On This Day in Music for June 27

Events in Music

  • 1950 "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1964 "Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)" by Die Beatles peaks at #97
  • 1969 Denver Pop Festival opens; 50,000 attend; Frank Zappa, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Jimi Hendrix headline; other performers include Three Dog Night, Tim Buckley, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Winter, Joe Cocker, and Poco
  • 1970 Festival Express opens in Toronto, Canada - The Grateful Dead, The Band, Janis Joplin, Flying Burrito Bros, Buddy Guy, Great Speckled Bird, and Delaney & Bonnie & Friends cross Canada together by train, for 5 shows in 3 cities
  • 1971 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at the John Golden Theatre, 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
  • 1992 "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #68
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Musicians Born on Jun 27

  • 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)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1964 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds Academy Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California; divorce 1964
  • 1992 Italian pop-opera singer Andrea Bocelli (34) weds Enrica Cenzatti (23-ish); divorce 2002
  • 1993 American actress Julia Roberts (25) weds American singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana; divorce in 1995

Divorces in Music

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

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Musicians Who Died on Jun 27

  • 1679 Pablo Bruna, Spanish blind composer, dies at 68
  • 1729 Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, French harpsichordist, organist, singer, and composer (Les pièces de clavessin; Céphale et Procris), dies at 74
  • 1814 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1829 Louis-Sébastien Lebrun, French composer, dies at 64
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