Sunday September 27th
1943 – Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1947 – Happy birthday to Meat Loaf, who is born in Dallas
1964 – In England, Ringo Starr and Beatles manager Brian Epstein appear as judges in a talent contest to benefit the Oxfam charity.
1967 – The Beatles spend the day at Abbey Road recording string parts and themselves for “I Am the Walrus.”
1973 – Rolling Stone announces that guitarist Carlos Santana has added the name “Devadip” since becoming a disciple of Sri Chinmoy. The name means “the Lamp of the Light Supreme.”
1973 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “We’re an American Band,” Grand Funk. The single is pressed on gold-colored vinyl.
1986 – Bassist Cliff Burton of Metallica dies in a bus crash in Sweden at age 24.
1997- Bob Dylan performs at the World Eucharistic Congress in Bologna, Italy, before the pope. The two chat for about a minute after Dylan sings “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.”
1999 – Atlanta declares today ZZ Top Day. The band is actually from El Paso, Texas.
2000 – U2 perform two songs from its upcoming album on the roof of Dublin’s Clarence Hotel, a property owned by the band.
2003 – Great White drummer Derrick Pontier is hurt in a car collision in Allentown, Pa. He was heading to a gig benefiting victims of the Rhode Island club fire which killed 100 people during a Great White show.
2008 – Pink Floyd’s manager Bryan Morrison died after spending over two years in a coma.