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February 27 : This Day in Music History
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Awards and Honors

2005 : Jamie Foxx wins a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the movie Ray.
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Awards and Honors (5)

1980 : Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy: Best R&B Performance for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough."
1980 : Donna Summer wins a Grammy for "Hot Stuff," Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Earth, Wind & Fire wins a Grammy for "After the Love Has Gone," Best R&B Group Vocal Performance.
1980 : The Doobie Brothers' "What A Fool Believes" wins Grammys for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
2001 : Carlos Santana (Santana) returns to the Mexican town Autlan De Navarro, where he grew up, for the first time in 46 years. Carlos is honored along with his father, the mariachi player Jose Santana, as a statue is unveiled of the senior Santana.
2005 : Jamie Foxx wins a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the movie Ray.

Births (8)

1927 : Guy Mitchell
1954 : Neal Schon (Santana, Journey)
1959 : Johnny Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1959 : Jerry Lee Lewis and his third wife (and first cousin once removed) Myra have a son, Steve Allen Lewis, who is named after the TV host. The boy dies in a swimming pool accident three years later.
1960 : Paul Humphreys (OMD)
1971 : Chilli (TLC)
1972 : Jeremy Dean (Nine Days)
1981 : Josh Groban

Charts (1)

1995 : #1 Billboard Pop Hit: Madonna's "Take A Bow"

Deaths (3)

2011 : Eddie Kirkland
2013 : Richard Street (The Monitors, The Temptations)
2015 : R&B singer Charmayne Maxwell (Brownstone) dies in a freak accident at age 46 when she falls on a broken wine glass and cuts her neck.

Good Deeds (1)

1999 : Vince Gill pays tribute to an old friend. On stage on the Grand Ole Opry, Gill plays the Dobro while performing the old hymn "How Great Thou Art" in honor of 87-year-old Dobro player, Brother Oswald.

Health Issues (1)

1976 : Mick Jagger is hospitalized in New York with a respiratory infection.

Legal Issues (4)

1970 : Jefferson Airplane is fined $1,000 for onstage profanity in Oklahoma City.
1977 : Keith Richards is arrested for heroin possession in Toronto.
1991 : James Brown is released on parole from a South Carolina prison after serving two years of a six-year sentence on drug and assault charges.
1998 : A day after his wife Pamela Anderson Lee files for divorce for the second time, Tommy Lee of Motley Crue pleads innocent in court on charges that he abused her.

Miscellaneous (2)

1998 : Motley Crue member Vince Neil, not to outdone by Tommy Lee, announces an agreement with Internet Entertainment Group and Vivid Video to distribute a 60-minute home video of him having sex with two adult film models while on vacation in Hawaii.
1998 : Country singer Jason Sellers gets some help entertaining a lunchtime crowd at the 29th Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, TN. His former wife, Lee Ann Womack, makes a special appearance as Sellers' duet partner. Says Sellers: "Man, you look good. "I want you back." Womack has no patience for her ex's plea. "Well," she says, "maybe if you'da said that a little earlier..."

Releases (1)

1996 : Bad Religion release their ninth full-length studio album The Gray Race. This is the first Bad Religion album to feature Brian Baker on guitar, replacing Brett Gurewitz, who left the band two years earlier.

TV, Radio, Press (4)

1960 : The Miracles make their first TV appearance, on American Bandstand.
1966 : The Supremes guest on TV's What's My Line.
1984 : The Jacksons' Pepsi commercial premieres on MTV.
2000 : The Beach Boys: An American Family TV mini-series begins on ABC.
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