March 1974 in Music

Events in Music


Music concertMusic Concert

Mar 1 George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 2 16th Grammy Awards: Roberta Flack Best Record - "Killing Me Softly", Stevie Wonder Best Album - "Innervisions"

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • Mar 3 "Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Mar 5 "Candide" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 740 performances
  • Mar 6 "Over Here!" musical written by Richard & Robert Sherman opens at Shubert Theater, NYC for 341 performances (top-grossing production 1974)
  • Mar 10 "Sextet" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Mar 16 1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville

Music releaseMusic Recording

Mar 25 Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 25 9th Academy of Country Music Awards: Charlie Rich and Loretta Lynn win

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 4 ICS Vortex (Simen Hestn├Žs), Norwegian vocalist (Arcturus)
  • Mar 6 Guy Garvey, British singer-songwriter (Elbow) and presenter (BBC 6 Music), born in Bury, Lancashire. England
  • Mar 7 Larry Bagby, American actor and musician
  • Mar 10 Hugo Ferreira, American rock musician
  • Mar 15 John "Beatz" Holohan, American musician
  • Mar 24 Chad Butler, American drummer (Switchfoot)
  • Mar 26 Hakeem Abdul-samad, rocker (Boys)
  • Mar 31 Stefan Olsdal, Swedish bassist (Placebo)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (b. 1935)
  • Mar 2 Barbara Ruick, American actress and singer (Jerry Colonna Show), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 43
  • Mar 7 Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • Mar 8 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch singer considered one of the 'Great Three' of Dutch cabaret (My Fair Lady), dies from a heart attack at 56
  • Mar 10 Quinto Maganini, American composer (The Argonauts), dies at 76
  • Mar 28 Dorothy Fields, US singer (Way you Look Tonight), dies at 68
  • Mar 28 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist (That's Alright), dies of a heart attack at 68