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March 1989 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

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

  • 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 contemporary folk singer-songwriter ("Can't Get You Out Of My Mind"), born in Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Mar 14 Colby O'Donis [Colón] American singer (Lady Gaga -"Just Dance"), songwriter, and record producer, born in Queens, New York
  • Mar 21 Rochelle Humes, British pop singer (The Saturdays - "What About Us"), born in Barking, England
  • Mar 25 Alyson Michalka, American actress/singer
  • Mar 28 Afrikan Boy [Olushola Ajose], British rapper (Wot It Do?), born in Nigeria

Divorces in Music

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), dies of meningitis at 72
  • Mar 8 Stuart Hamblen, American singer and composer (This Ole House), dies at 80
  • Mar 10 Doc Green, American singer (The Drifters), dies at 54
  • Mar 17 Marek Bliziński, Polish jazz guitarist and composer, dies of skin cancer at 41
  • Mar 19 Alan Civil, British horn player (played solo on Beatles "For No One"), dies of liver and kidney failure at 59
  • Mar 20 Archie Bleyer, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey), dies at 79
  • Mar 24 Arnett Cobb, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Lionel Hampton), dies at 70