On This Day

Events in Music in March 1968

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 1 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

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 4 3rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Lynn Anderson win

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Mar 9 10th Grammy Awards: Up Up & Away, Sgt Pepper's wins 4

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 11 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 12nd string quartet

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 11 Otis Redding is the first person in the US to posthumously receive gold record for his single "Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay"

Singer-Songwriter and Producer Otis Redding
Singer-Songwriter and Producer
Otis Redding
  • Mar 13 Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 15 LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Mar 17 Bee Gees make their US TV debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" performing "To Love Somebody" and "Words"

Bee Gees Guitarist Maurice Gibb
Bee Gees Guitarist
Maurice Gibb
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb
Bee Gees Singer
Barry Gibb
  • Mar 21 Hill, Hawkins & Coghill's musical premieres in London