Today’s Events in Music History FEBRUARY 27

  • 1563 William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral

Music releaseMusic Premiere

         1814 Ludwig von Beethoven‘s 8th Symphony in F premieres

  • 1854 Composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine
  • 1964 “What Makes Sammy Run?” opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 540 performances
  • 1965 “High Spirits” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances
  • 1966 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford GRB
  • 1980 22nd Grammy Awards: What a Fool Believe, Streisand-Diamond duet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

          1981 Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder record “Ebony & Ivory”

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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          1991 Singer James Brown is released from prison

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • 1997 “Last Night of Ballyhoo” opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
  • 1997 Singer Sade (Helen Folasade) arrested in Jamaica for disobeying a police officer

Music awardsMusic Awards

          1998 12th Soul Train Music Awards: Puff Daddy, Whitney Houston win

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Music awardsMusic Awards

          2002 44th Grammy Awards: Walk On, Alicia Keyswins

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-songwriter
Alicia Keys

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          2005 77th Academy Awards: “Million Dollar Baby”, Jamie Foxx & Hilary Swank win

Actress Hilary Swank
Actress
Hilary Swank
Actor and Singer-Songwriter Jamie Foxx
Actor and Singer-Songwriter
Jamie Foxx