Friday, August 27, 2010

August 27 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Alex Lifeson!

Alex Lifeson, Rush Guitarist, Alex Lifeson Birthday August 27

Musicians Born On August 27

1937 Phil Shulman (Simon Dupree and the Big Sound)
1942 Daryl Dragon (Captain and Tennille)
1942 B.J. Thomas (Raindrops Keep Falling' on My Head)
1949 Simon Kirke (Free/Bad Company)
1951 Kevin Kavanaugh (Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes)
1953 Willy De Ville (Mink De Ville)
1953 Alex Lifeson (Rush)
1956 Glen Matlock (Rich Kids, Sex Pistols)
1970 Tony Kanal (No Doubt)
1977 Mase

Deaths On August 27

1967 Brian Epstein (Beatles manager)
1990 Stevie Ray Vaughan

Number 1 In The Charts On August 27

1964 Honeycombs: 'Have I the Right' UK 45
1972 Looking Glass: 'Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)' US 45
1977 Floaters: 'Float On' UK 45
1977 Connie Francis: '20 All-Time Greats' UK LP
1988 Kylie Minogue: 'Kylie' UK LP
1988 Tracy Chapman: 'Tracy Chapman' US LP
1994 Boyz II Men : I'll Make Love To You : US single
1994 Prince : Come : UK LP

Various Music Events On August 27

1965 Beatles meet Elvis Presley for the only time in Los Angeles at his Beverly Hills home

1965 'Highway 61 Revisited' LP by Bob Dylan released in US

1965 The Hollies release 'Look Through Any Window' in UK

1965 Silkie release 'You've Got to Hide Your Love Away', produced by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and featuring Paul on guitar and George on tambourine

1968 Beatles' 'Hey Jude' and Mary Hopkin's 'Those Were the Days' released, launching Apple Records

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