Saturday, November 27, 2010

November 27 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Jimi!

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Musicians Born On November 27

1935 Al Jackson (Booker T. and the MGs)
1942 Jimi Hendrix (All Along the Watchtower)
1944 Eddie Rabbitt (I Love a Rainy Night)
1959 Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds)
1960 Ashley Ingram (Imagination)
1961 Princess (Desiree Heslop)
1962 Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
1962 Mike Bordin (Faith No More)
1965 Fiachna O'Braonian (Hothouse Flowers)

Deaths On November 27

1973 John Wildener (guitarist for Hank Snow)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 27

1976 Glen Campbell: '20 Golden Greats' UK LP
1982 Abba: 'The Singles ' The First Ten Years' UK LP
1982 Lionel Richie: 'Truly' US 45
1993 Meat Loaf : Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell: UK LP

Various Music Events On November 27

1959 Cliff Richard's second film (featuring, among other songs, 'A Voice in the Wilderness') has its UK premiere. The title is 'Expresso Bongo'

1965 Writer Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) and his band Merry Pranksters hold first 'Acid Test' in San Francisco. Spiked fruit juice, called 'Electric Kool Aid', is on sale

1965 Lovin' Spoonful score their second Top 10 single as 'You Didn't Have to Be so Nice' hits US chart

1967 Beatles release 'Magical Mystery Tour' package

1969 Rolling Stones open a four-night stand at Madison Square Garden, recorded for ''Get Yer Ya Yas Out'

1971 Beach Boys' 'Surf's Up' LP enters UK chart

1982 'Lionel Richie' debut solo LP enters UK chart

1988 Cliff Richard enters UK chart with 'Mistletoe and Wine'

1995 The Beatles' "Anthology I" sets a first week sales record, selling 1.2 million copies

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