Events in Music on January 27

  • 1778 Niccolò Piccinni's tragic opera "Roland" premieres at Théâtre du Palais-Royale in Paris, France

Music History

1895 Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's revival of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres in St. Petersburg

  • 1945 S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in NYC

Musical Finale

1951 Leonard Bernstein's musical "Peter Pan", starring Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff, closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 320 performances

  • 1955 "Plain & Fancy" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 476 performances

Music Single

1956 RCA records releases Elvis Presley's single "Heartbreak Hotel", his first million-seller (written by Mae Boren Axton and Tommy Durden)

Music History

1961 Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli make debuts at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in "Il trovatore"; final curtain call lasts 35 minutes

  • 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 Premiere

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

  • 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

Album Release

1984 "Milk & Honey" album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono released, featuring un-released recordings made during the 1980 "Double Fantasy" sessions, including "Grow Old With Me"

Music History

1984 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial

  • 1985 "Doug Henning & His World of Magic" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 performances

American Music Awards

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

  • 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 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)

Album Release

2009 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 16th studio album "Working On A Dream", made with the E Street Band