On This Day in Music for March 1

Events in Music

  • 1956 "Crazy Arms" single released by Ray Price - his 1st no.1 (Billboard Song of the Year 1956)
  • 1957 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 performances
  • 1961 Cellist Jacqueline du Prés debut in Wigmore Hall
  • 1968 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" first performed as a 15-minute pop cantata at Colet Court School in London
  • 1969 "Red, White, & Maddox" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 1969 After 88 weeks, the Beatles' album "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" drops off the charts
  • 1969 Jim Morrison allegedly exposes himself on stage at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, Florida
  • 1973 Pink Floyd release their album "Dark Side of the Moon", since sold over 45 million copies
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Weddings in Music

Divorces in Music

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Musicians Who Died on Mar 1

  • 1619 Thomas Campion, English physician, composer, poet (Poemata), dies at 53
  • 1643 Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • 1693 Benedict Schultheiss, German composer, dies at 39
  • 1771 Isfrid Kayser, German composer, dies at 58
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