Friday, October 27, 2017

Today in Music History...October 27, 2017 (Now with more info & links)

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Music History: October 27th:


2013 Fleetwood Mac cancels the remaining dates of their world tour after co-founder John McVie is diagnosed with cancer.

2012 Barbra Streisand's album Release Me hits #7 in the US, making her the first artist to have multiple albums in the Top 10 during every decade from the 1960s to the 2010s (her 2011 album What Matters Most made #4). Streisand is the female artist with the most Top 10 charting albums in history.

2011 Beavis and Butt-Head returns to MTV.

2006 Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth premieres her film Perfect Partner at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

2005 New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas end their longtime feud and promote peace on stage during New York radio station Power 105.1's Power House concert at New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena.

2005 The family band Cherryholmes gets the entertainer of the year award at the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, becoming the first act nominated for emerging artist and entertainer in the same year.

2002 Tom Dowd, who as an engineer and producer worked on classic albums for Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Ray Charles, dies of emphysema at age 77.

1999 Frank De Vol - known for his '40s arrangements, namely "Nature Boy," and compositions of TV themes for The Brady Bunch and My Three Sons - dies of congestive heart failure in Lafayette, California, at age 88.

1999 KoRn debuts their new single on the season premiere of South Park. Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria lend their likenesses and voices - as well as the song "Falling Away From Me" - to the episode.

1999 Master P's hoop dream comes to an end. The high-profile rapper, whose real name is Percy Miller, is waived by the NBA's Toronto Raptors, failing to make the pro league for the second straight season. The year before, the Charlotte Hornets waived Miller just before the regular season began.

1998 Lauryn Hill releases her first single as a solo artist, "Doo Wop (That Thing)."

1993 Glenn Frey's TV series South of Sunset makes its debut on CBS. Frey plays a Cody McMahon, a security chief/bodyguard who stars a detective agency in Hollywood.More

1992 Bo Diddley sues the estate of his former manager, the now-deceased Martin Otelsberg, for $75,000 in misappropriated funds.

1991 Country music singer Lorrie Morgan marries Brad Thompson, a tour bus driver for singer Clint Black. The two met when the singer toured with Black and Merle Haggard in 1990. Black, who married just one week earlier, serves as best man. Morgan and Thompson divorce in 1993.

1991 Country music singer Jimmy Dean, 62, marries his second wife, fellow country singer Donna Meade, 38. The two would stay married until Dean's death in 2010.

1990 Bandleader Xavier Cugat dies of heart failure in Barcelona, Spain, at age 90.

1984 Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon welcome baby girl Kelly Osbourne, born in Westminster, London.

1982 Prince releases his fifth album, 1999. It's a breakthrough, selling well over 5 million copies worldwide, thanks to "Little Red Corvette" and the title track.

1980 Mark David Chapman buys a .38 revolver at a gun store in Honolulu for $169. On December 8, he uses it to kill John Lennon.

1979 Elton John collapses during his show at Hollywood's Universal Amphitheatre and is hospitalized for "exhaustion."

1973 Aerosmith opens for headliners Mott The Hoople at Boston's Orpheum Theater.

1973 Gladys Knight and the Pips' "Midnight Train To Georgia" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.

1970 Black Sabbath begin their first US tour.

1969 The Beatles' "Something" b/w "Come Together" is certified gold.

1969 The Beatles' LP Abbey Road is certified gold.

1967 Scott Weiland (original frontman for Stone Temple Pilots) is born Scott Richard Kline in San Jose, California. The "Weiland" surname is taken from his stepfather.

1964 Sonny (31-year-old Salvatore Bono) and Cher (18-year-old Cherilyn Sarkisian), exchange vows and wedding rings in their first home. Their publicity materials cite this as the day of their wedding, but the duo does not officially marry until 1969.

1964 The Supremes release "Come See About Me."

1962 The Rolling Stones record their first demos in London at Curly Clayton Studios, recording covers of songs by Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and Bo Diddley. The demos get little interest when they shop them to record companies.

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.

1960 Ben E. King records "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand by Me."

1958 Simon Le Bon (lead singer for Duran Duran) is born near Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. He joins the band in 1980 as a replacement for Stephen Duffy - turning up for his audition in a pair of pink leopard print pants.

1958 Elvis Presley releases "I Got Stung" b/w "One Night."

1957 Police in Oakland, California, 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.

1956 Clarence "Frogman" Henry releases "Ain't Got No Home."

1951 Kenneth "K.K." Downing (guitarist for Judas Priest) is born in West Bromwich, England.

1949 Garry Tallent (bass player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) is born in Detroit, Michigan.

1949 Byron Allred (keyboardist for The Steve Miller Band) is born in Logan, Utah.

1945 Mark Ryan (bass guitarist for Quicksilver Messenger Service) is born.

1942 Country singer Lee Greenwood is born Melvin Lee Greenwood in Los Angeles, California, but would grow up on a poultry farm in Sacramento.

1941 Buddy Clark records "Everything I Love."

1940 Fabulous Wailers guitarist and trumpeter John Greek is born.

1933 Pianist Floyd Cramer, a pioneer of the "Nashville Sound," is born in Shreveport, Louisiana, but would grow up in Huttig, Arkansas.

1924 Country/rock 'n roll singer Bonnie Lou is born Mary Jo Kath in Towanda, Illinois. Known for the 1955 hit "Daddy-O."

1782 Niccolò Paganini, composer and violin virtuoso, is born in Genoa (which was then part of an independent state, Republic of Genoa), Italy.

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2013 Lou Reed (frontman for The Velvet Underground) dies of liver disease in Southampton, New York, at age 71.

2009 Country singer Brantley Gilbert releases his debut album, Modern Day Prodigal Son.

1995 Copycat debuts in US movie theaters. Harry Connick, Jr. plays a murderer who terrorizes Sigourney Weaver and mentors a budding serial killer in the psychological thriller. It's quite a departure for the smooth singer of love songs.

1980 Steve Took, original percussionist of T. Rex, dies in New Kensington, London, at age 31. Although he had taken drugs, his official cause of death was asphyxiation after inhaling a cocktail cherry.

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