Events in Music on May 27

  • 1796 James S McLean patents his piano
  • 1906 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen
  • 1950 "Arms & the Girl" 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
  • 1967 "Sherry!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 1972 "Applause" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 900 performances
  • 1972 Jimmy Castor Bunch's "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" hits #6

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1975 Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1976 "Something's Afoot" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 61 performances

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

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • 1982 "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." opens at Alvin NYC for 5 performances