On This Day in Music for January 27

Events in Music

  • 1778 Niccolò Piccinni's tragic opera "Roland" premieres at Théâtre du Palais-Royale in Paris, France
  • 1895 Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's revival of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres in St. Petersburg
  • 1945 S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in NYC
  • 1955 "Plain & Fancy" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 476 performances
  • 1956 RCA records releases Elvis Presley's single "Heartbreak Hotel", his first million-seller (written by Mae Boren Axton and Tommy Durden)
  • 1961 Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli make debuts at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in "Il trovatore"; final curtain call lasts 35 minutes
  • 1962 "Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 1967 The Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
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Weddings in Music

  • 1937 Musician Nat King Cole (17) weds dancer Nadine Robinson in Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • 1996 "ER" TV actress Yvette Freeman (39) weds musical director Lawny Hartley (49) in Dunleith, Delaware
  • 2006 Mexican Latin Grammy Award singer Ana Barbara (35) weds Jose Maria Fernandez in Mexico

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