March 1987 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 12 "Les Miserables" opens at Broadway/Imperial NYC for 4000+ performances
  • Mar 13 Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
  • Mar 15 "Starlight Express" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 761 performances
  • Mar 15 "Sweet Charity" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 368 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

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


Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Sammie Bush, Boyton Beach Florida, American R&B singer ("I Like It")
  • Mar 1 Kesha Rose Sebert, American pop singer (Tik Tok), born in LA, CA
  • Mar 9 Bow Wow, American rapper and actor
  • Mar 11 Tomethy Furse, British bassist (The Horrors)
  • Mar 26 Yui, Japanese musician

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 13 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 13 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud), dies at 87
  • Mar 20 Norman Harris, guitarist (O'Jays), dies at 39 of heart failure
  • Mar 21 Robert Preston, actor (Harold Hill-Music Man), dies at 68
  • Mar 23 Dean Paul Martin, musician/tennis pro, killed in plane crash at 29
  • Mar 26 Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)
  • Mar 27 Bruno Kiefer, German-born Brazilian composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 28 Maria Augusta Trapp, singer (Trapp Family Singers), dies at 82