On This Day in Music for June 27

Events in Music

  • 1950 "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1959 "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances
  • 1964 "Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)" by Die Beatles peaks at #97
  • 1969 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
  • 1971 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at Golden NYC after 31 performances
  • 1976 "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances
  • 1982 "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 "57 Channels (and Nothin' on)" by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #68

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • 1993 "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances
  • 1994 "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1994 Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet

Birthdays in Music

  • 1718 Wenzel Raimund Pirck, composer
  • 1745 Johann Nepomuk Went, composer
  • 1789 Philipp Friedrich Silcher, composer
  • 1805 Stephen Elvey, composer
  • 1812 John Pike Hullah, English composer, born in Worcester (d. 1884)
  • 1819 Carl Albert Loeschhorn, composer
  • 1821 August Conradi, composer
  • 1833 Vladislav Ivanovich Zaremba, composer
  • 1850 Jacob Adolf Hagg, composer
  • 1859 Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You)
  • 1862 May Irwin, US comedienne/singer (Hot Time in the Old Town)
  • 1885 Arthur Harmat, composer
  • 1898 Tibor Harsanyi, composer
  • 1908 Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (De Damrakkertjes)
  • 1909 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, composer
  • 1910 Karel Reiner, Czech composer, born in Žatec, Bohemia (d. 1979)
  • 1911 V K Narayana Menon, composer
  • 1915 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, musician
  • 1916 Hallvard Olav Johnsen, composer
  • 1922 George Theophilus Walker, composer (Praise of Lillies), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1925 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter ("Save the Last Dance for Me", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1931 Alojz Srebotnjak, composer
  • 1931 Ryszard Kwiatkowski, composer
  • 1932 Hugh Wood, British composer, born in Parbold, Lancashire
  • 1932 Anna Moffo, US soprano (Adventurers), born in Wayne, Pennsylvania
  • 1932 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, born in Izmir, Turkey (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Rahul Dev Burman, Indian composer and actor (d. 1994)
  • 1942 Frank Mills, Canadian pianist, composer and arranger (Music Box Dancer), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942 John Howard McGuire, American composer, born in Artesia, California
  • 1944 Bruce Arthur Johnston [Benjamin Baldwin], American singer, songwriter, and record producer (The Beach Boys), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1946 Daria Semegen, composer
  • 1946 Janice Giteck, composer
  • 1948 Camile Baudoin, American musician
  • 1958 Jeffrey Lee Pierce, singer/songwriter (Gun Club)
  • 1958 Magnus Lindberg, Finnish composer
  • 1959 Lorrie Morgan, country singer (Out of Your Shoes), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1974 Big Moe, American musician (Screwed Up Click)
  • 1974 Christian Kane, American actor and singer
  • 1978 Anna Kumble, British Singer, also known as Lolly
  • 1979 John Warne, American musician (Relient K; Ace Troubleshooter)
  • 1979 Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer
  • 1983 Alsou, Russian singer
  • 1983 Evan Taubenfeld, American musician
  • 1985 Coby Linder, American Pop Punk Drummer (Say Anything)
  • 1986 Drake Bell, American actor, voice actor, and musician, born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1990 Aselin Debison, Canadian singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1964 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1992 Singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli (34) weds Enrica Cenzatti

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

HeartWedding of Interest

1993 Actress Julia Roberts (25) weds country singer Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts

HeartWedding of Interest

2009 Rocker Eddie Van Halen (54) weds publicist Janie Liszewski (39) at his seven-acre estate in the hills above Studio City, California

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen

Divorces in Music

  • 2007 Former Playboy playmate and Baywatch actress Donna D'Errico (38) divorces Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • 1679 Pablo Bruna, Spanish blind composer, dies at 68
  • 1814 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1829 Louis-Sebastien Lebrun, composer, dies at 64
  • 1832 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisla, composer, dies at 72
  • 1889 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, dies
  • 1889 Whitney Eugene Thayer, composer, dies at 50
  • 1934 Max Pallenberg, Austrian extempore farce actor (Morn to Midnight), husband of Operetta star Fritzi Massary, dies in air crash at 56
  • 1944 Werner Wehrli, composer, dies at 52
  • 1948 George Templeton Strong, composer, dies at 92
  • 1954 Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 83
  • 1964 Daniel Lazarus, French composer, dies at 65
  • 1969 Richard Vance Maxfield, composer, dies at 42
  • 1986 Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist dies aged 65
  • 1986 Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80
  • 1992 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), dies at 84
  • 1992 Allen James, vocalist/actor (Show Boat), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • 1992 Stefanie Ann Sargent, guitarist (7 Year Bitch), dies of overdose at 24
  • 1995 Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor, musician, dies at 70
  • 1995 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 61
  • 1995 Efrem Kurtz, Russian conductor (Houston Symph 1948-54), dies at 94
  • 1999 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • 2002 John Entwistle, bass-player with The Who dies in his sleep of a heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room aged 57
  • 2005 Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector
  • 2009 Gale Storm [Josephine Owaissa Cottle], American singer and actress (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show), dies at 87
  • 2009 Fayette Pinkney, African American singer (The Three Degrees) (b. 1948)
  • 2014 Bobby Womack, American Hall of Fame R&B singer, dies at 70
  • 2015 Chris Squire, English rock bassist (Yes), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2016 Mack Rice, American musician and songwriter (Mustang Sally), dies at 82