On This Day

March 1970 in Music History

Events in Music

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 5 "Airport" based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released

Actor Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • Mar 6 Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK

Music releaseMusic Recording

Mar 10 Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Mar 11 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win
  • Mar 15 Gary Geld & Peter Udell's "Purlie" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances
  • Mar 21 15th Eurovision Song Contest: Dana for Ireland wins singing "All Kinds of Everything" in Amsterdam
  • Mar 23 "Hello Darlin'" single released by Conway Twitty (Billboard Song of the Year 1970)
  • Mar 26 "Minnie's Boys" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • Mar 29 "Look to the Lilies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • Mar 30 "Applause" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 900 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 30 Miles Davis's influential double album "Bitches Brew" released

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • Mar 30 Strouse, Adams, Comden & Green's musical "Applause" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Alexander Armstrong, British comedian, TV presenter and baritone singer (Armstrong and Miller, Pointless), born in Rothbury, Northumberland
  • Mar 5 John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Mar 10 Matt Barlow, American singer (Iced Earth)
  • Mar 12 Roy Khan, Norwegian singer (Kamelot)

Person of interestQueen Latifah

Mar 18 Queen Latifah [Dana Owen], American rapper and actress (Living Single, Chicago), born in Newark, New Jersey

Singer, Rapper, & Actress Queen Latifah
Singer, Rapper, & Actress
Queen Latifah
  • Mar 22 Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer
  • Mar 27 Brendan Hill, American-English drummer (Blues Traveler), born in London

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 20 Singer David Bowie (23) weds model Angie Bowie (20) at Bromley Register Office in Beckenham Lane, London

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 Lucille Hegamin, American singer & entertainer, dies at 75
  • Mar 13 Rick Besoyan, American singer, actor, playwright, composer and director (Little Mary Sunshine), dies of internal hemorrhages at 45
  • Mar 16 Tammi Terrell, American soul singer (You're All I Need), dies of a brain tumor at 24
  • Mar 16 Mary Ann Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), dies at 22
  • Mar 20 Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and songwriter (b. 1920)
  • Mar 21 Manolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (b. 1920)