Music History for

June 27

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1789 - Composer Friedrich Silcher was born.

1885 - Chichester Bell and Charles Tainter applied for a patent on their invention known as the gramophone.

1959 - The play, "West Side Story," with music by Leonard Bernstein, closed after 734 performances on Broadway.

1964 - Jan & Dean's "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" was released.

1964 - The Rolling Stones appeared as the entire panel on BBC-TV's 'Juke Box Jury'.
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1968 - Elvis Presley began taping his first television special, "Elvis," at NBC studios in Burbank, CA.

1969 - The Denver Pop Festival opened at Mile High Stadium. Violence broke out in the 50,000+ crowd and police moved in with clubs and tear gas.

1971 - The Fillmore East in New York City was closed.

1982 - Virgin Music Publishing reached an out-of-court settlement with Police bassist Sting on a 1977 contract.

1988 - Cyndi Lauper got her high school diploma from Richmond High in New York.

1988 - Debbie Gibson got her high school diploma from Calhoun High on Long Island, NY.

1988 - MCA Records bought Motown Records for $61 million.

1989 - The Who performed the rock opera "Tommy" in its entirety for the first time in 17 years at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

1989 - Tom Jones was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

1993 - Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts were married. They were divorced in 1995.

2000 - Marc Anthony played Radio City Music Hall for this first time in his career. It was a benefit for Ronald McDonald House.
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2000 - A San Francisco appeals court ruled that the Rolling Stones improperly borrowed "Love in Vain and "Stop Breakin' Down" from Robert Johnson. The Stones' former record label had wrongly assumed that the songs were public domain.
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2000 - Nelly's debut ablum "Country Grammar" was released.

2015 - The 5-date concert series "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead" began in Santa Clara, CA.

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