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PostSubject: May 27   17.11.08 23:03

Births
1935 Jazz/pop keyboard player and composer Ramsey Lewis born Chicago, IL.

1935 Ruby Lewis, The Drifters, (1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Save The Last Dance For Me'). He died on May 10th 1964.

1943 Priscilla White (Cilla Black), singer, TV presenter, 1964 UK No.1 single 'Anyone Who Had A Heart' plus 18 other UK Top 40 singles).

1947 Marty Kristian, one of many New Seekers ("I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing"), born in Leipzig, Germany.

1947 Peter Knight, violin, Steeleye Span, (1975 UK No.5 single 'All Around My Hat').

1948 Pete Sears, Jefferson Starship, (1987 UK & US No.1 single 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us').

1956 Neil Finn, guitar, vocals, Split Enz, (1980 UK No.12 single 'I Got You'). Crowded House, (1992 UK No.7 single 'Weather With You'). Solo and Finn Brothers.

1957 Eddie Harsch, keyboards, The Black Crowes, (1991 UK No.39 single 'Hard To Handle', 1992 US No.1 & UK No.2 album 'The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion').

1957 Susan Ballion, aka Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees, born in London.

1966 Sean Kinney, Alice In Chains, (1993 UK No.19 single 'Would').

1971 Lisa Lopes, Left-Eye, vocals, TLC, (1995 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Waterfalls' 1999 US No.1 album 'Fanmail' spent 57 weeks on the UK chart). ). Lisa was killed in a car accident on April 26th 2002.

1975 Dre, (Andre Benjamin), Outkast, US rapper, 2001 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Ms Jackson.'


Events
1950 Frank Sinatra made his TV debut on NBC's "Star-Spangled Review."

1957 The Crickets, featuring Charles Hardin Holly ("Buddy"), release their only record to go to #1 on the pop charts, "That'll Be the Day."

1961 Johnny Cash appeared on NBC's "The Deputy."

1962 Bob Dylan released "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan."

1964 11 boys were suspended from a School in Coventry for having Mick Jagger hair cuts.

1964 Pirate radio station ' Sutch' was started by Screaming Lord Sutch, broadcasting from former army fort 'Shivering Sands', in The Thames Estuary.

1965 Sandie Shaw had her 2nd UK No.1 with 'Long Live Love' .

1967 To celebrate Cilla Black's birthday, her manager Brian Epstein organised illuminated greetings at London's Piccadilly Circus and sites in Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham.

1967 Columbia and RCA Victor announced that they would raise the list price of mono albums by a dollar on June 1. It was the first increase since 1953.

1972 The Chi-lites went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Oh Girl', it made No.14 in the UK.

1977 The *** Pistols ' God Save The Queen' was released. Banned by TV and radio, high Street shops. Pressing plant workers refused to handle the record. It sold 200,000 copies in one week and made No. 2 on the UK charts

1977 Declan McManus made his 'live' debut at the Nashville in London as Elvis Costello.

1981 Appearing at Wembley Arena, London, Status Quo.

1983 The Smiths were at No.1 in the UK independent chart with their debut single 'Hand In Glove'.

1989 Cliff Richard released his one hundredth single, 'The Best Of Me', which became his 26th Top 3 UK hit.

1983 Metallica finished recording the album "Kill 'Em All."

1987 During a show in Rome's Flaminio Stadio, U2's sound system set off earthquake alarms in two neighborhoods.

1988 Van Halen's "Monster Of Rock" touring festival opened at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin.

1989 Stevie Wonder was given the Badge Of Solidarity from the Polish Labor Movement in Warsaw.

1989 Cliff Richard released his one hundredth single, 'The Best Of Me', which became his 26th top 3 UK hit.

1990 The Stone Roses played at Spike Island, Widnes, Cheshire, England to a capacity crowd of 30,000.

1991 Pet Shop Boys kicked off a 7 date UK tour at Blackpool Opera House.

1997 During a UK tour Marilyn Manson appeared at Rock City, Nottingham, England.

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. Members of the band had been drinking at the bar when the fight broke out.

1999 At the Ivor Novello song-writing awards Rod Stewart won a Lifetime Achievement Award, Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers won songwriters of the year and Chrissie Hynde won outstanding contribution to British Music.

2000 Paula Yates was awarded 400,000 Pounds ($680,000) in an out-of-court settlement from her boyfriend Michael Hutchence fortune. Hutchence had died in 1997 INXS singer Hutchence was found dead in his hotel suite in Sydney in 1997 aged 37.

2001 Tool went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Lateralus.'

2001 Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Lady Marmalade.'

2001 DJ Pied Piper went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Do You Really Like It.'

2003 Liza Minelli sang an a cappella version of "Liza With a Z" with Luciano Pavarotti live via satellite for a charity show on Italian television. She had been hospitalized two days early after falling and breaking her right kneecap.

2005 Robbie Williams was voted into first place beating Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie to be named the best live solo artist. A UK nation-wide survey of 5,000 people saw the former Take That star beat music icons including Madonna, Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan. U2 were named best live band, ahead of Queen and Oasis, in a poll by Carling to celebrate the UK's live music scene.

2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Stadium Arcadium’ the bands ninth studio album, also a UK No.1.

2007 Maroon 5 started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their second album 'It Won't Be Soon Before Long.' Also a US No.1.
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