On This Day

Events in Music on October 27

Music Premiere

1901 1st complete performance of Claude Debussy's orchestral composition "Nocturnes"

  • 1945 "Carib Song" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1950 Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony, "Triumph of St Joan" premieres
  • 1952 "My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 89 performances
  • 1960 American pop and soul singer Ben E. King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"
  • 1962 "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 performances
  • 1964 "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances
  • 1970 "Light, Lively & Yiddish" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 87 performances

Music History

1975 Covers of both Time & Newsweek magazines feature rock singer Bruce Springsteen

Album Release

1981 Ringo Starr releases single "Wrack My Brain", written and produced by George Harrison, and album "Stop and Smell the Roses" in the US

Music History

1983 Larry Flynt pays hitman $1M to kill Hugh Hefner, Bob Guccione, Walter Annenberg, and Frank Sinatra; Flynt's business manager immediately stops payment; Flynt claims he was just joking

Music Single

1986 Paul McCartney releases single "Pretty Little Head"

Music Premiere

1987 Peter Shaffer's musical "Lettice & Lovage" premieres in London

  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
  • 1990 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" closes at Golden NYC after 30 performances
  • 1991 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 9 performances
  • 1991 "Homecoming" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 49 performances

Album Release

2014 Taylor Swift releases her 5th studio album “1989” (2015 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2016)

  • 2014 "Montevallo" debut album by Sam Hunt is released (American Country Countdown Award Digital Album of the Year 2016, Billboard Album of the Year 2015)