On This Day

March 1986 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Mar 3 "Master of Puppets", the third studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, is released

Music Single

Mar 8 The Young Ones and Cliff Richard release new version of single "Living Doll" for Comic Relief charity

  • Mar 22 Heart's "These Dreams" single goes #1
  • Mar 22 "On My Own" single released by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald (Billboard Song of the Year 1986)

Music History

Mar 26 Geffen records signs Guns & Roses

  • Mar 29 Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
  • Mar 30 "Tango Argentino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 198 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 3 Stacie Orrico, American singer (Stuck), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 12 Danny Jones, English singer (McFly), born in Bolton
  • Mar 18 Li Lykke [Zachrisson], Swedish pop-electronic singer-songwriter ("I Follow Rivers"), born in Ystad, Sweden
  • Mar 20 Dean Geyer, Australian singer/actor
  • Mar 28 J-Kwon [Jerrell Jones], American rapper (Tipsy), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Lady Gaga

Mar 28 Lady Gaga [Stefani Germanotta], American singer-songwriter and actress (Bad Romance; A Star is Born), born in NYC, New York

  • Mar 30 Beni Arashiro, Japanese singer
  • Mar 31 Cveta Majtanović, Serbian singer, winner of Pop Idol

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock vocalist and pianist (The Band - "The Shape I'm In"; "Tears Of Rage"), commits suicide at 42
  • Mar 4 Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (b. 1936)
  • Mar 11 Sonny Terry, American bind Piedmont blues musician, dies at 74
  • Mar 14 Benno Ammann, Swiss composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 14 Jozef Kresanek, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 22 Mark Dinning, American singer ("Teen Angel"), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • Mar 31 O'Kelly Isley, American singer (Isley Brothers), dies of heart attack at 48