July 27 – Today In Rock Music History

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Musicians Born On July 27

1933 Nick Reynolds (Kingston Trio)
1944 Bobby Gentry (Ode to Billy Joe)
1949 Maureen McGovern (The Morning After)
1963 Karl Mueller (Soul Asylum)
1967 Juliana Hatfield

Deaths On July 27

1974 Lightnin’ Slim (blues performer)

Number 1 In The Charts On July 27

1974 George McRae: ‘Rock Your Baby’ UK 45
1974 Wings: ‘Band on the Run’ UK LP
1974 John Denver: ‘Annie’s Song’ US 45
1985 Eurythmics: ‘There Must Be an Angel’ UK 45
1985 Paul Young: ‘Everytime You Go Away’ US 45
1991 Bryan Adams: ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ US single
1996 Toni Braxton : Youre Makin Me High/Let It Flow : US single
1998 Spice Girls : Viva Forever : UK single

Various Music Events On July 27

1956 Fats Domino hits UK chart for the first time with ‘I’m in Love Again’

1959 Santo and Johnny release ‘Sleepwalk’ in US, on way to No. 1

1961 Sam Cooke’s ‘Cupid’ hits UK chart

1971 George Harrison announces plans for Bangladesh benefit concert

1974 Lynyrd Skynyrd debut on US chart with ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, their only Top 10 single

1976 John Lennon finally wins his US green card (No. A 17,597-321)

1976 Bruce Springsteen sued by manager, Mike Appelll

1985 Madonna hits US chart at No. 4 with ‘Into the Groove’

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