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  • 1927 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Symphony premieres in Moscow

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1927 Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1928 Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn's musical "Whoopee" premieres in NYC
  • 1931 "Frankenstein" opens at Mayfair
  • 1948 "Magdalena" closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 48 performances

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1951 Aaron Copland's/Robbins' "Pied Piper" premieres in NYC

Composer Aaron Copland
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Aaron Copland
  • 1954 "Hit the Trail" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1954 "On Your Toes" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • 1964 Beatles release "Beatles For Sale" album
  • 1965 "Roar of the Greasepaint" closes at Shubert NYC after 232 performances
  • 1980 2 months after death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin breaks up
  • 1983 "Amen Corner" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 83 performances
  • 1983 "Baby" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 241 performances
  • 1983 David Shire & R Maltby Jr's musical "Baby" premieres in NYC

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1984 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1985 "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London
  • 1994 "Angels in America-Perestroika" closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 performances
  • 1994 "Angels in America-Millennium Approach" closes at Kerr after 367 performances

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1996 7th Billboard Music Awards: Alanis Morissette win

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
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Alanis Morissette
  • 1997 "Diary of Anne Frank" opens at Music Box Theater NYC