On This Day in Music for October 27

Events in Music

  • 1945 "Carib Song" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1950 Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony "Triumph of St Joan" premieres
  • 1952 "My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 89 performances
  • 1960 Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"
  • 1962 "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 performances
  • 1964 "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances
  • 1970 "Light, Lively & Yiddish" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • 1975 Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen

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1986 Paul McCartney release "Pretty Little Head"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
  • 1990 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" closes at Golden NYC after 30 performances
  • 1991 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 9 performances
  • 1991 "Homecoming" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 49 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1739 Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer
  • 1746 Georg Anton Kreusser, composer
  • 1775 Traugott Maximilian Eberwein, composer
  • 1782 Niccolo Paganini, composer/violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1817 Antoni Katski, composer
  • 1873 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, born in Melbourne (d. 1926)
  • 1893 Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet (Meetings)
  • 1894 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor (Residence-orch)
  • 1895 John Boles, Greenville TX, singer/actor (Babes in Baghdad)
  • 1907 Helmut Walcha, German organist (church music)
  • 1912 Conlon Nancarrow, Texarkana Arkansas, composer (Soundings 4)
  • 1921 Anestis Logothetis, composer
  • 1924 Gary Chester [Cesario Gurciullo], drummer (Monkees, Lovin' Spoonful) and drum instructor, born in Siracusa, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1927 Dominick Argento, York Penn, composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint)
  • 1933 Floyd Cramer, La, hall of fame pianist (Last Date, On the Rebound)
  • 1940 Anthea Joseph, music producer
  • 1942 Lee Greenwood, American country singer (God Bless the USA), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Phillip Catherine, rocker
  • 1945 Peter Martins, Copenhagen, dancer-choreographer
  • 1948 Byron Allred, Logan Ut, rocker (Steve Miller Band)
  • 1948 Sherman Robertson, American blues musician (I'm the Man), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • 1949 Garry W Tallent, rocker (E Street Band)
  • 1949 Jack Daniels, Choctaw Oklahoma, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • 1951 K K Downing, rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
  • 1958 Hazell Dean, rocker (Always Doesn't Mean Forever)
  • 1958 Simon Le Bon, rock vocalist (Duran, Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • 1958 Manu Katché, French drummer (Peter Gabriel, Preface), born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
  • 1967 Scott Weiland, American singer (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), born in San Jose, California (d. 2015)
  • 1969 Annie Patterson, composer
  • 1970 Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1972 Elissa (singer), Lebanese singer
  • 1972 Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea)
  • 1978 Vanessa-Mae, Singapore musician
  • 1980 Tanel Padar, Estonian singer
  • 1982 Keri Hilson, American singer, songwriter

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1964 Singers Sonny & Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • 1984 "Jessie's Girl" singer Rick Springfield (35) weds Barbara Porter in Australia
  • 1991 "Thompson Twins" singer Tom Bailey weds Alannah Currie at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

Deaths in Music

  • 1485 Rudolph Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], humanist/organist, dies
  • 1771 Johann Gottlieb Graun, composer, dies
  • 1781 Herman-Francois Delange, composer, dies at 66
  • 1796 Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz, composer, dies at 45
  • 1822 Christian Frederich Gottlieb Schwencke, German composer, dies at 55
  • 1833 Ferdinand Franzl, composer, dies at 66
  • 1848 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, composer, dies at 46
  • 1864 Andreas Randel, composer, dies at 58
  • 1925 Wilhelm Gericke, composer, dies at 80
  • 1933 Julius Klengel, composer, dies at 74
  • 1940 Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72
  • 1943 Bela Reinitz, composer, dies at 64
  • 1949 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (b. 1919)
  • 1953 Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer, dies at 71
  • 1954 Franco Alfano, Italian (opera)composer (Puccini's Turandot), dies at 78
  • 1955 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer, dies at 66
  • 1969 Jaime Pahissa, composer, dies at 89
  • 1976 Deryck Victor Cooke, composer, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 57
  • 1980 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), dies of a drug overdose at 31
  • 1990 Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American bandleader, dies at 90
  • 1991 Andrzei Panufkin, Pol/British conductor/composer (Sinfonia Sacra), dies
  • 1994 Robert White, guitarist, dies at 57
  • 1996 Belinda Quirey, dance historian/teacher, dies at 84
  • 1996 John Gregory, English ballet dancer, dies at 82
  • 2000 Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • 2013 Lou Reed, American musician, dies from liver disease at 71