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1927 in music

See also: 1926 in music, other events of 1927, 1928 in music and the list of 'years in music'.

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Events

Published popular music

Classical music

Opera

  • Franz Lehár – Der Zarewitsch
  • Jaromir Weinberger – Schwanda the Bagpiper

Musical theater

  • The Desert Song (Sigmund Romberg) – London production opened at the Drury Lane Theatre on April 7 and ran for 432 performances
  • Funny Face Broadway production opened at the Alvin Theatre on November 22 and ran for 250 performances
  • Good News! Broadway production opened at the 46th Street Theatre on September 6 and ran for 557 performances
  • Hit The Deck (Vincent Youmans and Clifford Grey) – Broadway production opened at the Belasco Theatre on April 25 and ran for 532 performances; London production opened at the Hippodrome on November 3 and ran for 277 performances
  • The Merry Malones Broadway production opened at the Erlanger Theatre on September 26 and ran for 216 performances
  • My Maryland Broadway production opened at the Jolson Theatre on September 12 and ran for 312 performances
  • Oh, Kay! London production opened at His Majesty's Theatre on September 21 and ran for 214 performances
  • One Dam Thing After Another London production opened at the Pavilion Theatre on May 20
  • Peggy-Ann London production opened at Daly's Theatre on July 27 and ran for 130 performances
  • Rio Rita Broadway production opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre on February 2 and ran for 494 performances
  • Show Boat (Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II) – Broadway production opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 27 and ran for 572 performances
  • The Vagabond King London production opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on April 19 and ran for 480 performances
  • Yes, Yes, Yvette Broadway production opened at the Sam H. Harris Theatre on October 3 and ran for 40 performances

Musical film

Popular Hit Recordings

  • "Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi" by Ted Lewis & His Band
  • "My Blue Heaven" by Gene Austin
  • "Mine, All Mine" by the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks
  • "Mary (What Are You Waiting For?)" by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  • "Changes" by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  • "Blue Skys/Falling In Love With You" by Jesse Crawford
  • "Fifty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong" by Sophie Tucker with Miff Mole & His Little Molers
  • "Shaking The Blues Away" by Ruth Etting
  • "Varsity Drag" by Ruth Etting
  • "It All Belongs To Me" by Ruth Etting
  • "In A Little Spanish Town" by Carson Robison
  • "My Pretty Girl" by Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra
  • "Back Water Blues" by Bessie Smith
  • "I'm Coming, Virginia" by Bix Beiderbecke
  • "Lucky Lindy" by Nat Shilkret
  • "I'm Gona Meet My Sweetie Now" by Jane Green
  • "Black and Tan Fantasy" by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

Other important recordings

Births

Deaths

  • May 3 – Ernest R. Ball, US composer
  • June 5 – Paul Lacombe, composer
  • October 1 – Wilhelm Harteveld, composer







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