On This Day in Music for July 27

Events in Music

  • 1979 "Broadway Opry '79" opens at St James Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • 1982 Menken & Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" premieres in NYC
  • 1997 "Candide" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • 1997 "Victor/Victoria" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 738 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1502 Pier Francesco Corteccia, composer
  • 1609 Heinrich Pape, German composer and organist, born in Ratzeburg (d. 1663)
  • 1734 Jakob Zupan, Slovenian composer, born in Schrott, Upper Styria (d. 1810)
  • 1741 Francois-Hippolyte Barthelemon, composer
  • 1781 Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer
  • 1784 Andre-Georges-Louis Onslow, English/French composer (chamber music)
  • 1802 Benedikt Randhartinger, composer
  • 1848 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist
  • 1867 Enrique Granados, Spanish composer
  • 1872 Stanislav Binicki, composer
  • 1877 Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian composer and conductor (d. 1960)
  • 1900 Hans Haug, Swiss composer, born in Luasanne (d. 1967)
  • 1903 Clive Martin Douglas, composer
  • 1904 Anton Dolin, [Patrick Healey-Kay], dancer (Girl From Petrovka)
  • 1909 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
  • 1912 Igor Markevitch, conductor (Le Paradis Perdu), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1912 Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini)
  • 1916 Elbert "Skippy" Williams, tenor Sax player
  • 1916 Siegfried Reda, composer
  • 1917 Moses Rascoe, blues Singer
  • 1918 Eero Aukusti Sipila, composer
  • 1918 Leonard Rose, concert cellist (NY Phil 1943-51), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1922 Bob Thiele, record producer
  • 1924 Otar Vasil'yevich Taktakishvili, composer
  • 1927 Guy Carawan, folk singer and folklorist (popularized "We shall Overcome"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1928 Sakari Mononen, composer
  • 1929 Harvey Fuqua, rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely)
  • 1929 Marc Wilkinson, composer
  • 1930 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records ("Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), born in Glasgow (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Nick Reynolds, folk musician (The Kingston Trio), born in San Diego, California
  • 1937 Chuck Jackson, Latta SC, singer (Any Day Now, I Don't Want to Cry)
  • 1938 Isabelle Aubret, French singer
  • 1940 Pina Bausch, German dancer
  • 1941 Johannes Fritsch, composer
  • 1942 Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician
  • 1943 Al Ramsey, NJ, rocker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
  • 1944 Bobbie Gentry, Mississippi, singer/songwriter (Ode to Billy Joe)
  • 1946 Ricardo Anasagasti, [Ricardo M Meul], Curacao, dancer/actor
  • 1948 Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • 1949 David Muse, rocker (Firefall)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1949 Maureen McGovern, singer (Got To Be a Morning After), born in Youngstown, Ohio

  • 1950 Michael Vaughn, rocker (Paper Lace)
  • 1957 Gezina E "Liesbeth" van Apeldoorn, Dutch actress (Composer)
  • 1960 Christina Singer, Geoppingen Germany, tennis star
  • 1962 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (d. 2005)
  • 1963 Karrin Allyson, American jazz singer (Wild for You), born in Great Bend, Kansas
  • 1964 Rex Brown, American musician (Pantera)
  • 1967 Juliana Hatfield, American musician
  • 1968 Christina Singer, Goeppingen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures GBR)
  • 1973 Abe Cunningham, American musician (Deftones)
  • 1974 Pete Yorn, American musician
  • 1975 Fred Mascherino, American musician
  • 1990 Cheyenne Kimball, American musician

Weddings in Music

  • 1986 "Say Anything" director Cameron Crowe (29) weds "Heart" guitarist Nancy Wilson (32)
  • 1991 Rocker Jani Lane, (Warrant-Cherry Pie) marries model Bobbie Brown

Deaths in Music

  • 1720 Johann Samuel Welter, 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
  • 1822 Joseph Supries, composer, dies at 60
  • 1881 Johann Christian Lobe, composer, dies at 84
  • 1883 Albert Franz Doppler, composer, dies at 61
  • 1924 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 58
  • 1944 Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer, dies at 68
  • 1948 Francesco Spetrino, composer, dies at 91
  • 1952 W de Basil, [US Voskresenski], Russian ballet dancer, dies
  • 1961 Theodore Chanler, composer, dies at 59
  • 1971 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian conductor/composer, dies at 83
  • 1974 Lightning Slim, blues singer (Nothing But the Devil), dies at 61
  • 1978 Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer, dies at 72
  • 1978 Willem Van Otterloo, Dutch conductor, cellist and composer (Melbourne 1967-71), dies at 70
  • 1981 Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64
  • 1986 Leroy Holmes, orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), dies at 72
  • 1990 Bobby Day, rocker (Rockin' Robin), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1990 Bobby Day, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 1995 Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter, dies at 72
  • 1995 Miklos Rozsa, Hung movie composer (Atomic Cafe, Fedora), dies at 88
  • 1999 Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1915)
  • 2001 Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (b. 1952)
  • 2008 Horst Stein, German conductor (b. 1928)
  • 2012 Tony Martin, American singer, dies from natural causes at 98