On This Day in Music for 27th March

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

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

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner

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

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/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, composer
  • 1892 Ferde (Ferdinand Rudolf von) Grofe, NY, composer
  • 1901 Albert Henneberg, composer
  • 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, Newark NJ, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody)
  • 1925 Robert Cohan, artistic director (Contemporary Dance Trust)
  • 1927 Mstislav Leopold Rostropovich, Baku USSR, cellist/conductor
  • 1930 Richard Hayman, Cambridge Massachusetts, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)
  • 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, rocker
  • 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, saxophonist
  • 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, Hacienda Heights, California, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas)

  • 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, composer, 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 musician (b. 1942)

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2002 Dudley Moore, British actor (b. 1935)

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)