On This Day

Events in Music on February 27

  • 1563 William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1814 Ludwig van 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 awardsGrammy Awards

1980 22nd Grammy Awards: Song of the Year Kenny Loggins' "What a Fool Believes" Best Album Billy Joel's "52nd Street

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder record the single "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

Music awardsGrammy Awards

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

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-Songwriter
Alicia Keys

Film tv awardsAcademy 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 awardsAcademy 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 and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand