Friday, May 27, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 27


Paul Weller
No.1
1972 Chi Lites: Oh Girl US 45
1995 Paul Weller : Stanley Road : UK LP
1995 Hootie and the Blowfish : Cracked Rear View : US LP
1996 Lightning Seeds :  Three Lions : UK single
2007 Maroon 5 : It Won't Be Soon Before Long US & UK LP

Births
1945 Bruce Cockburn
1948 Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship)
1957 Sioxsie
1957 Eddie Harsch (The Black Crowes)
1958 Neil Finn (Crowded House)
1966 Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains)

Miscellany
1962 The Freewheeling' Bob Dylan LP released in US
1964 Screaming Lord Sutch launches pirate radio station
Yardbirds
1967 Jimi Hendrix hits UK LP chart for the first time with Are You Experienced?
1967 Yardbirds' Greatest Hits hits US LP chart
1972 Free's Little Bit of Love hits UK chart
1972 Cat Stevens releases Remember the Days of the Old School Yard
1977 Supertramp release Give a Little Bit in UK
1977 Sex Pistols' God Save the Queen released in the UK
1977 Emerson, Lake and Palmer release Fanfare for the Common Man in UK
1983 Smiths release their first single, Hand in Glove
1989 Paul McCartney's comeback single is highest US chart entry of the week as My Brave Face debuts at No. 72
1997 Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was left with cuts and bruises after a scuffle with a youth at the Tower Thistle Hotel in east London.
2008 Sir Paul McCartney was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Yale University in the United States.

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