March 1979 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 1 "Sweeney Todd" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances
  • Mar 4 "Grand Tour" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 61 performances

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 7 5th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV)

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
Actor Burt Reynolds
Actor
Burt Reynolds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 16 CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Mar 18 "On the 20th Century" closes at St James Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • Mar 23 Wings release "Goodnight Tonight"
  • Mar 24 "Ballroom" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 116 performances
  • Mar 31 24th Eurovision Song Contest: Gali Atari and Milk and Honey for Israel wins singing "Hallelujah" in Jerusalem

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 4 Jon Fratelli, Scottish singer (The Fratellis)
  • Mar 8 Tom Chaplin, English singer (Keane)
  • Mar 8 Andy Ross, American guitarist (OK Go)
  • Mar 9 Chingy [Howard Bailey, Jr.], American rapper (Right Thurr), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 11 Benji Madden, American guitarist (Good Charlotte)
  • Mar 11 Joel Madden, American singer (Good Charlotte)
  • Mar 12 Pete Doherty, English musician
  • Mar 13 Spanky G [Michael Guthier], American musician (Bloodhound Gang), born in Souderton, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 16 Leena Peisa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • Mar 18 Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 20 Molly Jenson, American musician
  • Mar 22 Aaron North, American musician
  • Mar 26 Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist

Person of interestNorah Jones

Mar 30 Norah Jones, American singer and pianist, born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer & Pianist Norah Jones
Singer & Pianist
Norah Jones
  • Mar 30 Simon Webbe, English singer
  • Mar 31 Amey Date, Indian playback singer

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 5 Vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 7 Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
  • Mar 7 Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at 72
  • Mar 25 Anton Heiller, composer, dies at 55