Friday, April 27, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON APRIL 27

Barbara Bach Starr
No.1
1974 Chicago: Chicago VII US LP
1985 USA for Africa: We are the World US LP
1991 Amy Grant: Baby Baby : US 45
1994 Chicago scored their third US No.1 album with 'Chicago VII'.
1998 Boyzone : All That I Need : UK single

Births
1948 Kate Pierson (B-52s)
1951 Paul 'Ace' Freehley (Kiss)
1959 Marco Pirroni (Adam & the Ants)

Deaths
1972 Phil King (Blue Oyster Cult)
2000 Vicki Sue Robinson

Miscellany
1961 Del Shannon debuts on UK chart with Runaway
1967 Bee Gees debut on UK chart with New York Mining Disaster
1967 Traffic enters US charts with debut LP Mr. Fantasy
1968 Simon and Garfunkel's Mrs. Robinson released in the US
1975 511 pot-smokers busted over course of five-night series of concerts by Pink Floyd at a sports arena in Los Angeles
1976 David Bowie delayed for several hours when his special train is stopped on the Russian-Polish border. Customs confiscate Nazi books, memorabilia, etc. Bowie states Britain would benefit from a fascist leader and says he would eventually like the job himself.
Chicago
1977 Southside Johnny and Asbury Jukes make their movie debut in Behind the Lines, the story of a struggling underground newspaper
1981 Ringo Starr marries Barbara Bach at Marylebone Registry Office
1990 The American leg of David Bowie's "Sound and Vision" world tour starts. Bowie says this tour will be the last time he will perform his old hits like "Golden Years" and "Fame."
1990 Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses marries Don Everly's daughter, Erin. The marriage lasts 27 days.
1993 Prince issued a statement saying he was retiring from studio recordings to concentrate on film and other ventures.
1999 The Verve announced that they had split.
2009 Aerosmith were to hold a free concert in Hawaii to placate angry fans who brought a legal case against them. Fans filed a class action case, which claimed the band had cancelled a sold-out show in Maui two years ago, leaving hundreds of fans out of pocket in favour of a bigger gig in Chicago.

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