Events in Music on January 27

  • 1778 Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres in Paris
  • 1945 S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in NYC
  • 1951 "Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • 1955 "Plain & Fancy" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 476 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1956 "Heartbreak Hotel" single released by Elvis Presley

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1962 "Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 1967 The Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
  • 1968 "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 performances
  • 1974 "Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • 1980 "Comin' Uptown" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1982 "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" opens at Royale NYC for 747 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1984 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release "Milk & Honey" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1985 "Doug Henning & His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1986 13th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1992 "Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1992 19th American Music Awards: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win
  • 1994 "No Man's Land" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • 1997 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" opens at Gershwin NYC

Music awardsMusic Awards

1997 24th American Music Awards: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette

Music releaseMusic Single

2004 "Yeah!" single released by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris (Grammy Award Best Rap/Sung Collaboration 2005, Billboard Song of the Year 2004)

Singer Usher