March 28 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday John!

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Musician’s Born On This Day March 27

1937 Dean Webb (Dillards)
1941 Charlie McCoy (Area Code 615)
1942 Neil Kinnock (vice president of Gene Vincent Fan Club)
1948 John Evan (Jethro Tull)
1955 Reba McEntire
1962 Geo Grimes (Danny Wilson)
1967 James Atkins (EMF)
1969 Salt (Cheryl James)(Salt’n’Pepa)

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Deaths On March 27

1974 Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup (writer of That’s Alright)

Number 1 In The Charts On March 27

1963 Shadows: Foot Tapper UK 45
1970 Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water UK 45
1981 Shakin’ Stevens: This Ole House UK 45
1981 Blondie: Rapture US 45
1987 Mel and Kim : Respectable UK 45
1998 Celine Dion : Let’s Talk About Love : UK LP

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Various Music Events On March 27

1964 Pirate station Radio Caroline begins broadcasting

1979 Eric Clapton marries Patti Boyd in Tucson, Arizona

1985 Tears for Fears begin UK tour

1987 Aretha Franklin becomes most successful female chartmaker in US singles history when I Knew You Were Waiting for Me – her duet with George Michael – becomes her seventeenth Top 10 hit, surpassing Connie Francis, who scored hits between 1958 and 1962. (Diana Ross has had 80 Top 10 hits, but only twelve solo)

1987 Janet Jackson, following Lionel Richie and Cyndi Lauper, becomes only the third act to stay in the US Top 40 for a full twelve months.

1991 Phil Collins and George Harrison were among tmany mourners who attended funeral service in England for Eric Clapton’s son Conor.

1995 Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts announce their separation. They had been married for twenty one months.

1996 Phil Collins leaves Genesis

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