Events in Music on June 27

  • 1950 "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances

Theatrical Finale

1959 "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances

  • 1964 "Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)" by Die Beatles peaks at #97

Music History

1969 Denver Pop Festival opens; 50,000 attend; Frank Zappa, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Jimi Hendrix headline; other performers include Three Dog Night, Tim Buckley, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Winter, Joe Cocker, and Poco

Music History

1970 Festival Express opens in Toronto, Canada - The Grateful Dead, The Band, Janis Joplin, Flying Burrito Bros, Buddy Guy, Great Speckled Bird, and Delaney & Bonnie & Friends cross Canada together by train, for 5 shows in 3 cities

Theatrical Finale

1971 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at the John Golden Theatre, NYC, after 31 performances

  • 1976 "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances
  • 1982 "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances

Music History

1992 "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #68

  • 1993 "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances

Music History

1993 Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton

  • 1994 Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet

Theatrical Finale

1994 Spalding Gray''s one-man show "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 8 performances

Glastonbury Festival

1997 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Prodigy, and Radiohead headline; other performers include Smashing Pumpkins, Ray Davies, Van Morrison, Sting, Beck, Phish, and Nanci Griffith

  • 2003 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Radiohead, Moby, and R.E.M. headline; other performers include David Gray, The Polyphonic Spree; Jimmy Cliff, Sigur Rós, Los Lobos, and Yes
  • 2005 "Bad Day" single is released by Daniel Powter, 1st song to sell 2 million digital copies in the US (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)

Glastonbury Festival

2008 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Kings Of Leon, Jay-Z, and The Verve headline; other performers include Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, The Ting-Tings, Sinéad O'Connor, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Joan Baez, Jimmy Cliff, Suzanne Vega, and Crowded House