On This Day

March 1985 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • Mar 3 "My One & Only" closes at St James Theater NYC after 767 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
  • Mar 7 Thomas Erak, American guitarist
  • Mar 8 Ewa Sonnet, Polish model and pop singer
  • Mar 10 Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter
  • Mar 14 Idaira, Spanish singer

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 23 Musician Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 Eugene List, American concert pianist and teacher (Eastman School of Music), dies at 66
  • Mar 7 George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76
  • Mar 12 Eugene Ormandy [Blau], Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85
  • Mar 13 Robert "Bob" Shad [Abraham Shadrinsky], American record producer and record label owner (Big Brother and the Holding Company), dies at 65
  • Mar 16 Roger Huntington Sessions, American composer (Black Masks), dies at 88
  • Mar 18 Jack Miller, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 89
  • Mar 21 Salvador Ley, composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 24 George London, Canadian bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), dies at 64
  • Mar 29 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun and singer-songwriter, The Singing Nun, commits suicide at 51