Events in Music on March 27

  • March
  • 1910 Fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, killed 312

Music releaseMusic Recording

1945 Ella Fitzgerald and Delta Rhythm Boys record the song "It's Only a Paper Moon"

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald

Music concertMusic Concert

1948 Just 11 days after being released from prison, Billie Holiday plays in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Music concertMusic Concert

1950 Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleveland, Ohio)

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner

Music releaseMusic Recording

1951 Frank Sinatra records "I'm a Fool to Want You"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1952 "Singin' in the Rain", musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC
  • 1973 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding and LSD possession
  • 1978 Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances
  • 1980 "Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 1980 "Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 21 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1981 John Lennon single "Watching the Wheels" released posthumously in UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Music releaseAlbum Release

1981 "Blizzard of Ozz", the debut solo album by English rock musician Ozzy Osbourne, is released in the United States

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
  • 1982 "Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1984 Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe's rock musical "Starlight Express"

Music releaseAlbum Release

1992 Bruce Springsteen releases two music albums on the same day, "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town"

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Music releaseMusic Single

1995 "Back for Good" single released by British boy Band Take That, reaches No. 1 in 31 countries

  • 1996 "State Fair" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 118 performances
  • 1997 "Young Man From Atlanta" opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances