December 27 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
December 27

1932 : With 6,200 seats and a stage spanning 10,000 square feet, the world's largest indoor theater of the time, Radio City Music Hall, opens in New York City with a massive six-hour show.

1958 : While attending a class at the Liverpool College of Art, John Lennon meets student Cynthia Powell, later to become his first wife.

1960 : Returning from Hamburg, Germany, The Beatles play a show in their home town of Liverpool, England with Chas Newby filling in for Stu Sutcliffe, who stays in Germany and never rejoins the band. The show gets a lot of attention, and is an early taste of Beatlemania.

1963 : London's Sunday Times names Paul McCartney and John Lennon the Outstanding Composers of 1963.

1975 : The Faces are formally disbanded.

1985 : The Krush Groove Christmas party becomes the first rap show held at Madison Square Garden. A tie-in with the movie "Krush Groove", the concert features performances by LL Cool J, Run-DMC, Whodini and other acts who appeared in the film. The event made headlines for the violence that followed, as 14 people were arrested for various crimes.

1989 : Chuck Berry is sued by the former cook of his restaurant in Wentzville, Missouri, who claims Berry installed hidden cameras in the ladies restrooms and collected the videos. Over 200 former customers take part in a class action suit against Berry, which is eventually settled out of court.

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