Monday, February 27, 2017

Today in Music History...February 27, 2017 (Now with links)

Music History: February 27





2016 Twenty One Pilots' "Stressed Out" peaks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it stays for one week. It's the duo's first foray into the Top 10.

2015 R&B singer Charmayne Maxwell (Brownstone) dies in a freak accident at age 46 when she falls on a broken wine glass and cuts her neck.

2013 Richard Street, singer with The Monitors and The Temptations, dies at age 70.

2011 Blues musician Eddie Kirkland dies at age 87.

2001 Carlos Santana (Santana) returns to the Mexican town where he grew up, Autlan De Navarro, for the first time in 46 years. A statue honor in Carlos and his father, mariachi player Jose Santana, is unveiled.

2000 The Beach Boys: An American Family TV mini-series begins on ABC.

1999 Vince Gill plays "How Great Thou Art" on the dobro at the Grand Ole Opry in honor of dobro legend Brother Oswald.

1998 Motley Crue member Vince Neil, not to be outdone by Tommy Lee, announces an agreement with Internet Entertainment Group and Vivid Video to distribute a 60-minute home video of him having sex with two adult film models while on vacation in Hawaii.

1996 Bad Religion release their ninth full-length studio album The Gray Race. This is the first Bad Religion album to feature Brian Baker on guitar, replacing Brett Gurewitz, who left the band two years earlier.

1991 James Brown is released on parole from a South Carolina prison after serving two years of a six-year sentence on drug and assault charges.

1984 The Jacksons' Pepsi commercial premieres on MTV.

1981 Josh Groban is born in Los Angeles.

1977 Keith Richards is arrested for heroin possession in Toronto.

1976 Mick Jagger is hospitalized in New York with a respiratory infection.

1971 Rozonda Thomas (Chilli of TLC) is born in Atlanta.

1970 Jefferson Airplane is fined $1,000 for onstage profanity in Oklahoma City.

1966 The Supremes appear on the TV show What's My Line.

1961 Chubby Checker's "Pony Time" hits #1 in America for the first of five weeks.

1960 Paul Humphreys of OMD is born in London.

1960 The Miracles make their first TV appearance when they perform on American Bandstand.

1959 Johnny Van Zant is born in Jacksonville, Flordia. He performs and records with the Johnny Van Zant Band and as a solo artist, but is best known for succeeding his deceased brother Ronnie Van Zant as frontman for Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1987.

1959 Jerry Lee Lewis and his third wife (and first cousin once removed) Myra have a son, Steve Allen Lewis, who is named after the TV host. The boy dies in a swimming pool accident three years later.

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