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March 1994 in Music History

Events in Music

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Mar 1 36th Grammy Awards: "I Will Always Love You"; Whitney Houston; Sting; Toni Braxton; Mary Chapin-Carpenter win

Singer Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Miami begins a Latin walk of fame, 1st star for Gloria Estefan

  • Mar 3 "Damn Yankees" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 510 performances
  • Mar 5 Singer Grace Slick arrested for pointing a gun at a cop
  • Mar 7 The United States Supreme Court rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
  • Mar 15 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win
  • Mar 17 "Little More Magic" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 30 performances
  • Mar 20 "Cyrano - The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 performances
  • Mar 20 "Flowering Peach" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Mar 20 "No Man's Land" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 21 English actor Dudley Moore arrested for hitting his girlfriend

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 22 "Not a Moment Too Soon" 2nd studio album by Tim McGraw is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)

Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
  • Mar 24 "Carousel" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 322 performances
  • Mar 24 "Song of Jacob Zulu" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 53 performances

Birthdays in Music

Person of interestJustin Bieber

Mar 1 Justin Bieber, Canadian Pop Singer and musician ("Baby"; "Sorry"; "What Do You Mean?"), born in London, Ontario

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
  • Mar 10 Bad Bunny [Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio] Puerto Rican rapper and singer-songwriter (YHLQMDLG), born in Almirante Sur, Puerto Rico
  • Mar 29 Sulli [Choi Jin-ri], South Korean K-pop singer (f(x)) and actress (Fashion King), born in Basun, South Korea (d. 2019)

Divorces in Music

Broken heartPerson of Interest

Mar 26 American 'Piano Man' Billy Joel (45) and American supermodel Christie Brinkley (40) divorce after 9 years of marriage

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 Timothy Andrew James Souster, British composer, dies at 51
  • Mar 1 Walter Kent, American composer (I'll Be Home for Christmas), dies at 82
  • Mar 1 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer & pianist, dies at 87
  • Mar 3 Karel Kryl, Czechoslovak folk singer, dies at 49
  • Mar 5 Joe Daley, American jazz tenor, clarinet and flute player, dies at 75
  • Mar 6 Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
  • Mar 6 Moses Rascoe, American blues singer, dies at 77
  • Mar 9 Louis Freeman, Scottish band leader, dies at 100
  • Mar 9 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, American jazz drummer, dies at 77
  • Mar 13 Danny Barker, US banjo player/guitarist (Bourbon St Black), dies at 85
  • Mar 15 Gundaris Poné, Latvian-American violinist, composer, and educator (NYU-New Paltz, 1964-94), dies of cancer at 61
  • Mar 16 (Charles) Russell Woolen, American classical keyboardist and composer (In Martyrum Memoriam), dies at 71
  • Mar 22 Dan Hartman, American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer (Edgar Winter Group - "Free Ride; solo- "I Can Dream About You"; James Brown -"Living In America") dies of an AIDS-related brain tumor at 43
  • Mar 24 Tommy Benford, American jazz drummer, dies at 88
  • Mar 24 David Van Vactor, American classical composer, dies at 87
  • Mar 26 Jan Bor, Dutch violinist/painter, dies at 83
  • Mar 30 Sid Weiss, American jazz bassist, dies at 79