April 27 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Ace!

Ace Frehley, Kiss, Ace Frehley Birthday April 27

Musician’s Born On April 27

1932 Maxine Brown (Browns)
1932 Casey Kasem
1947 Anne Peebles (I Can’t Stand The Rain)
1948 Kate Pierson (B-52s)
1951 Paul ‘Ace’ Frehley (Kiss)
1959 Sheena Easton (9 to 5/Morning Train)
1959 Marco Pirroni (Adam and the Ants)

Ace Frehley, Kiss, Ace Frehley Birthday April 27

Deaths On April 27

1972 Phil King (Blue Oyster Cult)

Ace Frehley, Kiss, Ace Frehley Birthday April 27

Number 1 In The Charts On April 27

1963 Little Peggy March: I Will Follow Him US 45
1967 Sandie Shaw: Puppet on a String UK 45
1974 Chicago: Chicago VII US LP
1985 USA for Africa: We are the World US LP
1991 Amy Grant: Baby Baby : US 45
1998 Boyzone : All That I Need : UK single

Various Music Events On April 27

1961 Del Shannon debuts on UK chart with Runaway

1967 Bee Gees debut on UK chart with New York Mining Disaster

1967 Traffic enters US charts with debut LP Mr. Fantasy

1968 Simon and Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson released in the US

Ace Frehley, Kiss, Ace Frehley Birthday April 27

1975 511 pot-smokers busted over course of five-night series of concerts by Pink Floyd at a sports arena in Los Angeles

1976 David Bowie delayed for several hours when his special train is stopped on the Russian-Polish border. Customs confiscate Nazi books, memorabilia, etc. Bowie states Britain would benefit from a fascist leader and says he would eventually like the job himself.

1977 Southside Johnny and Asbury Jukes make their movie debut in Behind the Lines, the story of a struggling underground newspaper

1981 Ringo Starr marries Barbara Bach at Marylebone Registry Office

1990 The American leg of David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision” world tour starts. Bowie says this tour will be the last time he will perform his old hits like “Golden Years” and “Fame.”

1990 Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses marries Don Everly’s daughter, Erin. The marriage lasts 27 days.

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