coxon, singer (Blur)
  • 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, rocker (EMF-Unbelievable), born in Birmingham
  • Mar 28 Rodney Atkins, American country music singer-songwriter (Honesty), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Mar 30 Marco Foddis, pop drummer (Pestilence)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 12 Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman in London

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 20 Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 15 Miles Malleson, British writer and actor (Phantom of the Opera, Postman's Knock), dies at 80
  • Mar 19 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 25 Billy Cotton, British bandleader & entertainer (b. 1889)