On This Day

Events in Music on October 27

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer Claude Debussy
Claude Debussy
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen

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1986 Paul McCartney release "Pretty Little Head"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Peter Shaffer
  • 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

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
  • 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)