On This Day

On This Day in Music for December 27

Events in Music

  • 1903 "Sweet Adeline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung
  • 1932 Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City
  • 1934 Musical revue "Thumbs Up", including music and lyrics by Vernon Duke, James Hanley, and Ira Gershwin (among others), premieres at the St. James Theatre, NYC; runs for 156 performance
  • 1941 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 7th Symphony in Siberia
  • 1954 Gian Carlo Menotti's Pulitzer Prize winning opera "The Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater in ,NYC; runs for 92 performances
  • 1961 Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's musical "Subways Are For Sleeping" premieres at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 205 performances
  • 1966 "At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater, NYC; runs for 105 performances
  • 1967 Columbia Records releases Leonard Cohen's debut album "Songs of Leonard Cohen"
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Divorces in Music

  • 2011 "New Girl" actress Zooey Deschanel (31) divorces "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (35) due to irreconcilable differences

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Musicians Who Died on Dec 27

  • 1596 Pietro Pontio, Italian composer (Ragionamento di Musica), dies at 64
  • 1858 Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French composer, dies at 73
  • 1880 Alessandro Nini, Italian composer, dies at 75
  • 1916 Nicolai Soloviev, Russian music critic and composer, dies at 70
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