Events in Music on December 21

  • 1920 Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 David Diamond's 1st Symphony premieres
  • 1945 "Billion Dollar Baby" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances
  • 1946 "If the Shoe Fits" closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • 1950 Cole Porte's musical "Out of this World" premieres at New Century Theater NYC for 157 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1960 Ornette Coleman records his influential album "Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation", establishes the name for the Free Jazz sound

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 1961 Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Ready Teddy"

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1968 Glen Campbell's album "Wichita Lineman" goes to No. 1 in the US

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell

Meeting of InterestElvis Meets Nixon

1970 Elvis Presley meets US President Richard Nixon in the White House - the image of this meeting is the most requested photo from the entire National Archives
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  • 1975 "Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • 1975 "Very Good Eddie" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 307 performances
  • 1978 "Broadway Musical" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC
  • 1983 Musical "Tap Dance Kid" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 669 performances
  • 1985 Heart's "Heart" album goes #1
  • 1993 "The Sign" single released in the US by Ace of Base (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)

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2012 Flavor Flav's Chicken & Ribs opens inĀ Sterling Heights, Michigan

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav