On This Day in Music for October 27

Events in Music


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1901 1st complete performance of Claude Debussy's "Nocturnes"

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • 1945 "Carib Song" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1950 Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony "Triumph of St Joan" premieres
  • 1952 "My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 89 performances
  • 1960 Singer Ben E. King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"
  • 1962 "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 performances
  • 1964 "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances
  • 1970 "Light, Lively & Yiddish" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 87 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

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1986 Paul McCartney release "Pretty Little Head"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
  • 1990 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" closes at Golden NYC after 30 performances
  • 1991 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 9 performances
  • 1991 "Homecoming" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 49 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

2014 Taylor Swift releases her 5th studio album “1989” (2015 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2016)

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • 2014 "Montevallo" debut album by Sam Hunt is released (American Country Countdown Award Digital Album of the Year 2016, Billboard Album of the Year 2015)

Birthdays in Music

  • 1739 Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer
  • 1746 Georg Anton Kreusser, German composer, born in Triefenstein, Germany (d. 1810)
  • 1775 Traugott Maximilian Eberwein, German composer, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1831)
  • 1782 Niccolo Paganini, Italian composer and violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1840)
  • 1817 Antoni de Kontski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1899)
  • 1868 Annie Patterson, Irish composer, born in Lurgan, Ireland
  • 1873 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, born in Melbourne (d. 1926)
  • 1893 Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet (Meetings)
  • 1907 Helmut Walcha, a blind German organist (church music), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1912 Conlon Nancarrow, American composer (Soundings 4), born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Anestis Logothetis, Austrian composer, born in Burgas, Bulgaria (d. 1994)
  • 1924 Gary Chester [Cesario Gurciullo], drummer (Monkees, Lovin' Spoonful) and drum instructor, born in Siracusa, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1927 Dominick Argento, American composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • 1933 Floyd Cramer, American Hall of Fame pianist (Last Date, On the Rebound), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1940 Anthea Joseph, music producer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1942 Lee Greenwood, American country singer (God Bless the USA), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Phillip Catherine, Belgian jazz guitarist, born in London
  • 1946 Peter Martins, Danish dancer and choreographer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1948 Byron Allred, Logan Ut, rocker (Steve Miller Band)
  • 1948 Sherman Robertson, American blues musician (I'm the Man), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • 1949 Garry Tallent, American rocker (E Street Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949 Jack Daniels, Choctaw Oklahoma, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • 1951 K. K. Downing, English rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
  • 1958 Hazell Dean, English rocker (Always Doesn't Mean Forever), born in Chelmsford, Essex, England
  • 1958 Simon Le Bon, English rock vocalist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf), born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1958 Manu Katché, French drummer (Peter Gabriel, Preface), born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
  • 1967 Scott Weiland, American singer (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), born in San Jose, California (d. 2015)
  • 1970 Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1972 Elissa (singer), Lebanese singer
  • 1972 Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea)
  • 1978 Vanessa-Mae, Singapore musician
  • 1980 Tanel Padar, Estonian singer
  • 1982 Keri Hilson, American singer, songwriter

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1964 Singers Sonny & Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • 1984 "Jessie's Girl" singer Rick Springfield (35) weds Barbara Porter in Australia
  • 1991 "Thompson Twins" singer Tom Bailey weds Alannah Currie at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

Deaths in Music

  • 1485 Rudolph Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], humanist/organist, dies
  • 1771 Johann Gottlieb Graun, composer, dies
  • 1781 Herman-Francois Delange, Belgian composer, dies at 66
  • 1796 Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz, composer, dies at 45
  • 1822 Christian Frederich Gottlieb Schwencke, German composer, dies at 55
  • 1833 Ferdinand Franzl, composer, dies at 66
  • 1848 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, composer, dies at 46
  • 1864 Andreas Randel, Swedish composer, dies at 58
  • 1925 Wilhelm Gericke, composer, dies at 80
  • 1933 Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1940 Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72
  • 1943 Bela Reinitz, composer, dies at 64
  • 1949 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (b. 1919)
  • 1953 Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer, dies at 71
  • 1954 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Puccini's Turandot), dies at 78
  • 1955 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer, dies at 66
  • 1969 Jaime Pahissa, composer, dies at 89
  • 1976 Deryck Victor Cooke, composer, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 57
  • 1980 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), dies of a drug overdose at 31
  • 1990 Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American bandleader, dies at 90
  • 1991 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish composer (Tragic Overture), dies at 77
  • 1994 Robert White, guitarist, dies at 57
  • 1996 Belinda Quirey, dance historian/teacher, dies at 84
  • 1996 John Gregory, English ballet dancer, dies at 82
  • 1999 Frank De Vol, American composer (theme songs to Family Affair, The Brady Bunch), dies at 88
  • 2000 Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • 2013 Lou Reed, American musician, dies from liver disease at 71