Monday, August 27, 2012

August 27

1937: Tommy Sands (Pop Singer & was married to Nancy Sinatra)
1942: Daryl Dragon (Keyboards for The Captain and Tennille)
1944: Cuba Gooding Sr. (Lead Singer for The Main Ingredient)
1944: Tim Bogert (Bass for Vanilla Fudge & Cactus)
1949: Jeff Cook (Country Guitar & Vocalist for Alabama)
1950: Neil Murray (Bass for Whitesnake & Black Sabbath)
1952: Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) (Comedian & Actor)
1953: Alex Lifeson (Guitarist for Rush)
1956: Glen Matlock (Bassist for The Sex Pistols)
1961: Yolanda Adams (Gospel Singer)
1967: Bob Nastanovich (Drums for Pavement & Silver Jews)
1970: Tony Kanal (Bass for No Doubt)
1977: Mase (Mason Betha) (Rapper)
1979: Sarah Neufeld (Violinist for Arcade Fire)
1979: Jon Siebles (Guitar for Eve 6)
1986: Mario (Mario Dewar Barrett) (R&B Singer)


1965: The Beatles meet Elvis Presley at his mansion in Beverly Hills where they play pool, have a short jam session and Paul give’s Elvis a lesson on the bass guitar.

1967: While studying with the Maharishi in Bangor, North Wales, the Beatles receive news that manager Brian Epstein (32) has been found dead in his Belgravia, London home (a death later attributed to an accidental overdose of the sleeping pill Carbitrol, taken with brandy). The Maharishi puzzles the Beatles somewhat by counseling them that Brian's death is cosmically unimportant; nevertheless, they immediately return to London. On the same day, London's Sunday Express newspaper reports that former band drummer Pete Best now works in a bakery, where he pulls down a weekly salary of eighteen pounds.

1977: Jimmy Buffett marries his second wife, Jane Slagsvol of Columbia, SC, who had co-written two of his songs, "Something So Feminine About A Mandolin" and "Kick It In Second Wind." They remain married today.

1990: Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed when the helicopter he was flying in, hit a man-made ski slope while trying to navigate through dense fog. Vaughn had played a show at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin with Robert Cray & His Memphis Horns, and Eric Clapton. Vaughan was informed by a member of Clapton's crew that three seats were open on a helicopter returning to Chicago with Clapton's crew, it turned out there was only one seat left; Vaughan requested it from his brother, who obliged. Three members of Eric Clapton's entourage were also killed.

1991: Pearl Jam released their debut album Ten. The group’s most commercially successful album, which has sold over 13 million copies, produced three hit singles: Alive, Even Flow, and Jeremy.

1992: John Lennon's original written lyrics for "A Day In The Life" fetch $87,000 at a Sotheby's auction.

1998: Phil Vassar's first daughter, Haley, is born. Her arrival is celebrated in the lyrics of his single "American Child".

2003: Janis Ian marries her girlfriend, Nashville defense lawyer Patricia Snyder, in Toronto, Canada; gay marriages are legal in this country.

2003: P Diddy was being sued for $5m (£3.20m) by a woman who claimed she was assaulted by a bouncer outside his New York restaurant. Stephanie Grieso, said she was arguing outside Justin's in August 2002 when a bouncer grabbed her by the neck and pushed her down on the pavement, causing leg injuries.

2007: Kevin Federline's lawyers asked Britney Spears to pay some of her former husband's legal expenses in their divorce case. His legal team said Federline had "no net income" after various expenses, and that Ms Spears was "clearly the monied party" in the dispute. According to legal documents filed in Los Angeles, the pop star's average monthly income was $737,868. The couple had married in October 2004 and filed for divorce in November 2006. 

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