On This Day

March 1986 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted

Music releaseMusic 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)
  • 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 20 Dean Geyer, Australian singer/actor
  • Mar 28 J-Kwon [Jerrell Jones], American rapper (Tipsy), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Person of interestLady Gaga

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

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga
  • 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), 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 (b. 1933)
  • Mar 31 O'Kelly Isley, American singer (Isley Brothers), dies of heart attack at 48