On This Day

March 1987 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 12 "Les Miserables" opens at Broadway/Imperial NYC for 4000+ performances
  • Mar 15 "Starlight Express" opens at Gershwin Theater in NYC for 761 performances
  • Mar 15 "Sweet Charity" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 368 performances

Music awardsSoul Train Music Awards

Mar 24 1st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win


Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Sammie Bush, American R&B singer ("I Like It"), born in Boyton Beach, Florida

Person of interestKesha

Mar 1 Kesha [Rose Sebert], American pop singer (Tik Tok), born in Los Angeles, California

Singer-Songwriter Kesha
Singer-Songwriter
Kesha
  • Mar 9 Lil' Bow Wow [Shad Gregory Moss], American rapper and actor (Beware of Dogs), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Mar 10 Emeli Sandé, British singer-songwriter ("Next To Me"), born in Sunderland, England
  • Mar 11 Tomethy Furse, British bassist (The Horrors)
  • Mar 15 Tatiana Shmailyuk, Ukrainian heavy metal vocalist (Jinjer -"Pisces"), born in Donetsk, Ukraine
  • Mar 26 Yui [Yoshioka], Japanese pop-rock singer-songwriter, and musician ("Good-bye Days"; Flower Power) and actress (A Song to the Sun), born in Koga, Japan

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Siro Cisilino, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 83
  • Mar 13 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 13 Gerald Moore, English pianist (Am I Too Loud), dies at 87
  • Mar 13 Fela Sowande, Nigerian musician and composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 20 Norman Harris, guitarist (O'Jays), dies at 39 of heart failure
  • Mar 21 Dean Paul Martin, Jr, American singer (Dino, Desi & Billy), and actor (Misfits of Science), dies in a military aircraft crash at 35
  • Mar 26 Eugen Jochum, German conductor (Hamburg Orchestra), dies at 84
  • Mar 27 Bruno Kiefer, German-born Brazilian composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 28 Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austrian singer who inspired the "Sound of Music" (Trapp Family Singers), dies of heart failure at 82