Events in Music on September 27

  • 1855 George Frederick Bristow's "Rip Van Winkle", 2nd American opera, opens in NYC

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1912 W. C. Handy publishes "Memphis Blues", considered the 1st blues song

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1947 "Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 288 performances
  • 1948 "Carib Song" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 36 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954 Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

Music releaseMusic Single

1973 “The Way We Were” single released by Barbra Streisand (Billboard Song of the Year 1974)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Elton John, sick with flu, collapses in the Hollywood Universal Ampitheater

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1981 "Day in Hollywood, A Night.." closes at John Golden NY after 588 performances
  • 1986 "Give Me Wings" single released by Michael Johnson (Billboard Song of the Year 1987)
  • 1990 Dee Dee Ramone arrested on marijuana possession

Music releaseAlbum Release

2013 Lorde releases her debut studio album "Pure Heroine"

Singer Lorde
Singer
Lorde