On This Day

Events in Music on July 27

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1979 "Broadway Opry '79" opens at St James Theater NYC for 6 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

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