On This Day in Music for November 27

Events in Music

  • 1843 Opera "Bohemian Girl" is produced (London)
  • 1903 Opera "Die Heugierigen Frauen" is produced (Munich)
  • 1937 Pro-labor musical revue "Pins & Needles" opens, produced by ILGWU
  • 1954 "By the Beautiful Sea" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 270 performances
  • 1967 The Beatles release their album "Magical Mystery Tour"

Music releaseAlbum Release

1970 George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1977 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial NY after 66 performances
  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
  • 1989 George Harrison releases "Cheer Down" & "Poor Little Girl"
  • 1991 "Peter Pan" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

2013 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel

Birthdays in Music

  • 1544 Ascanio Trombeti, composer
  • 1569 Ottavio Vernizzi, composer
  • 1691 Josef Antonin Planicky, composer
  • 1731 Gaetano Pugnani, composer
  • 1732 Johann Joseph Emmert, composer
  • 1741 Jean-Pierre Duport, composer
  • 1745 Boniface Stoecki, composer
  • 1750 Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz, composer
  • 1759 Franz Vinzenz Krommer, composer
  • 1787 Christian Rummel, composer
  • 1801 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, composer
  • 1804 Julius Benedict, opera composer (Protoghesi), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1813 Michele Puccini, composer
  • 1830 Harrison Millard, composer
  • 1867 Margaret Ruthven Lang, composer
  • 1867 Charles Koechlin, French composer (d. 1950)
  • 1878 Mabel Wheeler Daniels, composer
  • 1879 Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer
  • 1885 Rudolph Reti, composer
  • 1893 Stanislaw Wiechowicz, composer
  • 1898 Nelly Steuer-Wagenaar, Dutch pianist
  • 1900 Leon Barzin, conductor (NY City Ballet 1948-58), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1900 Robert Blum, Swiss composer, born in Zurich (d. 1994)
  • 1902 Giuseppe Savagnone, composer
  • 1905 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor/composer (Mater Dolorosa)
  • 1910 Rudolf Holzmann, composer
  • 1915 Victor Alessandro, composer
  • 1918 Zeev Wolfgang Steinberg, composer
  • 1919 Siegfried Naumann, composer
  • 1928 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, born in Graz (d. 1991)
  • 1931 Juan Guinjoan, composer
  • 1935 Al Jackson Jr, drummer (Booker T & MGs-Chinese Checkers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1935 Helmut Friedrich Lachenmann, composer
  • 1941 Eddie Rabbitt, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1942 Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1944 Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies 'Dozy', English musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Enford, Wilshire (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Randy Brecker, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Dave Winthrop, rock saxophonist (Supertramp)
  • 1951 Kevin Kavanaugh, rocker (Asbury Jukes) [or 8/27]
  • 1952 Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis)
  • 1953 Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer (Aquarium)
  • 1959 Charlie Burchill, Scottish pop guitarist (Simple Minds-Breakfast Club)
  • 1960 Ashley Ingram, English singer (Fizzz-Just an Illusion)
  • 1961 Princess, rocker (Desirez Heslop, All For Love)
  • 1962 Calvin Hayes, rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock)
  • 1962 Charlie Benante, rock drummer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1962 Mike "Puffy" Bordin, SF, rock drummer (Faith No More)
  • 1965 Fiachna O'Braonain, Irish pop guitarist (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
  • 1976 Tyrone Sutton, American singer (Perfect gentlemen) and Muslim chaplain
  • 1976 Jean Grae, South African-born rapper
  • 1978 Tim Yeung, American drummer (Vital Remains)
  • 1978 Mike Skinner, English musician
  • 1979 Hilary Hahn, American violinist
  • 1979 Shin Hyesung, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • 1985 Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir, Icelandic singer

Divorces in Music

  • 2006 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) divorces singer Kid Rock (36) due to irreconcilable differences only 4 months after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2006 Actress Selma Blair (34) divorces actor-rocker Ahmet Zappa (32) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 2 years of marriage

Actress Selma Blair
Actress
Selma Blair

Deaths in Music

  • 1474 Guillaume Dufay, French/Flemish composer, dies at about 74
  • 1749 Balthasar Schmid, composer, dies at 44
  • 1749 Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel, composer, dies at 59
  • 1890 Emanuele Muzio, Italian composer, dies at 69
  • 1899 Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza, composer, dies at 74
  • 1915 Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 54
  • 1916 James Cutler Dunn Parker, composer, dies at 88
  • 1955 Arthur Honegger, Swiss composer (King David, Pacific 231), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 1955 Luis de Freitas Branco, Portuguese composer, dies at 65
  • 1958 Artur Rodzinski, Polish conductor/composer, dies at 66
  • 1965 Carl Parrish, composer, dies at 61
  • 1967 Ettore Panizza, composer, dies at 92
  • 1968 Gino Roncaglia, composer, dies at 85
  • 1968 Hans Redlich, composer, dies at 65
  • 1971 Jakabs Medins, composer, dies at 86
  • 1973 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887)
  • 1981 Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer/actress (From Russia With Love), dies of cancer at 83
  • 1982 Philipp Kutev, composer, dies at 79
  • 1988 Karel Horky, Czech composer, dies at 79
  • 1993 Jerry Hunt, American composer, commits suicide at 49
  • 1994 Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and musicologist (b. 1906)
  • 1998 Barbara Acklin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2005 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)
  • 2011 Sultan Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 71
  • 2012 Mickey Baker, American guitar player ("Love is strange"), dies at 87