Happy Birthday Beach Boy Bruce Johnston!
Musicians Born On June 27
1925 Jerome 'Doc' Pomus (half of Pomus-Shuman writing team)
1944 Bruce Johnston (Beach Boys)
Number 1 In The Charts On June 27
1958 Vic Damone: On the Street Where You Live UK 45
1960 Connie Francis: Everybody's Somebody's Sweetheart US 45
1964 Peter and Gordon World Without Love US 45
1970 Jackson Five: The Love You Save US 45
1981 Michael Jackson: One Day in Your Life UK 45
1981 Motorhead: No Sleep Til Hammersmith UK LP
1981 Kim Carnes: Mistaken Identity US LP
1987 Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance (With Somebody Who Loves Me) US 45
1998 The Corrs : Talk on Corners : UK LP
Various Music Events On June 27
1885 Chichester Bell and Charles Tainter apply for patent on their invention, the gramophone. (Patent granted on 9 May 1886)
1964 Drifters enter Hot 100 with Under the Boardwalk
1964 Jan and Dean hit US chart with Little Old Lady from Pasadena
1964 Rolling Stones appear on Juke Box Jury, the only time the panel consisted of five not four
1969 Denver Pop Festival begins at Mile High Stadium, featuring Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joe Cocker and Creedence Clearwater Revivial
1971 Fillmore East closes
1987 Whitney Houston becomes the first female singer in pop history to debut at No. 1 on LP chart with Whitney and also the first female with four straight No. 1 singles
1989 The Who performs the rock opera, "Tommy" in its entirety for the first time in 17 years at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The show raised money for a children's charity as well as the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
1989 Tom Jones is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
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