Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September 27

1944: Randy Bachman (Guitar & Vocals for Bachman-Turner Overdrive & The Guess Who)
1947: Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday)(Singer)
1952: Robbie Shakespeare (Singer in Sly & Robbie)
1953: Greg Ham (Sax for Men At Work)
1958: Shaun Cassidy (Pop Singer)
1966: Stephan Jenkins (Lead Vocals for Third Eye Blind)
1978: Brad Arnold (Singer for 3 Doors Down)
1982: Lil Wayne (Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.) (Rapper)
1984: Avril Lavigne (Singer & Guitarist)

1938: Comedian Bob Hope premieres a new song, "Thanks For The Memory," on his eponymous NBC radio show.

1942: Glenn Miller plays what was to be his last concert as a civilian, performing at the Central Theatre in Passaic, NJ. In December 1944, Miller's plane would disappear over the Atlantic Ocean en route to play for fellow soldiers in liberated Paris.

1964: The Beach Boys make their national television debut on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show, performing their recent hit "I Get Around."

1966: Elvis Presley begins shooting his twenty-third film, entitled Easy Come, Easy Go.

1968: Local favorites the Jackson 5 open a Stevie Wonder / Gladys Knight concert in their hometown of Gary, IN, prompting Knight to recommend them to Motown head Berry Gordy.

1973: Rolling Stone announces that Carlos Santana has changed his name legally to add the middle name "Devadip," meaning "the Lamp of the Light Supreme" and a reflection of Santana's recent studies with Sri Chinmoy.

1976: Dolly Parton's short-lived television variety show, entitled simply Dolly!, premieres on ABC.

1979: While onstage at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, CA, Elton John collapses from "exhaustion." The song he'd been performing, ominously, was entitled "Better Off Dead."

1986: Bob Dylan performs "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" for Pope John Paul II at Bologna, Italy's World Eucharistic Congress.

1986: Metallica bass player Cliff Burton was crushed to death after the bands tour bus crashed between Stockholm and Copenhagen. During a European tour members from the band drew cards for the most comfortable bunk on the tour bus, Burton had won the game with an Ace of Spades and was asleep when the tour bus ran over a patch of black ice and skidded off of the road. He was thrown through the window of the bus, which fell on top of him.  He was 24 years old.

1986: The Beatles' 'Twist and Shout' re-entered the US singles chart over twenty-five years after it first appeared, after the song was featured in the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

1990: Marvin Gaye is posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street.

1990: Dee Dee Ramone of the Ramones was arrested for possessing marijuana during a drug bust in New York's Greenwich Village.

2000: U2 played a show from the rooftop of The Clarence Hotel in Dublin, (which they own). Over 4,000 fans gathered on the streets below.

2003: Carly Simon sues the owners of New York's famous Dakota apartment complex, claiming they kept her $59,000 down payment after rejecting her rental application.

2003: Dierks Bentley registers his first #1 single in Billboard with "What Was I Thinkin'".

2004: Legendary rock producer Phil Spector, best known for creating the "Wall Of Sound" on hits like the Ronettes' "Be My Baby" and the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," is indicted for the February 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson at his estate in Alhambra, CA.

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