Almanac: March 27, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1917 - Rufus Thomas (d. 2001)
  • 1920 - Richard Hayman (d. 2014)
  • 1924 - Sarah Vaughan (d. 1990)
  • 1927 - Mo Ostin (executive) (89)
  • 1929 - Don Warden (producer and country artist) (87)
  • 1932 - Junior Parker (d. 1971)
  • 1937 - Johnny Copeland (d. 1997)
  • 1940 - Janis Martin (d. 2007)
  • 1941 - Bunny Sigler (75)
  • 1941 - Brenda Knight (Gladys Knight & the Pips) (75)
  • 1950 - Tony Banks (Genesis) (66)
  • 1953 - Walter Stocker (Babys, Air Supply) (63)
  • 1957 - Billy MacKenzie (Associates) (d. 1997)
  • 1959 - Andrew Farriss (INXS) (57)
  • 1962 - Jann Arden (54)
  • 1962 - Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai) (54)
  • 1963 - Dave Koz (53)
  • 1964 - Clark Datchler (Johnny Hates Jazz) (52)
  • 1965 - Johnny April (Staind) (51)
  • 1970 - Mariah Carey (46)
  • 1970 - Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler) (46)
  • 1975 - Fergie (born Stacy Ferguson) (Black Eyed Peas) (41)
  • 1988 - Jessie J (born Jessica Cornish) (28)
  • 1990 - Kimbra (born Kimbra Lee Johnson) (26)
Deaths
  • 2000 - Ian Dury - Colorectal cncer (57)
  • 2006 - Pete Wells (Rose Tattoo) - Prostate cancer (59)
  • 2013 - Gordon Stoker (Jordanaires) (88)
On This Day
  • 1952 - Sun Records began issuing records.
  • 1958 - CBS Records announced the development of stereophonic records.
  • 1964 - The Beatles held the top six positions on the singles chart in Australia.
  • 1966 - Roy Orbison broke his foot in a motorcycle accident. He was forced to do the rest of his British tour sitting on a stool.
  • 1967 - Fats Domino played his first date in the U.K.
  • 1971 - WNBC in New York banned the song One Toke Over the Line by Brewer and Shipley.
  • 1971 - Jan Howard joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1972 - Grand Funk Railroad fired their producer and manager Terry Knight.
  • 1973 - Jerry Garcia was arrested for possession of cocaine and LSD after being stopped for speeding.
  • 1976 - Paul McCartney and Wings pushed their U.S. tour out three weeks after Jimmy McCulloch broke his finger.
  • 1982 - Ronnie Lane of the Small Faces and Faces entered the hospital for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
  • 1984 - Metallica performed for the first time in the U.K.
  • 1986 - Van Halen began their first tour with Sammy Hagar as the lead singer in Shreveport, LA.
  • 1987 - U2 shot the video for Where the Streets Have No Name on the top of a Los Angeles store. The police eventually stopped the shoot.
  • 1991 - Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block is arrested for setting fire to the carpets in his hotel room.
  • 1998 - A statue of Gene Autry was put up at the California Angels Anaheim Stadium. 
  • 1999 - The Bee Gees end their One Night Only tour by playing the first concert at Sydney's new Olympic Stadium.
  • 2001 - Christina Aguilera signed a sponsorship deal with Coca-Cola.
  • 2002 - Lyle Lovett suffers a compound fracture of the leg after being trampled by a bull.
  • 2003 - John Lennon's childhood home in Liverpool is opened to the public.
  • 2006 - Victor Willis, formerly of the Village People, was arrested for skipping out on a gun and drug trial.
  • 2007 - Scott Weiland's (Velvet Revolver) wife was arrested for allegedly burning $10,000 of Weiland's possessions.
  • 2007 - Eminem and wife Kim came to an agreement to stop sniping at each other in public.
  • 2008 - Rapper Remy Ma was convicted of assault for firing a gun at a woman who she thought had stolen money from her.
  • 2008 - The autopsy of the husband of Corinne Bailey Rae showed he had died from an overdose.
  • 2011 - Shania Twain was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Marriages
  • 1979 - Eric Clapton and Patti Boyd (Harrison)
Recorded
  • 1947 - Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That Cigarette - Tex Williams (would go on to be Capitol's first million seller)
  • 1967 - Groovin' - Young Rascals
  • 1972 - Burning Love - Elvis Presley
Released
  • 1954 - Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight - Spaniels (single)
  • 1954 - Always - Tempo Toppers (single, lead by newcomer Little Richard)
  • 1970 - Sentimental Journey - Ringo Starr (U.K. release)
  • 2007 - Let It Go - Tim McGraw
Awards
  • 1957 - Academy Awards
    • Best Original Song - Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be) - Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
  • 1967 - Ivor Novello Awards
    • Most Performed Song in the U.K. for 1966 - Michelle - John Lennon & Paul McCartney
  • 1995 - Academy Awards
    • Best Song - Can You Feel the Love - The Lion King - Elton John and Tim Rice
Broadcasts
  • 1978 - All You Need Is Cash (BBC) - Ruttles
  • 1981 - The Dukes of Hazard (CBS) - Roy Orbison
  • 1988 - Murder She Wrote (CBS) - Sonny Bono
  • 2000 - Farmclub.com (USA Network) - N.W.A. (reunion)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1954 - Make Love to Me - Jo Stafford (2 weeks)
  • 1965 - Stop! In the Name of Love - Supremes (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1959 - Side Saddle - Russ Conway (4 weeks)
  • 1976 - Save Your Kisses For Me - Brotherhood of Man (6 weeks)
  • 1982 - Seven Tears - Goombay Dance Band (3 weeks)
  • 1987 - Respectable - Mel & Kim (1 week)

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