Jan 27 – Today In Rock Music History

No. 1

1962 Joey Dee: Peppermint Twist US 45
1966 Overlanders: Michelle UK 45
1973 Sweet: Blockbuster UK 45
1973 Stevie Wonder: Superstition US 45
1979 Ian Dury and the Blockheads: Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick UK 45
1990 Kylie Minogue: Tears on My Pillow : UK 45
1990 Christians : Colour : UK LP
1997 Blur : Beetlebum : UK single


1914 Elmore James (blues guitarist)
1919 David Seville (Chipmunks)
1930 Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland (blues performer)
1931 Rudi Mauger (Crew Cuts)
1944 Kevin Coyne (Marlene)
1945 Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
1947 Nedra Talley (Ronettes)
1951 Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy)
1951 Seth Justman (J Geils Band)
1961 Gillian Gilbert (New Order)
1961 Martin Deguille (Sigue Sigue Sputnik)
1961 Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies)
1964 Migi (Curiosity Killed the Cat)
1968 Mike Patton (Faith No More)


1972 Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer)


1956 Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley released in US.

1956 Bill Haley, Platters, Lavern Baker, Shirley and Lee, Drifters, Joe Turner, Bo Diddley, Roy Hamilton and others begin the biggest US package tour to date, promoted by Irvin Field.

1960 Gary Glitter (as Paul Raven) releases his first single, Alone in the Night/Too Proud.

1968 Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding hits US chart. It is his only Top 10 single in the States and goes on to reach No. 1.

1968 Bee Gees make their US stage debut, earning $50,000 for their appearance at Anaheim Convention Centre, California.

1969 Ivy’s, subsequently known as Badfinger, release Maybe Tomorrow in the UK

1971 David Bowie arrives in US for his first visit. He does not play live but garners much publicity by wearing a dress in Texas.

1984 Michael Jackson injured while filming for Pepsi advert.

1990 The town of Gainsville, Florida declares today will become “Tom Petty Day”

1993 “After controversy over Ice-T’s song, “Cop Killer.”, Warner Brothers
Records announces that it is releasing him from his contract due to “creative differences”.

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