Monday, February 27, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON FEBRUARY 27


Neal Schon

Born on this day:
1954, Neal Schon, guitar, Journey
1957, Adrian Smith, guitar, Iron Maiden
1973, Peter Andre, singer
1981, Josh Groban, singer

Rock Pills:
1964, The Rolling Stones made their second appearance on BBC TV show Top of the Pops, performing “Not Fade Away.”

1965, a 21-day, twice-nightly, U.K. package tour with Del Shannon, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders and Herman's Hermits kicked off at Sheffield, England's City Hall.

1967, Pink Floyd recorded their first single, “Arnold Layne,” with producer Joe Boyd.

1971, nearly five months after her death, Janis Joplin started a nine-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with Pearl.

1974, Cher filed for divorce from Sonny Bono.

Janis Joplin
1980, winners at the Grammy Awards included: Song of the Year, “What a Fool Believes” by The Doobie Brothers; Album of the Year, Billy Joel's 52nd St; Best New Artist, Rickie Lee Jones; and Best Disco Recording, “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor.

1988, George Michael scored his sixth #1 U.S. single with “Father Figure,” a # 11 hit in the U.K.

1993, after 14 weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart, “I Will Always Love You” gave Whitney Houston the longest-ever U.S. chart topper, beating out Boyz II Men's hit, “End of the Road.”

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