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Musician’s Born On This Day On Feb 27
1951 Steve Harley (Stephen Nice)
1954 Neil Schon (Santana/Journey)
1955 Garry Christian (Christians)
1957 Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
1960 Paul Humphries (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)
1965 Ewen Vernal (Deacon Blue)
No. 1 In The Charts On Feb 27
1961 Chubby Checker: Pony Time US 45
1964 Cilla Black: Anyone Who Had a Heart UK 45
1988 George Michael: Father Figure US 45
1993 East 17 : Walthamstow : UK LP
Various Music Events On Feb 27
1955 Billboard announces that, for the first time, seven-inch 45 rpm singles are outselling 78s in US.
1956 Little Richard’s first No. 1, Slippin’ and Slidin’, released.
1959 Billy Fury debuts on UK chart with Maybe Tomorrow.
1964 Beatles’ All My Loving tops UK EP chart.
1966 RSG goes Continental as Walker Brothers and Peter and Gordon appear on show from La Locomotive Club, Paris.
1967 Pink Floyd record Arnold Layne, their first single.
1971 Paul McCartney debuts solo on UK chart with Another Day.
1976 Slik (including Midge Ure) play debut gig at Glasgow Apollo, two weeks after Forever and Ever topped UK chart.
1977 Keith Richard busted for dope in Toronto.
1988 Love Overboard moves to No. 19 on Hot 100, taking Gladys Knight and the Pips into Top 20 for the first time in thirteen years.
1990 Milli Vanilli “singer” Rob Pilatus states in Time magazine, “I’m the new Elvis, Mick Jagger can’t produce a sound. Musically, we’re more talented than any Bob Dylan or Paul McCartney. “
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