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
  • Mar 23 Julian Lennon's 1st concert (San Antonio Texas)

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Luke Pritchard, British rock singer and guitarist (The Kooks - Inside In/Inside Out), born in Worthing, West Sussex, England
  • Mar 7 Thomas Erak, American guitarist (The Fall of Troy)
  • Mar 8 Ewa Sonnet, Polish model and pop singer
  • Mar 10 Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter
  • Mar 12 Stromae [Paul Van Haver], Belgian rapper and songwriter, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Mar 14 Idaira, Spanish singer

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 23 American 'Piano Man' Billy Joel (34) weds American supermodel Christie Brinkley (31), on a yacht moored alongside the Statue Of Liberty; divorce in 1994

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

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 Eugene List, American concert pianist & teacher (Eastman School of Music), dies at 66
  • Mar 7 George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony, 1950-56; Metropolitan Opera, 1958-69), and educator, 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 (Rigoleto- "Monterone"), dies at 64
  • Mar 29 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun and singer-songwriter, The Singing Nun, commits suicide at 51