Friday, August 27, 2010

This Date In Music History - August 27


Phil Shulman - Simon Dupree And The Big Sound,Gentle Giant (1937)

B.J. Thomas (1942)

Daryl Dragon - Captain and Tennille (1942)

Tim Bogert - Vanilla Fudge (1944)

Jeff Cook - Alabama (1949)

Kevin Kavanaugh - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (1951)

Alex Lifeson - Rush (1953)

Glen Matlock- Rich Kids and early member of The Sex Pistols and the reformed Sex Pistols (1956)

Mike Johnson - Dinosaur Jr. (1965)

Bobo - Cypres Hill (1968)

Tony Kanal - No Doubt (1970)

Mase- worked with Puff Daddy, Blackstreet, Notorious B.I.G. (1977)

Sarah Neufeld - Arcade Fire (1979)

Jon Siebels - Eve 6 (1979)

R&B singer Mario (1986)

They Are Missed:

In 1967, British music entrepreneur and the manager of The Beatles Brian Epstein was found dead, locked in a bedroom at his London home. A coroner's inquest concluded that Epstein died from an overdose of the sleeping pill Carbitrol. He also managed several other artists including Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Cilla Black and The Remo Four. The first contract between The Beatles and Epstein was auctioned in London in 2008, and was sold for $370,000.

In 1990, Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed when the helicopter he was flying in, hit a man-made ski slope while trying to navigate through dense fog. Vaughn had played a show at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin with Robert Cray & His Memphis Horns, and Eric Clapton. Vaughan was informed by a member of Clapton's crew that three seats were open on a helicopter returning to Chicago with Clapton's crew, it turned out there was only one seat left; Vaughan requested it from his brother, who obliged. Three members of Eric Clapton's entourage were also killed. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Stevie Ray Vaughan #7 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarist's of all time. No One, I Mean No One, played the guitar like SRV!

R.I.P Mr. Vaughan. We're not worthy!

Percussionist Richard Jaeger died in 2000. Worked with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Pointer Sisters.

Born on this day in 1947, percussionist David Leon ‘Billy’ Knight. Died on 6th December 6, 2002.


Charles G. Conn received a patent for the metal clarinet in 1889.

Connie Francis was the mystery guest on CBS-Tv's 'What's My Line' in 1961.

On the last day of a five-day break from their North American tour in 1965, The Beatles, attended a recording session for The Byrds. Later that afternoon, The Beatles met Elvis Presley at his mansion in Beverly Hills. It was an awkward meeting, leaving The Beatles with the impression that Presley's personality was decidedly "unmagnetic." John Lennon remarked soon after, “Where’s Elvis? It was like meeting Engelbert Humperdinck.”

Bob Dylan's second electric album, "Highway 61 Revisited," was released in 1965.

The Association's "Cherish" was released in 1966.

Jackson Browne recorded "Stay" and "Running on Empty" at a concert in Columbia, Maryland in 1977.

In 1988, "Monkey" gave George Michael his eighth US #1 single of the 1980s, a record only beaten by Michael Jackson.

Tracy Chapman went to #1 on the US album chart in 1988 with her self-titled album.

Pearl Jam released 'Ten' in 1991.

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to The Beatles song "A Day In The Life" sold at an auction for $87,000 in 1992.

Boyz II Men started a 14 week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1994 with "I'll Make Love To You." The record- breaking 14 week stay came to an end when they knocked themselves from the top with "On Bended Knee."

Neil Young headlined the Redding Festival with Pearl Jam as his backing band in 1995.

In 2003, P Diddy was being sued for $5m by a woman who claimed she was assaulted by a bouncer outside his New York restaurant. Stephanie Grieso, said she was arguing outside Justin's in August 2002 when a bouncer grabbed her by the neck and pushed her down on the pavement, causing leg injuries.

In 2004, Green Day, The Darkness, The White Stripes, Morrissey, The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand, The Hives, 50 Cent, (50 Cent was booed off stage after being greeted by a rain of bottles thrown at him and his G-Unit crew as they came onstage). The Streets, The Vines, Soulwax, Dogs Die In Hot Cars, The Offspring, Ash, Placebo and Lostprophets all appeared at this years UK Carling Weekend in Reading and Leeds, England.

In 2007, Kevin Federline's lawyers asked Britney Spears to pay some of her former husband's legal expenses in their divorce case. His legal team said Federline had "no net income" after various expenses, and that Ms Spears was "clearly the monied party" in the dispute. According to legal documents filed in Los Angeles, the pop star's average monthly income was $737,868. The couple had married in October 2004 and filed for divorce in November 2006.

In 2008, Kevin Cogill, a 27-year-old blogger, is arrested by the FBI for leaking tracks from Guns N' Roses' long-overdue "Chinese Democracy" album online. Cogill was taken into custody at his home in Culver City, CA, on "suspicion of violating federal copyright laws."

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