On This Day in Music for October 27

Events in Music

  • 1901 1st complete performance of Claude Debussy's orchestral composition "Nocturnes"
  • 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 American pop and soul 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
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Weddings in Music

  • 1964 American singers Sonny Bono (29) & Cher (18) wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms
  • 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, Nevada

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Musicians Who Died on Oct 27

  • 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
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