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March 1997 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 1 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • Mar 8 11th Soul Train Music Awards: Curtis Mayfield, and Babyface win

KnightedKnighthood

Mar 11 Beatle Paul McCartney knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Mar 20 "Play On!" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • Mar 22 "Sunset Boulevard" closes at Minskoff NYC after 977 performances
  • Mar 23 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • Mar 25 "Barrymore" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 240 performances
  • Mar 25 "Life After Death" second studio album by The Notorious B.I.G. is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1997)
  • Mar 26 "Annie" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City, and runs for 239 performances.
  • Mar 27 "Young Man From Atlanta" opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances

Birthdays in Music

Person of interestCamila Cabello

Mar 3 Camila Cabello [Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao], Cuban-born American singer-songwriter (Fifth Harmony), born in Cojimar, Cuba

  • Mar 7 Josh Dewhurst, British rock guitarist (Blossoms), born in Manchester, England

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 30 American Rapper Vanilla Ice (29) weds Laura Giarritta

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Rapper
Vanilla Ice

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 3 Finn Høffding, Danish composer (Karlsvognen), dies at 97
  • Mar 9 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper (Life After Death), shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles at 24
  • Mar 10 (Dolores) LaVern Baker [Evans], American pop and R&B vocalist ("Jim Dandy"; "I Cried A Tear"), dies of cardiovascular disease at 67
  • Mar 11 Hugo Weisgall, American composer (4 Impressions), dies at 84
  • Mar 17 Jermaine Stewart, American R&B singer (We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off) dies of cancer at 37
  • Mar 24 Harold Melvin, American soul and R&B singer (The Blue Notes - "If You Don't Know Me By Now"), dies at 57
  • Mar 31 Arthur Cunningham, American composer, dies at 68