On This Day

January 27, 1961 in Music History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli make their debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in "Il trovatore", final curtain call lasts 35 mins

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price

Birthdays in Music

  • Gillian Gilbert, rocker (New Order-Round & Round), born in Manchester, England
  • Margo Timmins, Canadian rock singer (Cowboy Junkies)
  • Martin Degville, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • Rudi Mauger, rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • Tessa Niles, British session and touring singer (Eric Clapton; Duran Duran; Robbie Williams), born in Ilford, Essex, England
1961 in Music