Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This Date In Music History-October 27


Mark Ryan - Quicksilver Messenger Service (1945)

Garry Tallent - E Street Band (1949)

Byron Allred - Steve Miller Band (1949)

Garry Tallent - Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band (1949)

Ken Downing - Judas Priest (1951)

Peter Dodd - Thompson Twins (1953)

Simon LeBon - Duran Duran (1958)

Scott Weiland - Stone Temple Pilots (1967)

Kelly Osbourne (1984)

They Are Missed:

Xavier Cugat (real name Francisco De Asis Javier Cugat Mingall De Cru Y Deulofeo), a pioneer of Latin-American dance music, died in Barcelona, Spain in 1990 at age 90.

In 1980, former T Rex member Steve Took, choked to death on a cherry stone, after some magic mushrooms he had eaten, numbed all sensation in his throat.

Session and solo pianist Floyd Cramer, whose unique, slip-note playing style came to typify the pop-oriented "Nashville Sound" of the late '50s and early '60s, was born in Samti, LA in 1937. Died on December 31, 1997


R&B singer Clarence Henry's "Ain't Got No Home" was put out by Argo Records in 1956. It's Henry's first hit and because he sings like a frog on it, he earns the nickname "Frogman."

After a show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1957, local police told Elvis Presley that he was not allowed to wiggle his hips onstage, the local press also ran headlines saying Elvis would have to clean up his act. The next night, the Los Angeles Vice Squad filmed his entire concert, to study his performance.

Ben E. King, former Drifters lead singer, recorded his first solo singles in 1960, "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand by Me," at Atlantic Records. "Spanish Harlem" peaked at #10 on the pop chart in January 1961. "Stand by Me" is #1 on the R&B charts and #4 on the pop chart.

In London in 1962, the Rolling Stones make their first recordings at Curly Clayton Studios. The band, which currently consists of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, pianist Ian Stewart, and drummer Tony Chapman, cut Muddy Waters' "Soon Forgotten," Jimmy Reed's "Close Together," and Bo Diddley's "You Can't Judge a Book (By Looking at the Cover)."

In 1963, Peter, Paul & Mary, the folksinging trio who along with Joan Baez, have introduced songwriters like Bob Dylan to mainstream audiences, hold the top two positions on the pop album chart with "In the Win" and "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright."

The Supremes released "Come See About Me" in 1964.

In 1969, Ringo Starr began recording his album Sentimental Journey. Following the completion of Abbey Road, he becomes the first Beatle to formally embark on a solo album

Gladys Knight and the Pips started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart in 1973 with "Midnight Train To Georgia." It was the group's 18th Top 40 hit and first #1.

IN 1975, the unknown Bruce Springsteen had the rare honor of simultaneous covers on both Time and Newsweek magazines in the US.

Funkadelic released "One Nation Under a Groove" in 1978. Its anthemic title track tops the R&B charts for six weeks and is the only Funkadelic single ever to reach the pop Top Forty.

Prince's album "1999" was released in 1982.

Janet Jackson scored her fourth US #1 single in 1990 with "Black Cat."

In 1995, singer Gloria Estefan performed for Pope John Paul II as part of the celebration of his 50th anniversary in the priesthood. She was the first pop star to receive a call from the Pope to perform.

In 1996, Bruce Springsteen played at a rally at the Federal Building in Westwood to defeat ballot Proposition 209 - a ballot called the California Civil Rights Initative - which would put an end to Affirmative Action.

In 1997, Johnny Cash announced he has a form of Parkinson's disease. He cancels plans to promote his memoirs "Cash: The Autobiography" and his latest CD. However, the singer says he expects to resume touring once the disease is stabilized through medical treatment.

Drummer Bill Berry left REM for health reasons in 1997.

Lonnie Donegan went to Buckingham Palace in 2000 to receive his MBE for his services to pop music. Lonnie pioneered skiffle in the 1950's and inspired a generation of teenagers to start bands.

In 2004, Rod Stewart topped the U.S. album charts for the first time in 25 years with Stardust: The Great American Songbook Volume III.

In 2005, the distributor of rapper 50 Cent's new film said it would remove posters advertising the film after complaints they glorify gun violence. Posters for 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' showed 50 Cent holding a gun in his left hand and a microphone the other. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich wrote to Paramount Pictures urging them to take down the posters. The company said it had taken down one poster near a Los Angeles nursery school, and planned to remove more.

A restructured Wolfmother, Andrew Stockdale being the only original member, issued "Cosmic Egg" in 2009. "I did a yoga class and one of the poses we were doing was called 'cosmic egg', and I thought yeah, that's it," said Stockwell. "It's like the fetal pose." 2009

Weezer releases their seventh album, "Raditude" in 2009. Songs include the single "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To," "I'm Your Daddy," "The Girl Got Hot," and "Can't Stop Partying."

R.E.M.’s "Live At The Olympia," a 2 CD/DVD set,was released in 2009. The package features 39 songs from the group’s ’07 "working rehearsals" in Dublin for their "Accelerate" album.

Abbey Road" was released for download to The Beatles: Rock Band video game in 2009. It’s the first Beatles album available for downloadable purchase in the game's music store. The album is also available for Xbox360 and PlayStation 3.

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