Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 27 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Simon Le Bon!

Simon Le Bon, Duran Duran

Musicians Born On October 27

1927 Cleo Laine (UK jazz singer)
1933 Floyd Cramer (Last Date/On the Rebound)
1958 Simon le Bon (Duran Duran)
1967 Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)

Deaths On October 27

1980 Steve Peregrin-Took (T. Rex)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 27

1962 Shadows: 'Out of the Shadows' UK LP
1966 Four Tops: 'Reach Out I'll Be There' UK 45
1973 David Cassidy: 'Daydreamer/Puppy Song' UK 45
1973 Status Quo: 'Hello' UK LP
1973 Gladys Knight: 'Midnight Train to Georgia' US 45
1979 Lena Martell: 'One Day at a Time' UK 45
1984 Big Country: 'Steel Town' UK LP
1990 Beautiful South: 'A Little Time' UK single
1990 Janet Jackson : Black Cat : US single
1990 Paul Simon : The Rhythm of the Saints : UK LP

Various Music Events On October 27

1960 Roy Orbison's second hit, 'Blue Angel', hits UK chart

1960 Ben E. King records 'Stand by Me' and 'Spanish Harlem', with Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Phil Spector producing, at Atlantic Studios, New York

1963 Peter, Paul and Mary sit at No. 1 and No. 2 in US LP chart with 'Peter, Paul and Mary' and 'In the Wind'

1970 'Jesus Christ Superstar' LP is released with a presentation at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New York, with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber standing at the lectern explaining the music as it fills the church

1973 Ike and Tina Turner hit US Top 40 with 'Nutbush City Limits'

1975 Bruce Springsteen appears on the covers of 'Time' and 'Newsweek'

1984 Huey Lewis and the News debut on UK chart with 'If This Is It'

1986 '(Waiting For) The Ghost Train' released, the last Madness single

1995 Gloria Estefan becomes the first pop star to perform for a Pope when she sings for Pope John Paul II as part of the celebration of his 50th anniversary in the priesthood.

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