On This Day

May 21, 1977 in Music History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Music

  • "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 167 performances
  • Electric Light Orchestra releases "Telephone Line" in the UK; it would peak in the Top 10 in the UK and US

Music release#1 in the Charts

Stevie Wonder's single "Sir Duke", a tribute to Duke Ellington and other musical influences of Wonder's, begins a 3-week run at #1

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington