Events in Music on July 27

  • 1940 Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
  • 1957 St James' Theatre in London closes

Music History

1976 Former Beatle John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US

  • 1979 "Broadway Opry '79" opens at St James Theater NYC for 6 performances

Music Premiere

1982 Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" opens Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre in NYC

  • 1997 "Candide" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • 1997 "Victor/Victoria" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 738 performances

Music Concert

2018 American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond gives a small thank-you concert to firefighters near his home in Colorado