On This Day

March 1995 in Music History

Events in Music

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Mar 1 37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Philadelphia, Sheryl Crow

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
  • Mar 2 "Smokey Joe's Cafe" opens at Virginia Theater NYC
  • Mar 10 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem
  • 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 releaseMusic Single

Mar 20 Beatles song, "Baby It's You", with late John Lennon as lead singer, released, 1st Fab Four single in nearly 10 years

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Mar 23 "How To Succeed in Business..." opens at R Rodgers NYC 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 releaseMusic 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

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 singer, dies at 46
  • Mar 7 John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer teacher organist, dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer, commits suicide at 29
  • Mar 10 Hendrik W 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 Thomas Victory, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 16 Sydney Simone, band leader, dies at 80
  • Mar 17 Sunnyland Smart, jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
  • Mar 18 Charles Drain, American soul singer, dies at 65
  • Mar 18 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Raskolnikov), dies at 84
  • Mar 19 Kenneth Loveless, priest folk musician, 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, blues/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, music publisher/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, pianist/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