Music History for

December 27

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1903 - In New York City, the barbershop quartet favorite, "Sweet Adeline," was sung for the first time.

1927 - The musical "Showboat" opened in New York.

1932 - Radio City Music Hall opened its doors to the public for the first time.

1939 - "The Glenn Miller Show," also known as "Music that Satisfies," debuted on CBS radio.

1940 - Singer Al Jolson and actress Ruby Keeler were divorced after 12 years of marriage that included that final year of separation.

1963 - The Animals perform on their first radio broadcast on the BBC show "Saturday Club."

1964 - The Supremes made their first appearance on TV's "Ed Sullivan Show."

1970 - "Hello, Dolly!" closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances.

1971 - The "Sonny & Cher Show" began airing on CBS. The show ran for four 1/2 years.

1975 - The Four Seasons, "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" was released.

1985 - Metallica finished working on "Master of Puppets."
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1989 - Chuck Berry was sued by a former cook in his restaurant for allegedly putting a camera in the ladies' restroom.

1992 - Harry Connick Jr. was arrested at New York's Kennedy Airport after a 9mm pistol was discovered in his carry-on luggage.

1992 - The musical revival of "3 From Brooklyn" closed after 45 performances.

1992 - The musical revival of "Tommy Tune Tonite! A Song and Dance Act" opened.

1997 - Mark Morrison was arrested outside the Pink Coconut nightclub in central Derby. The singer was convicted of threatening an off-duty police officer with an electric stun gun.

1998 - Busta Rhymes (AKA Trevor Smith) was arrested and charged with criminal possession after police found a loaded, unregistered pistol in his car. The police originally pulled Rhymes over for changing lanes three times without signaling.

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