Today in rock history Tuesday 27th October
1949 – Bassist Garry Tallent of the E Street Band is born
1962 – In London, the Rolling Stones make their
first recordings at Curly Clayton Studios. The band, which currently
consists of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, pianist Ian
Stewart, and drummer Tony Chapman, cut Muddy Waters’ “Soon Forgotten,”
Jimmy Reed’s “Close Together,” and Bo Diddley’s “You Can’t Judge a Book
(By Looking at the Cover).”
1975 – Bruce Springsteen is featured on the covers of Time and Newsweek simultaneously – the first rock’n’roller to do so.
1980 – Mark David Chapman purchases the five-shot Charter Arms .38 Special he will use to kill John Lennon.
1984 – Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne become the proud parents of a daughter,
Kelly. Kelly will later launch her own singing career off the success of
the reality TV show The Osbournes.
1996 – In Westwood, Calif., Bruce Springsteen performs at a rally
against Proposition 209. If passed, the proposition would end
affirmative action in California.
1999 – Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of “South
Park.” Korn members Jonathan Davis, James “Munky” Shaffer, Brian “Head”
Welch, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and David Silveria lend their
likenesses and voices – as well as the song “Falling Away From Me” – to
2002 – Foo Fighters scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘One By One.
2003 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers receive the Legend award at the Radio Music Awards, despite Petty’s album The Last DJ slamming the
current state of the radio industry.
2003 – Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Weiland is arrested for DUI in
Los Angeles after allegedly driving his BMW into a parked van.
2007 – Keith Richards marched with campaigners protesting against
possible Sussex hospital cuts. The Stones guitarist joined 15,000 people
for the walk through Chichester to oppose plans which could see St
Richard’s Hospital downgraded. A spokeswoman for the guitarist said:
“Keith is a long-standing member of the West Wittering community and is
pleased to lend his support to local efforts to save St Richard’s
2013 – Lou Reed passed away today.