Events in Music on May 27

  • 1796 James S McLean patents his piano
  • 1906 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen, Germany
  • 1950 Morton Gould and Dorothy Field's colonial-era musical "Arms and the Girl", starring Nanette Fabray and Pearl Bailey, closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 134 performances
  • 1957 Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format

Musical Finale

1967 James Lipton and Laurence Rosenthal's musical "Sherry!", based on George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's play "The Man Who Came to Dinner" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 72 performances

Music Recording

1971 John Lennon records the song "Imagine" at his Ascot Sound home studio at Tittenhurst Park, England

  • 1972 Charles Strouse, Lee Adams, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's musical "Applause", starring Lauren Bacall, closes at Palace Theater, NYC, after 896 performances, winning 4 Tony Awards
  • 1972 Jimmy Castor Bunch's "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" hits #6

Album Release

1975 Paul McCartney & Wings release "Venus andMars" album

  • 1976 Musical whodunit "Something's Afoot" opens at Lyceum Theater, NYC; runs for 61 performances

Music History

1977 The Sex Pistols release "God Save the Queen", sparking major controversy and leading to a ban on the song by the BBC

  • 1982 Musical "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?", after successful runs in Chicago and Philadelphia, opens at Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs for 5 performances

Film Premiere

1994 "The Flintstones" live action movie based in the 1960s cartoon, starring John Goodman (as Fred), Rick Moranis (as Barney), and Rosie O'Donnell (as Betty) premieres

Music History

2018 South Korean boy band BTS are the first K-pop group to top the US Billboard 200 with their album "Love Yourself: Tear"