Music History: November 27th:
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2017 Country singer Blake Shelton is named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive." He's the second musician to receive the honor in the annual feature's 32-year run; the first was Adam Levine, his fellow coach on The Voice, in 2013.
2009 Bess Lomax Hawes (of the Almanac Singers) dies of a stroke at age 88.
2009 Pop singer Al Alberts (of The Four Aces) dies of complications from renal failure at age 87.
2007 Songstress and author Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny Cash, undergoes brain surgery to relieve pressure on her brain stem from a malformation. The operation is successful, and Rosanne recovers.
2006 Alan Leslie "Fluff" Freeman, longtime Pick of the Pops host in the UK, dies at age 79.
2000 Having been found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos' Cesar Rosas, Gabriel Gomez, the victim's half-brother, leads police to a shallow grave in a nearby canyon. Dental records are used to ID Rosas body.
1999 Influential independent rock icons Pavement announce that they have broken up. During their show at London's Brixton Academy, bandmember Stephen Malkmus tells the crowd that the show will be the band's last.
1997 Reba McEntire debuts her new song "What If" at halftime of the Cowboys-Oilers Thanksgiving Day football game at Texas Stadium. Proceeds from the song are donated to the Salvation Army.
1997 Icelandic singer Björk is admitted to the hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland, with a high fever. The singer is forced to cancel many upcoming performance dates due to a kidney infection.
1995 The Beatles' Anthology I sets a first-week sales record of 1.2 million copies.
1990 MTV bans the video for Madonna's "Justify My Love," which is too racy for the network. The singer responds by releasing the video on VHS, which sells over a million copies.
1981 Before Napster, there was the dual-cassette recorder. In an effort to stop people from making copies of tapes, ads run in the British press saying, "Home taping is wiping out music."
1973 Jimmy Widener, known as Hank Snow's rhythm guitarist, is beaten, robbed, and fatally shot in a Nashville alley.
1970 Skoob (of the hip-hop duo Das EFX) is born William Hines in Brooklyn, New York.
1970 George Harrison releases All Things Must Pass.
1968 Steppenwolf's self-titled debut album is certified gold.
1967 The Beatles release Magical Mystery Tour in the US.
1967 The Beatles release "Hello Goodbye" b/w "I Am The Walrus" in the US.
1967 The Association's "Never My Love" is certified gold.
1966 Mia Farrow is the mystery guest on the popular game show What's My Line?, surprising her new husband Frank Sinatra, who sits blind-folded on the panel. Sinatra was a mystery guest earlier in the night.
1965 Fiachna O'Braonian (guitarist, vocalist for Hothouse Flowers) is born in Dublin, Ireland.
1965 Author Ken Kesey and his band of "Merry Pranksters" hold the first "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" in San Francisco.
1964 Mick Jagger is fined 16 pounds for driving offenses in Totenhall, England.
1963 The Elvis Presley film Fun in Acapulcopremieres. The soundtrack features the Top 10 hit "Bossa Nova Baby."
1962 Charlie Benante (drummer for Anthrax) is born in The Bronx, New York.
1962 Mike Bordin (drummer for Faith No More) is born in San Francisco, California. In high school, he forms the band EZ-Street with future Faith No More bandmate Jim Martin and future Metallica bassist Cliff Burton.
1959 Charlie Burchill (guitarist for Simple Minds) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1948 Dave Winthrop (sax player and flautist for Supertramp) is born.
1945 Randy Brecker (trumpeter, flugelhornist for Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.
1944 Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies aka Dozy (of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich) is born in Enford, Wiltshire, England.
1942 Jimi Hendrix is born Johnny Allen Hendrix in Seattle, Washington.
1941 Country singer Eddie Rabbitt is born in Brooklyn, New York. Before embarking on a recording career, he pens the hits "Kentucky Rain" for Elvis Presley and "Pure Love" for Ronnie Milsap.
1935 Ginger Rogers and Johnny Mercer record "Eeny Meeny Miney Mo."
1934 Al Jackson (of Booker T. & the MG's) is born in Memphis, Tennessee.
1926 Louis Armstrong records "You Made Me Love You."
1925 Folk musician Derroll Adams is born in Portland, Oregon. He meets fellow folkie Ramblin' Jack Elliott while busking in Los Angeles, and the two begin playing together. They release their debut album, The Rambling Boys, in 1957.
1917 Howdy Doody host "Buffalo" Bob Smith is born Robert Emil Schmidt in Brooklyn, New York.
The Beatles Are #1 30 Years After Their Split
The Beatles have the #1 album in America with a collection of their 27 chart-topping hits, appropriately titled 1, proving that their appeal spans generations.
2000 Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, on the lam after escaping from a drug-rehabilitation center on October 17, is arrested at a Philadelphia McDonald's when a policewoman recognizes him in the drive-thru lane.
1991 Freddie Mercury's funeral is held in London. Just a small group of friends and family, including Elton John and Mercury's Queenbandmates, are at the private service. At the singer's request, his longtime companion Mary Austin takes his ashes - she never discloses their location.
1982 Lionel Richie, who has already topped the Hot 100 with his group Commodores("Three Times A Lady," "Still") and with Diana Ross ("Endless Love"), reaches the top spot on his own with his first single, "Truly."
1969 The Rolling Stones record Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! at New York City's Madison Square Garden. In the audience is Jimi Hendrix, celebrating his 27th (and last) birthday.