Monday, December 27, 2010

December 27 - Today In Rock Music History

Mick Jones, Foreigner

Musicians Born On December 27

1931 Scotty Moore (Elvis's guitarist)
1940 Pete Brown (songwriter for Cream)
1942 Mike Pinder (Moody Blues)
1943 Pete Quaife (Kinks)
1944 Mick Jones (Foreigner/Spooky Tooth)
1951 David Knopfler (Dire Straits)

Deaths On December 27

1978 Chris Bell (Big Star)
1981 Hoagie Carmichael (songwriter)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 27

1969 Supremes: 'Someday We'll Be Together' US 45
1969 Led Zeppelin: 'Led Zeppelin 2' US LP
1975 Queen: 'A Night at the Opera' UK LP
1975 Staple Singers: 'Let's Do it Again' US 45
1980 St. Winifred's Girls School Choir: 'Grandma' UK 45
1980 John Lennon: '(Just Like) Starting Over' US 45
1980 John Lennon: 'Double Fantasy' US LP
1986 Jackie Wilson: 'Reet Petite' UK 45
1998 Chef : Chocolate Salty Balls (PS I Love You) : UK single

Various Music Events On December 27

1932 New York's famed Radio City Music Hall opens.

1957 Crickets hit UK chart with 'Oh Boy'

1960 Beatles, following an extended stay in Hamburg, play 'Welcome Home' concert in Liverpool

1963 Animals make first-ever appearance on radio, performing on BBC 'Saturday Club'

1963 John Lennon and Paul McCartney are named as "The Outstanding Composers of 1963." Two days later, the Sunday Times' music critic Richard Buckle proclaims the pair as "the greatest composers since Beethoven."

1965 Jonathan King appears on US 'Ed Sullivan Show'

1968 MC5 make their concert debut at Fillmore East

1971 The "Sonny & Cher Show" begins a four and a half year run on CBS Television

1975 Joni Mitchell hits UK LP chart with 'The Hissing of Summer Lawns' LP, on its way to No. 14

1978 The most auspicious debut in years in made by the Cars. The album, "The Cars" turns platinum.

1979 Ian Dury and the Clash headline the second of four concerts in London, for the people in Kampuchea.

1980 John Lennon's 'Imagine' returns to UK chart at No. 9

1986 Jackie Wilson hits UK No. 1. With 'Reet Petite', 29 years after the single first hit the chart - the longest climb ever

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