On This Day

Events in Music in March 1970

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 5 "Airport" based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released

Actor Burt Lancaster
Actor
Burt Lancaster
Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • Mar 6 Beatles release single "Let it Be" in UK

Music releaseMusic Recording

Mar 10 Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" and "I Can Do It"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Mar 11 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win
  • Mar 15 Gary Geld & Peter Udell's "Purlie" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances
  • Mar 21 15th Eurovision Song Contest: Dana for Ireland wins singing "All Kinds of Everything" in Amsterdam
  • Mar 23 "Hello Darlin'" single released by Conway Twitty (Billboard Song of the Year 1970)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 26 Musical "Minnie's Boys", starring Shelley Winters as the mother of the Marx Brothers, and Drama Desk Award winner Lewis J. Stadlen as Groucho, opens at the Imperial Theater, New York City; runs for 80 performances

  • Mar 29 "Look to the Lilies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 30 Miles Davis's influential double album "Bitches Brew" released

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • Mar 30 Strouse, Adams, Comden & Green's musical "Applause", an adaptation of the 1950 film "All About Eve", premieres in NYC, runs for 900 performances