Events in Music on February 27

  • 1563 William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1814 Ludwig von Beethoven's 8th Symphony in F premieres

  • 1854 Composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine
  • 1964 "What Makes Sammy Run?" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 540 performances
  • 1965 "High Spirits" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards

Music awardsMusic Awards

1980 22nd Grammy Awards: "What a Fool Believes" best song, Billy Joel best album

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder record "Ebony & Ivory"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1990 "Hold On" single released by Wilson Phillips (Billboard Song of the Year 1990)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Singer James Brown is released from prison

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • 1997 "Last Night of Ballyhoo" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
  • 1997 Singer Sade (Helen Folasade) arrested in Jamaica for disobeying a police officer

Music awardsMusic Awards

1998 12th Soul Train Music Awards: Puff Daddy, Whitney Houston win

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Music awardsMusic Awards

2002 44th Grammy Awards: Walk On, Alicia Keys wins

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-songwriter
Alicia Keys

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2005 77th Academy Awards: "Million Dollar Baby", Jamie Foxx & Hilary Swank win

Actress Hilary Swank
Actress
Hilary Swank
Actor and Singer-Songwriter Jamie Foxx
Actor and Singer-Songwriter
Jamie Foxx

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2011 83rd Academy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win Best Original Score for 'The Social Network'

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Barbra Streisand reveals she has cloned her dog twice

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand