Thursday August 27th
1944 – Bassist Tim Bogert, who played with Vanilla Fudge and Beck Bogert & Appice, is born in Richfield, N.J.
1949 – Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke is born in Shrewsbury,
1953 –Rush guitar genius Alex Lifeson is born in British Columbia
1955 – Fats Domino hits #1 on the R&B chart and #10 on the pop chart with “Ain’t That A Shame
1956 – Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock is born in Paddington, London
1965 – The Beatles take a break from a U.S. tour to spend a private evening with Elvis Presley at his Bel Air, Calif., home
1967 – The Beatles manager Brian Epstein dies of an accidental drug overdose.
1971 – Pink Floyd finish recording their fifth album, Meddle
1981 – Rush hits #44 in the US with “Tom Sawyer”
1986 – At London’s Townhouse, Bob Dylan records the soundtrack to Hearts of Fire.
1990 – Grammy-winning blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, 35, is killed when a helicopter crashes into a hill in East Troy, Wis. The helicopter is returning the performer from a concert with Eric Clapton and Robert Cray. Three members of Clapton’s entourage are also killed.
1991 – Seattle’s Pearl Jam – formerly known as Mookie Blakelock – release their blockbuster debut Ten.
1995 – Neil Young played the Reading Festival in Reading.. Half of the songs he performed were from his new Mirror Ball LP.
2003 – The Rolling Stones play a rare club date at the London Astoria, including covers of the Miracles’ “Going to a Go Go” and “Can’t Turn You Loose.” Beth Orton is in the audience.
2009 – Noel Gallagher quit Oasis, saying he could no longer work with his brother Liam.