On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 27

Events in Music

  • 1796 James S McLean patents his piano
  • 1906 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen, Germany
  • 1950 Morton Gould and Dorothy Field's colonial-era musical "Arms and the Girl", starring Nanette Fabray and Pearl Bailey, closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 134 performances
  • 1957 Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format
  • 1967 James Lipton and Laurence Rosenthal's musical "Sherry!", based on George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's play "The Man Who Came to Dinner" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 1971 John Lennon records the song "Imagine" at his Ascot Sound home studio at Tittenhurst Park, England
  • 1972 Charles Strouse, Lee Adams, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's musical "Applause", starring Lauren Bacall, closes at Palace Theater, NYC, after 896 performances, winning 4 Tony Awards
  • 1972 Jimmy Castor Bunch's "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" hits #6
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Musicians Born on May 27

  • 1738 Bonaventura Furlanetto, Italian composer, born in Venice (d. 1817)
  • 1799 Fromental Halévy, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1862)
  • 1806 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1835)
  • 1822 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, born in Bushey, Hertfordshire (d. 1890)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1996 "Crosby, Stills & Nash" Rock and Roll Hall of Famer guitarist Stephen Stills (51) weds recording-studio manager Kristen Hathaway (30) at the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida

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Musicians Who Died on May 27

  • 1638 Nicolas Formé, French composer, dies at 71
  • 1652 Jacques Huyn, French baroque composer, dies at 39
  • 1690 Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer, dies at 63
  • 1708 Jacques Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 51
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