Music History for

July 27

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1781 - Composer Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani was born.

1784 - Composer Andre Georges Louis Onslow was born.

1867 - Composer Enrique Granados was born.

1877 - Composer Ernst von Dohnanyi was born.

1942 - Peggy Lee recorded "Why Donít You Do Right" with Benny Goodman.

1959 - Santo and Johnny (Farina saw their one and only hit record the instrumental "Sleepwalk" released.

1968 - The Who's single "Magic Bus" was released in the U.S.

1976 - John Lennon finally had his request for permanent residency in the United States approved.
- Today in Beatles History

1976 - Bruce Springsteen sued his manager Mike Appel in Manhatten's U.S. District Court for fraud and breach of contract.

1976 - Tina Turner files for a divorce from Ike.

1979 - Alice Cooper's Indian art store in Scottsdale, Arizona was hit by a firebomb.

1981 - Stevie Nicksí first solo album, "Bella Donna," was released.

1983 - Madonna's self-titled debut album was released.

1983 - Metallica began their first tour entitled "Kill 'em all for one."

1984 - Prince's first movie, "Purple Rain," opened in the U.S.

1984 - The Metallica album "Ride the Lightning" was released.

1986 - Queen became the first act since Louis Armstrong to play in Budapest, Hungary.

1998 - It was announced that Dancin' in the District, Nashville's weekly downtown concert series, would become a 21-and-over event due to issues with underage drinking.

2000 - HBO aired "NSYNC Live." The show was aired from New York's Madison Square Garden.

2007 - Paul Stanley (KISS) had to leave a concert due to his pulse being twice the normal level. The band performed as a trio with Gene Simmons singing all songs.

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