27 February

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27 FEBRUARY

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1981 Josh Groban is born in Los Angeles.

1977 Keith Richards is arrested for heroin possession in Toronto.

1971 Rozonda Thomas (Chilli of TLC) is born in Atlanta.

1970 Jefferson Airplane is fined $1,000 for onstage profanity in Oklahoma City.

1966 The Supremes appear on the TV show What's My Line.

1961 Chubby Checker's "Pony Time" hits #1 in America for the first of five weeks.

1960 The Miracles make their first TV appearance when they perform on American Bandstand.

1960 Paul Humphreys of OMD is born in London.

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.

1959 Johnny Van Zant is born in Jacksonville, Flordia. He performs and records with the Johnny Van Zant Band and as a solo artist, but is best known for succeeding his deceased brother Ronnie Van Zant as frontman for Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1987.

1675 The oldest surviving English opera, Matthew Locke's Psyche, is first performed at Dorset Garden Theatre, London by the Duke's Company.

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Janis Joplin's Posthumous Pearl Goes To #1

1971

Janis Joplin's album Pearl hits #1 in the US, where it stays for nine weeks. Joplin died of a heroin overdose three months before the album was released.

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