On This Day

On This Day in Music for February 27

Events in Music

  • 1563 British composer William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England
  • 1814 Ludwig van Beethoven's 8th Symphony in F premieres
  • 1854 German composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine River
  • 1964 Erwin Drake's musical "What Makes Sammy Run?", starring Steve Lawrence, Robert Alda, and Sally Ann Howes, opens at 54th St Theater, NYC; runs for 540 performances
  • 1977 Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession in Canada
  • 1977 Swedish pop group ABBA arrives in Australia for the first time, sparking "ABBA-mania"
  • 1980 22nd Grammy Awards: Song of the Year - Kenny Loggins' "What A Fool Believes"; Best Album - Billy Joel's "52nd Street"
  • 1981 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder record the single "Ebony & Ivory"
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Weddings in Music

  • 2004 Singer-actress Solange Knowles (18) weds Texas Southern University football player Daniel Smith at Old Bahama Bay Resort in Grand Bahama Island
  • 2017 Gossip Girl's star Penn Badgley (30) weds singer Domino Kirke in New York

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Musicians Who Died on Feb 27

  • 1731 Angelo Predieri, Italian composer, dies at about 76
  • 1797 Benvenuto Robbio San Raffaele, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • 1805 Stefan Paluselli, Austrian choirmaster, composer, and monk, dies at 57
  • 1852 Joseph Drechsler, Czech composer, dies at 69
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