Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Today in Music History...March 27, 2018 (Now with more info)

Music History: March 27th:

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 of The Jordanaires dies at age 88.

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 an imprisoned con man.

2007 Faustino Oramas of Buena Vista Social Club dies at age 95.

2006 Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion is designated as a National Historic Landmark.

2006 Pete Wells, guitarist in Rose Tattoo, dies of prostate cancer at age 59.

2005 Mexican singer Rigo Tovar dies at age 58.

2004 Prince kicks off his Musicology tour with a show in Reno, Nevada. The average ticket costs $61, which includes a copy of the Musicology album. These are counted as sales according to Billboard, so the album rises to #3 (his previous three albums failed to chart). The tour takes in $87.4 million, making it the highest-grossing of 2004.

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 British singer Ian Dury, who with his band Ian Dury & the Blockheads had a #1 UK hit with "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick," dies of cancer at age 57.

1995 The British boy band Take That releases its most successful single, "Back For Good," which lands at #1 on several charts around the world and secures the #7 spot in America.

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 Saxophone player Clifford Jordan dies from lung cancer at age 61.

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 (Stacy Ferguson) of Black Eyed Peas is born in Hacienda Heights, California.

1973 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead is stopped for speeding, then busted when various drugs are found in his car.

1973 Liza Minnelli 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.

1970 Brendan Hill, drummer for Blues Traveler, is born in London, England.

1967 The Young Rascals record "Groovin'."

1965 Johnny April (bassist for Staind) is born in Enfield, Connecticut.

1965 Jeff Beck joins The Yardbirds as a replacement for Eric Clapton.

1964 Derrick McKenzie (drummer for Jamiroquai) is born in London, England.

1959 Andrew Farris (keyboardist for INXS) is born in Perth, Western Australia.

1958 Stereo albums are introduced.

1957 "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera)" from the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Man Who Knew Too Much wins the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

1953 Rock guitarist Wally Stocker (of The Babys, Air Supply and Humble Pie) is born in London, England.

1950 Tony Banks (keyboardist for Genesis) is born in East Hoathly, East Sussex, England.

1948 The film musical April Showers is released, starring Jack Carson and Ann Sothern; it includes the 1921 song of the same name.

1946 Andy Bown (keyboardist, rhythm guitarist for Status Quo) is born in Beckenham, London, England.

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 Ska musician Derrick Morgan is born in Jamaica.

1924 Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan is born in Newark, New Jersey.

Eric Clapton Marries George Harrison's Ex-Wife

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.

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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

1986 Sammy Hagar makes his first appearance as Van Halen's lead singer when the group begins their tour in Louisiana.

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.More

1970 Mariah Carey is born in Huntington, Long Island, New York.

1965 The Supremes' "Stop! In The Name Of Love" hits #1 in the US, making them the first act with four consecutive #1 singles on the Hot 100.

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