Almanac: October 27, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1933 - Floyd Cramer (d. 1997)
  • 1939 - Dallas Frazier (81)
  • 1939 - Ruby Wright (d. 2009)
  • 1942 - Lee Greenwood (74)
  • 1945 - Mark Ryan (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (71)
  • 1949 - Byron Allred (Steve Miller Band) (67)
  • 1949 - Jack Daniels (Highway 101) (67)
  • 1949 - Garry Tallent (E-Street Band) (67)
  • 1951 - K. K. Downing (Judas Priest) (65)
  • 1953 - Peter Dodd (Thompson Twins) (63)
  • 1956 - Hazel Dean (60)
  • 1958 - Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran, Arcadia) (58)
  • 1967 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Arcadia) (d. 2015)
  • 1982 - Keri Hilson (34)
  • 1984 - Kelly Osbourne (32)
Deaths
  • 1980 - Steve Took (T Rex) - Choked on cherry (31)
  • 1994 - Robert White (Funk Brothers) (57)
  • 2002 - Tom Dowd (producer) - Emphysema (77)
  • 2013 - Lou Reed - Liver Disease (71)
On This Day
  • 1962 - Sonny James joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1969 - Muddy Waters was seriously injured in a car crash that killed three others.
  • 1970 - Black Sabbath played their first live show in the U.S. at Glassboro State College.
  • 1975 - Bruce Springsteen, a relative unknown, was on the cover of both Time and Newsweek.
  • 1979 - Elton John collapsed from exhaustion while playing the Hollywood Bowl.
  • 1988 - The U2 film Rattle and Hum premiered in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1988 - Def Leppard finished their Hysteria Tour in Tacoma, WA after 232 dates.
  • 1989 - Adam Clayton of U2 was fined and had his drivers license suspended for one year after being found guilty of DWI.
  • 1990 - Musical Youth's Michael Waite was sentenced to four years in prison for robbery.
  • 1992 - Bo Diddley sued his manager who he claimed took $75,000 in unauthorized expenses.
  • 1995 - Gloria Estefan performed for Pope John Paul II.
  • 1995 - Yolanda Saldivar was sentenced to life in prison for the killing of singer Selena.
  • 1997 - The publicist for Johnny Cash confirmed that he was suffering from Parkinson's disease.
  • 1998 - Peggy Lee was hospitalized with a stroke.
  • 1999 - Tina Turner announced that her Millennium 2000 Twenty Four Seven Tour would be her last.
  • 2000 - Lonnie Donegan received his MBE from Queen Elizabeth.
  • 2005 - Jay-Z and Naz put their feud to rest at a New York radio station concert.
  • 2006 - Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth premiered her movie Perfect Partner in Montclair, NJ.
  • 2007 - Howard Donald of Take That missed a show on the group's current tour due to a chest injury he sustained the previous show.
  • 2009 - Eric Clapton canceled his appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th Anniversary Concert for gall stone surgery. Jeff Beck took his place.
  • 2009 - Michael Jackson's film This is It was released simultaneously in fifteen cities around the world.
  • 2013 - Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and Cowboy Jack Clement were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. 
Marriages
  • 1964 - Sonny Bono and Cher Sarkisian
  • 1984 - Rick Springfield and Barbara Porter
  • 1991 - Jimmy Dean and Donna Meade
  • 1991 - Lorrie Morgan and Brad Thompson
  • 1991 - Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins) and Alannah Currie
Recorded
  • 1936 - Ernest Tubb had his first recording session.
  • 1956 - Ain't Got No Home - Clarence “Frogman” Henry
  • 1960 - Spanish Harlem, Stand By Me - Ben E. King (first solo recordings)
  • 1969 - Sentimental Journey - Ringo Starr (first day of recording)
Released
  • 1958 - Lovers Never Say Goodbye - Flamingos (single)
  • 1964 - Come See About Me - Supremes (single)
  • 1982 - 1999 - Prince
Awards
  • 2003 - Radio Music Awards
    • Legend Award - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  • 2005 - International Bluegrass Music Association Awards
    • Entertainer of the Year - Cherryholmes
    • Vocal Group - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
    • Instrumental Group - Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
    • Female Vocalist - Rhonda Vincent
    • Male Vocalist - Larry Sparks
    • Song of the Year - Me and John and Paul - Harley Allen (recorded by the Grascals)
    • Album of the Year, Recorded Event - 40 - Larry Sparks
    • Instrumental Recorded Performance - Slide Effects - Phil Leadbetter
    • Gospel Recorded Performance - Praise His Name - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
    • Emerging Artist - Grascals
    • Banjo - Jim Mills
    • Guitar - Bryan Sutton
    • Fiddle - Stuart Duncan
    • Bass - Mike Bub
    • Dobro - Phil Leadbetter
    • Mandolin - Adam Steffey
    • Hall of Fame - Red Allen, Benny Martin
Broadcasts
  • 1999 - South Park - Korn (they debut their new single Falling Away From Me)
  • 2006 - CMT Cross Country - Vince Gill, Alison Krauss
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1973 - Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & the Pips (2 weeks)
  • 1990 - Black Cat - Janet Jackson (1 week)

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