On This Day in Music for July 27

Events in Music

  • 1940 Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
  • 1957 St James' Theatre in London closes
  • 1976 Former Beatle John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US
  • 1979 "Broadway Opry '79" opens at St James Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • 1982 Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" opens Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre in NYC
  • 1997 "Candide" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • 1997 "Victor/Victoria" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 738 performances
  • 2018 American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond gives a small thank-you concert to firefighters near his home in Colorado
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Weddings in Music

  • 1941 American singer and actress Judy Garland (19) weds British-American musician David Rose (31); divorce in 1944
  • 1986 "Say Anything" director Cameron Crowe (29) weds "Heart" guitarist Nancy Wilson (32)
  • 1991 American rocker Jani Lane (27), (Warrant - "Cherry Pie") marries American model Bobbie Brown (23); (divorced 1993)

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Musicians Who Died on Jul 27

  • 1720 Johann Samuel Welter, German composer, dies at 69
  • 1777 William Hayes, English composer and organist, dies at 69
  • 1783 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, dies at 62
  • 1881 Johann Christian Lobe, German composer, dies at 84
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