On This Day in Music for March 27

Events in Music

  • 1910 Fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, killed 312

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1945 Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only a Paper Moon"

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald

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1948 Just 11 days after being released from prison, Billie Holiday plays in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Music concertMusic Concert

1950 Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleve OH)

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner

Music releaseMusic Recording

1951 Frank Sinatra records "I'm a Fool to Want You"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1952 "Singin' in the Rain", a musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, is released
  • 1973 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession
  • 1978 Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances
  • 1980 "Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 1980 "Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1982 "Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 performances

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1984 Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express" premieres

  • 1988 Ice Dance Championship at Budapest won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
  • 1994 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)
  • 1996 "State Fair" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 118 performances
  • 1997 "Young Man From Atlanta" opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1416 Antonio Squarcialupi, composer
  • 1702 Johann Ernst Eberlin, composer
  • 1710 Joseph Marie Clement dall' Abaco, composer
  • 1746 Augustin Ullinger, composer
  • 1757 Richard John Samuel Stevens, composer
  • 1760 Ishmail Spicer, composer
  • 1760 MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers
  • 1772 Giovanni Liverati, composer
  • 1816 George Elvey, composer
  • 1818 Jakob Axel Josephson, composer
  • 1851 Ruperto Chapi y Lorente, composer
  • 1851 Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher (d. 1931)
  • 1858 Peter Christian Lutkin, composer
  • 1867 Edyth Walker, US singer
  • 1868 Patty Smith Hill, author/songwriter (Happy Birthday To You)
  • 1883 Jan Kunc, Czech composer (Czech State Anthem), born in Doubravice nad Svitavou (d. 1976)
  • 1892 Ferde (Ferdinand Rudolf von) Grofe, NY, composer
  • 1901 Albert Henneberg, composer
  • 1905 Leroy Carr, blues singer-songwriter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)
  • 1906 Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
  • 1909 Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist
  • 1912 Reuel Lahmer, composer
  • 1912 Robert Watson Hughes, composer
  • 1913 Godfrey Turner, composer
  • 1914 Snooky Lanson, singer (Your Hit Parade, 5 Star Jubilee), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1915 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, born in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Richard Hayman, bandleader/conductor/pianist (Theme of 3 Penny Opera)
  • 1921 Harold Nicholas, American dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Sarah L Vaughan, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1925 Robert Cohan, artistic director (Contemporary Dance Trust)
  • 1927 Mstislav Leopold Rostropovich, Baku USSR, cellist/conductor
  • 1930 Richard Hayman, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1931 Burt Collins, trumpeter
  • 1931 Yoriaki Matsudaira, composer
  • 1934 Arthur Mitchell, choreographer (Dance Theater of Harlem)
  • 1936 Malcolm Goldstein, composer
  • 1937 Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, US blues guitarist/singer (Lion's Den)
  • 1940 Janis Martin, American singer (d. 2007)
  • 1946 Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers)
  • 1950 Maria Ewing, opera singer
  • 1950 Tony Banks, rock keyboardist (Genesis-Against All Odds)
  • 1951 Tony Banks, English musician (Genesis), born in East Hoathly, Sussex
  • 1952 Rocky Maffit, rocker (Champaign)
  • 1957 Billy MacKenzie, rock vocalist (The Associates-Affectionate Punch)
  • 1961 Clark Datchler, vocalist (Johnny Hates Jazz-Don't Say it's Love)
  • 1961 Tak Matsumoto, Japanese guitarist (B'z)
  • 1963 Dave Koz, American jazz saxophonist, born in Encino, California
  • 1963 Charly Alberti, Argentinian musician
  • 1970 Brendan Hill, British drummer (Blues Traveler)

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1971 Mariah Carey, singer (Love Takes Time, Hero), born in NYC, New York

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

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1975 Fergie Duhamel, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas), born in Hacienda Heights, California

  • 1981 Lin Jun Jie, Chinese Singer

Deaths in Music

  • 1668 Clemens Thieme, composer, dies at 36
  • 1757 Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz, composer, dies at 39
  • 1761 Johann Ludwig Steiner, composer, dies at 72
  • 1769 Josef Antonin Gurecky, composer, dies at 60
  • 1826 Jakob Haibel, composer, dies at 63
  • 1878 Dobri Voynikov, composer, dies at 44
  • 1889 Moritz Furstenau, composer, dies at 64
  • 1910 David Duffle Wood, composer, dies at 72
  • 1922 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, composer, dies at 63
  • 1924 Walter Parratt, composer, dies at 83
  • 1928 Leslie Stuart, composer, dies at 64
  • 1948 Karel Candael, Flemish composer, dies at 64
  • 1953 Narciso Garay, composer, dies at 76
  • 1960 Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Orchestra), dies at 58
  • 1961 Jack Kane, orchestra leader (Steve & Eydie, Andy Williams Show), dies at 37
  • 1972 Sharkey Bonano, American musician (b. 1904)
  • 1973 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer, dies at 72
  • 1975 Arthur Bliss, English composer/conductor (Checkmate), dies at 83
  • 1977 Lodewijk de Vocht, composer, dies at 89
  • 1983 Janis Ivanovs, composer, dies at 76
  • 1991 Elinor Remick Warren, composer, dies at 91
  • 1993 Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 61
  • 1995 Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer, dies at 75
  • 2000 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57

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2002 Dudley Moore, British actor and comedian (Arthur, 10), dies at 66

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 2004 Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer (b. 1984)
  • 2005 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist (b. 1921)