Music History for

January 27

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1756 - Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born.

1806 - Composer Juan Crisostomo Jacobo Antonio de Arriaga was born.

1823 - Composer Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo was born.

1956 - Elvis Presley released "Heartbreak Hotel."

1958 - Little Richard entered Oakwood College in Huntsville, AL. This was after he announced that he was giving up rock & roll so he could serve God.

1961 - Leontyne Price made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

1964 - The Rolling Stones appeared as judges on the British TV show "Juke Box Jury."
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1968 - Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" was released. The release came 6 weeks after he was killed in a plane crash.

1968 - The Bee Gees made their U.S. debut with a concert at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

1971 - David Bowie arrived for his first visit to the U.S. He did not perform, but received a lot of publicity for wearing dresses in Texas and Louisiana.

1990 - "Tom Petty Day" was declared in the musician's hometown of Gainsville, FL.

1991 - Whitney Houston sang the "Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV.

1993 - Warner Brothers Records announced that it was releasing Ice-T from his contract due to "creative differences."

1998 - Keith Allen and Antonio Robinson, appeared in San Antonio County Court to answer charges of indecent exposure. The two dancers for Kinsu had dropped their overalls and removed their undergarments at a show earlier in the month.

2002 - Koko Taylor, 66, fainted during a private function at her club, Koko Taylor's Celebrity. Her blood pressure and blood sugar level had gone up when she failed to take medication for diabetes. A blocked artery was also discovered.

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