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January 27 : This Day in Music History
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Incidents

1984 : At the peak of his popularity, Michael Jackson films an ad for Pepsi which goes horribly wrong when some stray pyro sets his hair on fire.
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Band Dynamics (1)

1980 : At the Gaumont theater in Southampton, England, AC/DC play their last show with Bon Scott. The electrifying frontman would die on February 19 after a night of excessive drinking.

Births (20)

1756 : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1885 : Jerome Kern
1895 : Harry Ruby
1895 : Film producer, record executive and occasional lyricist B.G./Buddy DeSylva is born George Gard DeSylva in New York. He co-wrote the Al Jolson hit "April Showers."
1916 : Milt Raskin
1918 : Skitch Henderson
1918 : Elmore James
1919 : David Seville (The Chipmunks)
1930 : Bobby "Blue" Bland
1931 : Rudi Maugeri (The Crew Cuts)
1944 : Kevin Coyne
1944 : Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
1947 : Nedra Talley (The Ronettes)
1948 : Kim Gardner (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
1951 : Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy)
1951 : Seth Justman (The J. Geils Band)
1961 : Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies)
1961 : Gillian Gilbert (New Order)
1968 : Mike Patton (Faith No More)
1970 : Mark Trojanowski (Sister Hazel)

Certifications and Milestones (2)

1962 : Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling In Love" is certified gold.
1972 : The New Seekers' "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" is certified gold.

Charts (2)

1962 : Joey Dee and the Starliters' "Peppermint Twist" hits #1.
1973 : Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" hits #1.

Concerts and Festivals (2)

1979 : Keith Morris (vocals), Gregg Ginn (guitar), Chuck Dukowski (bass) and Brian Migdol (drums) play live for the first time under the Black Flag moniker in Redondo Beach, California.
2008 : Marilyn Manson rock the Electric Factory in Philadelphia.

Deaths (2)

1972 : Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson dies from heart failure and diabetes complications in Evergreen Park, Illinois, at age 60.
2014 : Pete Seeger dies at age 94.

Incidents (5)

1984 : At the peak of his popularity, Michael Jackson films an ad for Pepsi which goes horribly wrong when some stray pyro sets his hair on fire.
1991 : At the Speakeasy club in Los Angeles, Dr. Dre roughs up Dee Barnes, the female host of a rap music TV show called Pump It Up. Dre, who was upset over a segment on the show, later reached a settlement with Barnes, who filed a $22.7 million lawsuit.
2002 : Koko Taylor collapses during a private function at her club, Koko Taylor's Celebrity, in Chicago, IL, after failing to take her diabetic medication. Doctors discover arterial blockage in her heart, as well.
2005 : Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his eyes. The singer first attempts to jump out of a London hotel window. Prevented from doing so by his security staff, Houston is locked in his room, at which time the self-inflicted eye injury occurs.
2015 : Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instragram accounts are hacked, resulting in bogus tweets to her 51 million followers (the fourth-largest Twitter account). Swift takes to Tumblr, where she posts: "Hackers gonna hack hack hack hack hack." She also assures fans that no nude photos exist.

Legal Issues (1)

1976 : David Bowie sues his former attorney, Michael Lippan, for unfair business practices and withholding of funds. Bowie claims Lippan took a 15% fee instead of the customary 10% and adds that after his dismissal, Lippan withheld $475,000 from the musician.

Miscellaneous (3)

1944 : The Siege of Leningrad ends, a harsh military operation undertaken by Germany under Hitler's command to attempt to seize the Russian city. The Decemberists would later commemorate this event with their song "When The War Came."
1971 : David Bowie arrives in the United States for the first time, not to perform, but to do a series of interviews. He creates a stir by wearing a dress to many of the appearances.
1976 : Glam rocker Gary Glitter announces his retirement, which he is forced to end when he files bankruptcy.

Recordings (1)

1969 : The Beatles: "Get Back," "I've Got A Feeling"

Releases (3)

1956 : Elvis Presley: "Heartbreak Hotel"
1968 : Otis Redding: "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay"
2009 : Bruce Springsteen: Working On A Dream

TV, Radio, Press (1)

1964 : The Rolling Stones appear on the BBC's Juke Box Jury show as panelists. Their impolite behavior -- including referring to Elvis' latest single as "dated" -- causes a furor in the British press.
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