March 27 – Today In Rock Music History

Musician’s Born On March 27

1920 Richard Hayman (writer, Theme from The Threepenny Opera)
1923 Tom Edwards (What Is A Teenage Girl)
1935 Ramsey Lewis (The ‘In’ Crowd)
1950 Tony Banks (Genesis)
1954 Wally Stocker (Babys)
1957 Billie McKenzie (Associates)
1959 Andrew Farris (INXS)
1961 Clark Datchler (Johny Hates Jazz)
1964 Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai)
1970 Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler)
1970 Mariah Carey

Number 1 In The Charts On March 27

1959 Russ Conway Side Saddle UK 45
1965 Supremes: Stop in the Name of Love US 45
1968 Beatles: Lady Madonna UK 45
1976 Brotherhood of Man: Save Your Kisses for Me UK 45
1982 Bucks Fizz: My Camera Never Lies UK 45
1993 Hot Chocolate : Their Greatest Hits : UK LP

Various Music Events On March 27

1964 Beatles have Top 6 singles in Australia

1965 Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton in Yardbirds

1968 Grapefruit – the Apple group managed by John Lennon – make their stage debut at the Royal Albert Hall

1973 Jerry Garcia is busted for speeding on the New Jersey turnpike, but the fifteen-dollar speeding ticket turns into $2,000 bail when the police find pot, cocaine and LSD in Garcia’s car. He spends three hours in jail

1979 Toyah plays her first live show at Dingwalls Club in London

1982 Ronnie Laine admitted to hospital in Florida for treatment of multiple sclerosis.

1991 New Kid on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg is arrested in Louisville, Kentucky. He allegedly set fire to a hotel carpet after pouring vodka on it.

1995 Elton John and Tim Rice win the Oscar for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture with their song from”The Lion King.”, “Can You Feel The Love”

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