Events in Music on March 1

Music Recording

1928 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records featuring Bing Crosby

  • 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

Music Premiere

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

Music History

1969 Jim Morrison allegedly exposes himself on stage at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, Florida

Album Release

1973 Pink Floyd release their album "Dark Side of the Moon", since sold over 45 million copies

  • 1973 Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens

Music Concert

1974 George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November

  • 1975 17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win
  • 1975 Eagles' "Best of My Love" reaches #1

Academy of Country Music Awards

1976 11th Academy of Country Music Awards: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn win

  • 1978 "Timbuktu!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances
  • 1979 "Sweeney Todd" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances
  • 1980 American poet-singer Patti Smith (32) weds MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith (31) in Detroit, Michigan

Music Premiere

1981 Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC; runs for 767 performances

Music History

1985 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center

  • 1992 "Little Hotel on the Side" closes at Belasco NYC after 41 performances
  • 1992 "Visit" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances

Grammy Awards

1994 36th Grammy Awards: "I Will Always Love You"; Whitney Houston; Sting; Toni Braxton; Mary Chapin-Carpenter win

Grammy Awards

1995 37th Grammy Awards: "All I Want to Do" by Sheryl Crow; "Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen win

  • 1997 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert" opens at Lyceum Theater, NYC; runs for 16 performances

Music History

1998 Yasmina Reza's French stage comedy "Art", starring Alan Alda, Victor Garber, and Alfred Molina opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 600 performances