March 1995 in Music History

Events in Music

Grammy Awards

Mar 1 37th Grammy Awards: "All I Want to Do" by Sheryl Crow; "Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen win

  • Mar 2 "Smokey Joe's Cafe" opens at Virginia Theater NYC
  • Mar 10 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem

Soul Train Music Awards

Mar 13 9th Soul Train Music Awards: Boyz II Men, Anita Baker win

  • Mar 19 "Translations" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • Mar 19 "Uncle Vanya" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 29 performances

Music Single

Mar 20 Beatles release single, a cover of Shirelles song, "Baby It's You" (written by Burt Bacharach & Mack David), with late John Lennon as lead singer; 1st Fab Four single in nearly 10 years

  • Mar 23 Revival of Frank Loesser's musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC; runs for 548 performances
  • Mar 26 "Defending the Caveman" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 671 performances
  • Mar 26 "Moliere Comedies" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 56 performances

Music Single

Mar 27 "Back for Good" single released by British boy band Take That, reaches No. 1 in 31 countries

  • Mar 30 "Arcadia" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 204 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 23 Jan Lisiecki, Canadian classical pianist, born in Calgary, Alberta

Divorces in Music

Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovett

Mar 28 American actress Julia Roberts (26) and American singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett (37) divorce after less than 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 2 Hugo Cole, British composer and critic, dies at 77
  • Mar 4 Eden Ahbez [George Aberle], American songwriter ("Nature Boy"; "Lonely Island), dies in a car accident at 86
  • Mar 5 (Victor) "Vivian" Stanshall, British singer and comic songwriter (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - "I'm The Urban Spaceman"; Magical Mystery Tour), dies in a fire at his home, at 51
  • Mar 6 Delroy Wilson, Jamaican ska and reggae singer ("Cool Operator"), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 46
  • Mar 7 John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer teacher organist, dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Ingo Schwichtenberg, German heavy metal drummer (Helloween), commits suicide by jumping in front of a train at 29
  • Mar 10 Alexander Hyatt King, English musicologist and Mozart scholar, dies at 84
  • Mar 10 Hendrik van Leeuwen, Dutch musician, dies at 79
  • Mar 11 Carel Birnie, found Utrecht Opera/Dutch Dance Theater, dies at 69
  • Mar 13 Lorraine Macleod, dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), dies at 65
  • Mar 14 Gerard Victory, Irish composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 16 Sydney Simone, bandleader, dies at 80
  • Mar 17 Sunnyland Slim, American jazz, blues singer and pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
  • Mar 18 Charles Drain, American soul singer, dies at 65
  • Mar 18 Fred Ramsey, American jazz writer, dies at 80
  • Mar 18 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss opera composer (Romeound Julia; Raskolnikov; Das Flaschenteufel), dies at 84
  • Mar 19 Kenneth Loveless, British priest, concertina player, and folk dancer, dies at 83
  • Mar 21 Norman Schwartz, record Producer, dies at 66
  • Mar 23 Alan Barton, English singer (Smokie, Black Lace), dies in a bus crash at 41
  • Mar 23 Danny Apolinar, American composer & songwriter, dies at 61
  • Mar 23 Ripley L. Ingram, American singer, dies at 65
  • Mar 24 Joey Long, American blues and cajun guitarist, dies at 62
  • Mar 26 Eazy-E [Eric Lynn Wright], American rapper (N.W.A.), dies from AIDS-related illness at 30
  • Mar 27 Chet Gierlach, American music publisher and composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 29 Jimmy McShane, Irish singer (Baltimora - "Tarzan Boy"), dies of AIDS at 37
  • Mar 30 Paul A. Rothchild, American record producer (Janis Joplin - Pearl), dies at 59
  • Mar 30 Rozelle Claxton, American jazz pianist and arranger, dies at 82
  • Mar 31 Carl Story, American bluegrass musician (Rambling Mountaineers), dies at 78
  • Mar 31 Selena [Quintanilla-Pérez], Mexican-American singer-songwriter known as the Queen of Tejano music (Grammy-1994), killed by a fan at 23