JUNE 27: The Daily Flashback
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.
1925: Doc Pomus
1927: Captain Kangaroo
1942: Bruce Johnston
1955: Isabelle Adjani
1959: Lorrie Morgan
1976: Leigh Nash
2002: John Entwistle
2009: Jackie Washington
2014: Bobby Womack