Music History: March 27
2013 Crawdaddy magazine founder Paul Williams dies at age 64. Not to be confused with the singer/songwriter/actor Paul Williams, the subject of the 2011 documentary, Paul Williams Still Alive.
2013 Gordon Stoker (The Jordanaires)
2011 Dionne Warwick is the fourth contestant fired by Donald Trump on season 11 of The Celebrity Apprentice.
2008 Trace Adkins is one of the finalists on Season 7 of The Celebrity Apprentice. He loses the battle to tabloid editor Piers Morgan.
2008 A jury convicts rapper Remy Ma of assault charges stemming from a shooting outside a Manhattan night club.
2008 The Los Angeles Times publishes — and later retracts — a story that Diddy had a hand in the shooting that killed Tupac Shakur. In the end, it is all fiction conjured by a imprisoned con man.
2007 Faustino Oramas (Buena Vista Social Club)
2006 Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion is designated as a National Historic Landmark.
2006 Pete Wells (Rose Tattoo)
2005 Rigo Tovar
2003 John Lennon's boyhood home in Liverpool is opened to the public.
2001 Bruce Springsteen releases Live In New York City, the accompanying album to an HBO concert film that follows the Boss and his E Street Band on a ten-show tour, ending at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
2000 Ian Dury (Ian Dury and the Blockheads)
1993 Kyuss begins a run of Australian tour dates opening for Metallica, during the latter group's tour in support of The Black Album, at the Entertainment Centre in Sydney.
1993 Clifford Jordan
1986 Sammy Hagar makes his first appearance as Van Halen's lead singer when the group begins their tour in Louisiana.
1979 Bruce Springsteen's first video, Rosalita makes its UK debut.
1976 Gary Wright's big hit "Dream Weaver" reaches its US chart peak of #2. The song is inspired by the writing of Paramahansa Yogananda.
1975 Fergie (Black Eyed Peas)
1973 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) is stopped for speeding, then busted when various drugs are found in his car.
1973 Liza Minneli wins an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Cabaret, beating out Diana Ross, who starred in Lady Sings The Blues.
1972 Grand Funk fire their manager, Terry Knight, who promptly sues them.
1971 Three Dog Night's Joy To The World enters the charts.
1970 Mariah Carey is born in Huntington, Long Island, New York.
1970 Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler)
1967 The Young Rascals, Groovin'
1967 The Who make the U.S. singles chart for the first time, with I Can't Explain.
1965 Johnny April (Staind)
1965 Jeff Beck joins The Yardbirds as a replacement for Eric Clapton.
1965 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: The Supremes' Stop! In The Name Of Love
1964 Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai)
1959 Andrew Farris (INXS)
1958 Stereo albums are introduced.
1957 Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera) from the movie The Man Who Knew Too Much wins the Academy Award for Best Original Song
1954 Wally Stocker (The Babys, Air Supply and Humble Pie)
1950 Tony Banks (Genesis)
1948 The film musical April Showers is released, starring Jack Carson and Ann Sothern; it includes the 1921 song of the same name.
1948 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: Peggy Lee's Manana (Is Enough for Me)
1946 Andy Bown (Status Quo)
1941 R&B singer/songwriter Bunny Sigler is born in Philadelphia. His real name is Walter, but his family calls him Bunny because he was born two days before Easter.
1940 Derrick Morgan
1924 Sarah Vaughan
1979Eric Clapton marries George Harrison's ex-wife Pattie, who is the subject of the song "Layla." Harrison attends the wedding and remains friends with Clapton.
2008 Leona Lewis hits #1 in the US with "Bleeding Love." It's the first American hit for Lewis, who won the UK version of The X Factor in 2006.
1987 U2 play a rooftop concert in Los Angeles to film their video for "Where The Streets Have No Name." Thousands of onlookers gather and police order the band to stop playing.More
1982 "Pac-Man Fever," a song about the arcade game that has America enthralled, cracks the Top 10, becoming the only song about a video game ever to do so.