JUNE 27: The Daily Flashback

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1885: Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter applied for a patent for the gramophone. It was granted on May 4, 1886. 1956: At Master Recorders in Hollywood, Fats Domino recorded “Blueberry Hill,” a song first popularized by Gene Autry in 1940. 1959: With music by Leonard Bernstein, the Broadway music West Side Story closed after 734 performances. 1960: Connie Francis became the first solo female act to score a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 when “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” tops the chart. 1964: Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman were married. It only lasted 38 days. 1966: “Dark Shadows” debuted on ABC-TV. 1969: Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, clashed with police. This incident is considered to be the birth of the gay rights movement. 1971: The Fillmore East in New York City was closed following a final performance by the Allman Brothers Band, Edgar Winter, Country Joe McDonald & the Fish and the Beach Boys. 1986: In Detroit, Black Flag played their last gig. 1988: Debbie Gibson was awarded her high school diploma from Calhoun High on Long Island. 1993: Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts were married. BIRTHDAYS 1925: Doc Pomus 1927: Captain Kangaroo 1942: Bruce Johnston 1955: Isabelle Adjani 1959: Lorrie Morgan 1976: Leigh Nash DEATHS 2002: John Entwistle 2009: Jackie Washington 2014: Bobby Womack

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