March 1989 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Madonna's "Like a Prayer" premieres on worldwide Pepsi commercial

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Mar 8 "Heidi Chronicles" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 621 performances
  • Mar 15 "Les Miserables" opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto
  • Mar 17 "Chu Chem" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 44 performances
  • Mar 25 "Les Miserables" opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Sonya Kitchell, American singer
  • Mar 25 Alyson Michalka, American actress/singer
  • Mar 28 Afrikan Boy [Olushola Ajose], British rapper (Wot It Do?), born in Nigeria

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 1 Julianne Philips & Bruce Springsteen divorce

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Deaths in Music


Person of interestTiny Grimes

Mar 4 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), dies of meningitis at 72

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • Mar 10 Doc Green, American singer (The Drifters), dies at 54
  • Mar 19 Alan Civil, British horn player (played horn solo in Beatles "For No One"), dies of liver and kidney failure at 59
  • Mar 20 Archie Bleyer, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey), dies at 79