On This Day

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

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1971 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at Golden NYC after 31 performances

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Charles M. Schulz
  • 1971 Bill Graham's New York rock venue Fillmore East closes down, to be succeeded by Fillmore West in San Francisco
  • 1976 "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances
  • 1982 "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances

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

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
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
  • 2005 "Bad Day" single is released by Daniel Powter, 1st song to sell 2 million digital copies in the US (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)

Birthdays in Music

  • 1718 Wenzel Raimund Pirck, composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1763)
  • 1745 Johann Nepomuk Went, Bohemian composer, born in Vinařice, Czech Republic (d. 1801)
  • 1789 Philipp Friedrich Silcher, German composer, born in Weinstadt, Germany (d. 1860)
  • 1805 Stephen Elvey, English composer, born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1860)
  • 1806 Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer, born in Besançon, France (d. 1883)
  • 1812 John Pike Hullah, English composer, born in Worcester (d. 1884)
  • 1819 Carl Albert Löschhorn, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1905)
  • 1821 August Conradi, German organist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1873)
  • 1833 Władysław Zaremba, Ukrainian composer, born in Dunajowce, Ukraine (d 1902)
  • 1850 Jacob Adolf Hägg, Swedish composer, born in Östergarn, Sweden (d. 1928)
  • 1859 Mildred J. Hill, American composer and musician (Happy Birthday To You), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1916)
  • 1862 May Irwin, Canadian comedienne and singer (Hot Time in the Old Town), born in Whitby, Ontario, Canada (d. 1938)
  • 1885 Artúr Harmat, Hungarian composer, born in Bojná, Hungary (d. 1962)
  • 1898 Tibor Harsányi, Hungarian composer, born in Magyarkanizsa, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1954)
  • 1908 Hans de Jong, musician and conductor (De Damrakkertjes) (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Karel Reiner, Czech composer, born in Žatec, Bohemia (d. 1979)
  • 1911 V. K. Narayana Menon, Indian classical dance scholar, born in Kerala, India (d. 1997)
  • 1915 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, Dutch musician (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Hallvard Olav Johnsen, Norwegian composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2003)
  • 1922 George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher (Lilacs; In Praise Of Folly), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2018)
  • 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, Slovenian composer, born in Postojna, Slovenia (d. 2010)
  • 1931 Ryszard Kwiatkowski, Polish composer (Polyphonic Music), born in Jaranów, Włocławek, Poland (d. 1993)
  • 1932 Hugh Wood, British composer, born in Parbold, Lancashire
  • 1932 Anna Moffo, American soprano (Adventurers), born in Wayne, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, born in Izmir, Turkey (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Tommy Cannon [Tommy Derbyshire], English comedian and singer (Cannon and Ball), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England
  • 1939 R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer (1942: A Love Story), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1994)
  • 1942 Bruce Johnston [Benjamin Baldwin], American singer, songwriter, and record producer (The Beach Boys, I Write the Songs), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 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
  • 1946 Daria Semegen, American composer, born in Bamberg, Germany
  • 1946 Janice Giteck, American composer (Thunder, Like a White Bear Dancing), born in New York
  • 1948 Camile Baudoin, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1958 Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer and songwriter (The Gun Club), born in Montebello, California (d. 1996)
  • 1958 Magnus Lindberg, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1958 Lisa Germano, American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Geek the Girl), born in Mishawaka, Indiana
  • 1959 Lorrie Morgan, American country singer (Out of Your Shoes), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1959 Khadja Nin, Burundian singer (Sambolera), born in Burundi
  • 1978 Lolly [Anna Shantha Kumble], British singer (Viva la Radio), born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
  • 1979 John Warne, American musician (Relient K; Ace Troubleshooter), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1979 Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer (52 Tuesdays), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1983 Alsou, Russian singer (Solo), born in Bugulma, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1983 Evan Taubenfeld, American musician (Welcome to the Blacklist Club), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1985 Coby Linder, American Pop Punk Drummer (Say Anything), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1986 Drake Bell, American actor, voice actor, and musician, born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1990 Aselin Debison, Canadian singer (Bigger than me), born in Glace Bay, Canada

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts

LoveWedding 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-Sébastien Lebrun, French composer, dies at 64
  • 1832 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisla, composer, dies at 72
  • 1889 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, dies at 48
  • 1889 Whitney Eugene Thayer, American composer, dies at 50
  • 1920 Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French-Canadian lyricist (O Canada), dies at 81
  • 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, American 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
  • 1974 Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, dies at 80
  • 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 Stefanie Ann Sargent, guitarist (7 Year Bitch), dies of overdose at 24
  • 1995 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, American blues singer and 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
  • 1999 Einar Englund, Finnish composer, dies at 83
  • 2002 John Entwistle, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Who-Baba O'Riley), 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
  • 2020 Johnny Mandel, American composer, arranger and musician (M*A*S*H theme), dies at 94