Monday, August 27, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 27

Tracy Chapman
No.1
1964 Honeycombs: 'Have I the Right' UK 45
1972 Looking Glass: 'Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)' US 45
1977 Floaters: 'Float On' UK 45
1977 Connie Francis: '20 All-Time Greats' UK LP
1988 Tracy Chapman: 'Tracy Chapman' US LP  
1994 Prince : Come : UK LP

Births
1937 Phil Shulman (Simon Dupree and the Big Sound)
1942 Daryl Dragon (Captain and Tennille)
1942 B.J. Thomas  
1949 Simon Kirke (Free/Bad Company)
1951 Kevin Kavanaugh (Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes)
1953 Willy De Ville (Mink De Ville)
1953 Alex Lifeson (Rush)
1956 Glen Matlock (Rich Kids)
1970 Tony Kanal (No Doubt)

Deaths
1967 Brian Epstein (Beatles manager)
1990 Stevie Ray Vaughan

Miscellany
1965 Beatles meet Elvis Presley for the only time in Los Angeles at his Beverly Hills home
 
1965 'Highway 61 Revisited' LP by Bob Dylan released in US
Stevie Ray Vaughn
 
1965 The Hollies release 'Look Through Any Window' in UK
 
1965 Silkie release 'You've Got to Hide Your Love Away', produced by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and featuring Paul on guitar and George on tambourine
 
1968 Beatles' 'Hey Jude' and Mary Hopkin's 'Those Were the Days' released, launching Apple Records
 
2004 Winners at this years Kerrang! awards included The Darkness for best British band and best live band, best band on the planet award went to Metallica.

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