Thursday, October 27, 2016

Today in Music History...October 27, 2016

Music History: October 27



1924: Bonnie Lou
1933: Floyd Cramer
1945: Mark Ryan (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
1949: Byron Allred (Steve Miller Band)
1949: Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band)


1980: Steve Took (T. Rex)
1990: Xavier Cugat
1999: Frank DeVol


1957: Police in Oakland, CA inform Elvis Presley that he is not allowed to swivel his hips onstage in tonight's performance at the Oakland Auditorium; Elvis responds by sarcastically wiggling only his little finger while singing. The cops film the show anyway, just in case.
1960: Tina Turner gives birth to Ronald Renelle Turner, her second child, while touring in Los Angeles. Husband Ike is not present at the birth.
1962: The Rolling Stones -- with the original lineup of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, and Tony Chapman -- cut their first demos at Curly Clayton Studios in Highbury, London, recording covers of Muddy Waters' "Soon Forgotten," Jimmy Reed's "Close Together," and Bo Diddley's "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover." Future drummer Charlie Watts has for now decided to stick with his (relatively) lucrative job in advertising. 
 1964: 31-year-old Salvatore Philip Bono, an assistant to Phil Spector, "marries" his protege, 18-year-old Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre, in a Tijuana motel bathroom, exchanging rings and pledging their love, although no one is there to officiate the nuptials. The pair would make it official in 1969.
1975: Bruce Springsteen, riding on hype for his latest album, Born To Run, finds himself the first rocker to make the covers of both Time and Newsweek in the same week.
1979: Elton John collapses during his show atollywood's Universal Amphitheatre and is hospitalized for "exhaustion."
1980: John Lennon's killer purchases the .38 revolver (a five-shot Charter Arms "Off Duty" special) with which he will eventually kill his idol.
1991: Jimmy Dean marries his second wife, singer Donna Meade, in Richmond, VA, with the couple singing a duet at their riverboat-hosted reception.
1992: Bo Diddley sues the estate of his former manager, the now-deceased Martin Otelsberg, for $75,000 in misappropriated funds.


1956: Clarence "Frogman" Henry, "Ain't Got No Home"
1958: Elvis Presley, "I Got Stung" b/w "One Night"
1964: The Supremes, "Come See About Me"


1941: Buddy Clark, "Everything I Love"
1960: Ben E. King: "Spanish Harlem," "Stand By Me"


1973: Gladys Knight and the Pips' "Midnight Train To Georgia" hits #1


1969: The Beatles' "Something" b/w "Come Together" is certified gold
1969: The Beatles' LP Abbey Road is certified gold

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