March 1986 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Mar 3 ELektra Records releases "Master of Puppets", the third studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica

  • Mar 6 After losing all appeals, American rock singer David Crosby begins serving 5 year sentence for drug and weapons convictions in Texas state prison

Music Single

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

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

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 17 Olesya Rulin, Russian-American actress (High School Musical), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Mar 18 Li Lykke [Zachrisson], Swedish pop-electronic singer-songwriter ("I Follow Rivers"), born in Ystad, Sweden
  • Mar 20 Dean Geyer, South African-Australian singer-songwriter (Australian Idol), and actor (Neighbours; Glee), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mar 28 J-Kwon [Jerrell Jones], American rapper (Tipsy), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Lady GagaLady Gaga (37 years old)

Mar 28 American singer-songwriter and actress (Bad Romance; A Star is Born), born in NYC, New York

  • Mar 30 Beni [Arashiro], Japanese-American R&B singer ("Kiss, Kiss, Kiss"), born in Okinawa, Japan
  • Mar 31 Cveta Majtanović, Serbian singer, winner of Pop Idol

Weddings in Music

Sonny Bono

Mar 1 American entertainer and restaurateur Sonny Bono (46) weds (his fourth and final time) American business woman Mary Whitaker (24), until his death in 1998

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Howard Greenfield, American song lyricist ("Calendar Girl"; "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"; "Love Will Keep Us Together"; theme to "Bewitched"), dies of a brain tumor at 50
  • Mar 4 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock vocalist and pianist (The Band - "The Shape I'm In"; "Tears Of Rage"), commits suicide at 42
  • Mar 11 Sonny Terry, American bind Piedmont blues musician, dies at 74
  • Mar 14 Benno Ammann, Swiss composer (Missa Defensor Pacis) and conductor, dies at 81
  • Mar 14 Jozef Kresanek, Slovak 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 a heart attack at 48