Monday April 27th
1947 – Born on this day, Gordon Haskell, UK singer, songwriter, King Crimson,
1947 – Badfinger’s Pete Ham is born in Swansea, Wales.
1951 – Guitarist Ace Frehley (Paul Frehley) of Kiss is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1964 – John Lennon’s book In His Own Write is published in the U.S.
1966 – The Beatles finished recording the new John Lennon song ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ at Abbey Road studios London, England.
1969 -Joe Cocker makes his debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
– A court finds John Lennon’s erotic lithographs “unlikely to deprave
or corrupt,” and his exhibition in London is reopened.
1974 – a free
afternoon event was held in the parking lot of the University of
Connecticut, Ice Hockey Arena in Storrs. The four acts that appeared,
Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Fairport Convention and Fat Back.
1975 – During Pink Floyd’s five-night stand at the Los Angeles Arena, 511 audience members are busted for smoking marijuana.
– Customs officers on a train at the Russian/Polish Border detained
David Bowie, after Nazi books and mementoes were found in his luggage
1981 – Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach.
1982 – Frank Zappa releases “Valley Girl.”
1985 – USA For Africa started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘We Are The World’.
1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Addicted to Love,” Robert Palmer.
1990 – David Bowie claims he will play his old material for the last time on his current Sound + Vision tour,
1994 – Chicago scored their third US No.1 album with ‘Chicago VII’.
1994 – John Mellencamp’s wife, Elaine, gives birth to a bouncing baby boy.
1999 – R.E.M. makes its television series debut on FOX’s “Party Of Five.”
2003 – Iggy Pop reunites with the Stooges for the first time in decades on the closing night of California’s Coachella Festival.
– Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer
Thom Yorke develops severe problems with his voice.
2006 – Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards suffers a brain hemorrhage after falling out of a palm tree on the island of Fiji
2010 – A movie based on the life of Ozzy Osbourne is to go into production imminently.