Sunday, May 27, 2018

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

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Music History: May 27th:

2017 "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber tops the Hot 100, becoming the first #1 on the chart sung mostly in Spanish since "Macarena" in 1996.

2014 At his trial for historic sexual offenses, Rolf Harris sings a few bars of his hit "Jake The Peg." He's also known for the 1969 chart-topper "Two Little Boys."

2012 On his 90th birthday, actor Christopher Lee announces the release of his Heavy Metal single "Let Legend Mark Me as the King."

2011 Gil Scott-Heron, a spoken-word performer who dubbed himself a "bluesologist," dies at age 62. Although he had been diagnosed as HIV-positive several years earlier, his cause of death is not released.

2011 A species of Afrotropical spider is named in honor of composer Brian Eno. The creature is called Pseudocorinna brianeno.

2009 Gerard Way (of My Chemical Romance) becomes a father when wife Lyn-Z (of Mindless Self Indulgence) gives birth to daughter Bandit Lee.

2004 The Bee Gees are made Commanders of the Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace; Maurice's son Adam accepts on behalf of his father, who'd just died six months earlier.

2003 Italian composer Luciano Berio dies at age 77.

1999 Lionel Richie and his wife Diane Alexander have their first child, Miles Brockman.

1987 U2's concert in Rome sets off earthquake alarms as a result of the noise level.

1977 The Sex Pistols' "God Save The Queen" is released, selling about 150,000 copies in a week despite being nightparted on BBC's Radio 1 and declined by some record stores.

1975 Rapper Andre 3000 (of OutKast) is born André Lauren Benjamin in Atlanta, Georgia.

1974 Five-year-old Lisa Marie Presley first meets Michael Jackson in Lake Tahoe, where her father had been performing. The pair will marry 20 years later in a union that lasts two years.

1972 The Chi-Lites land their first and only #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Oh Girl."

1971 The Bells' "Stay Awhile" is certified Gold.

1967 The Bar-Kays' "Soul Finger" enters the charts.

1966 Sean Kinney, drummer for Alice in Chains, is born in Seattle, Washington.

1966 The Exploding Plastic Inevitable show, featuring The Velvet Underground and the Mothers of Invention, plays its first gig on the West Coast, at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium.

1966 Elvis Presley records the gospel tunes "So High," "Farther Along," "By And By," "In the Garden," "Beyond The Reef," "Somebody Bigger Than You And I," and "Without Him."

1964 Eleven schoolboys are suspended from a grammar school in Coventry, England, for showing up with Mick Jagger-style haircuts.

1963 The Beatles release "From Me to You."

1963 Bob Dylan releases The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.

1963 Elvis Presley records "What Now, What Next, Where To," "Witchcraft," "Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers," "Love Me Tonight," "Memphis, Tennessee," "Long Lonely Highway," and "Western Union."

1962 At the Grammy Awards in New York, Andy Williams' "Moon River" from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's is named both Record and Song of the Year.

1960 Frank Sinatra performs on the Star Spangled Revue special, hosted by Bob Hope.

1958 Neil Finn (frontman for Crowded House) is born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand.

1957 Eddie Harsch (original keyboardist for The Black Crowes) is born Edward Hawrysch in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1957 Siouxsie Sioux (lead singer for Siouxsie and the Banshees) is born Susan Janet Ballion in London, England.

1948 Pete Sears (bassist, keyboardist, guitarist for Jefferson Starship) is born in Bromley, Kent, England.

1947 Folk rocker Peter Knight (of Steeleye Span) is born in London, England.

1947 Marty Kristian (vocalist, guitarist of The New Seekers) is born Martin Vanags in Leipzig, Germany.

1945 Bruce Cockburn is born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

1943 Cilla Black is born Priscilla Maria Veronica White in Vauxhall, Liverpool, England.

1939 Don Williams, singer of 11 #1 country hits such as "You're My Best Friend" (1975) and "I'm Just A Country Boy" (1977), is born in Floydada, Texas.

1935 Jazz composer/pianist Ramsey Lewis, who will have hit instrumental versions of "Hang On Sloopy" and "The In Crowd" with his Ramsey Lewis Trio, is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1932 Bluesman Junior Parker is born Herman Parker Jr. in either Clarksdale, Mississippi, or West Memphis, Arkansas.

1922 Actor and occasional singer Christopher Lee is born in Belgravia, Westminster, London. He's best known for his villainous roles in Dracula, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

1915 Lyricist Fred Wise is born in New York City. Among his compositions: "Rock-A-Hula Baby" and "Pretty Little Black Eyed Susie."

The Eagles Fly Again - This Time With $100 Tickets

1994After a 14-year hiatus, the Eagles reunite for a show in Burbank, California, closing the show with "Desperado." They soon launch their "Hell Freezes Over" tour, which becomes the first tour to charge more than $100 for a substantial number of tickets.

Featured Events

2017 Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69 after a battle with liver cancer.

2014 50 Cent throws out the first pitch at the Mets game, missing the catcher by about 20 feet. Topps later produces a baseball card commemorating the moment.
2012 Lady Gaga is forced to cancel a scheduled concert performance in Jakarta, Indonesia, after Islamic protesters threaten to stop the show themselves. Bearing banners saying "Go to hell, Lady Gaga," the protesters cite the singer's loose morals and revealing costumes as evidence that she is corrupting the youth. The island of Bali remains a predominantly Hindu enclave within Indonesia, with much of the rest of the population Islam, Christian, or Sikh.

2006 For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a #1 album on The Billboard 200: The two-disc set Stadium Arcadium.

1995 Cracked Rear View, the debut by Hootie & the Blowfish, becomes the #1 album in America about 10 months after it was first released.

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