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, his first million-selling single

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli make their debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in "Il trovatore", final curtain call lasts 35 mins

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price
  • 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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1972 World premiere of Scott Joplin's rediscovered opera "Treemonisha" at Morehouse College in Atlanta

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • 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
Singer-Songwriter
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
Singer
Usher