March 1988 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 2 30th Grammy Awards: Graceland, Joshua Tree, Jody Watley
  • Mar 17 "Les Miserables" opens at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 21 23rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Randy Travis, and Reba McEntire win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • Mar 24 "Gospel at Colonus" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • Mar 25 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya, Japan
  • Mar 29 "Oba Oba" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 46 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 30 2nd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer and Actress Whitney Houston
Singer and Actress
Whitney Houston

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Keith Jack, British singer and actor
  • Mar 17 Grimes [Claire Boucher], Canadian musician, born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 6 Konstantin Iliev, Bulgarian composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 8 Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (b. 1918)
  • Mar 10 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, performer and teen idol (Bee Gees-I Just Want to Be Your Everything), dies of myocarditis at 30
  • Mar 10 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 17 Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer (b. 1949)
  • Mar 20 Gil Evans, Canadian/US jazz composer (Out of the Cool), dies at 75
  • Mar 31 Talib Rasul Hakim, composer, dies at 48