27 March

Pick a Day

27 MARCH

In Music History

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2013 Crawdaddy magazine founder Paul Williams dies at age 64. Not to be confused with the singer/songwriter/actor Paul Williams, the subject of the 2011 documentary, Paul Williams Still Alive.

2013 Gordon Stoker of The Jordanaires dies at age 88.

2011 Dionne Warwick is the fourth contestant fired by Donald Trump on season 11 of The Celebrity Apprentice.

2008 Trace Adkins is one of the finalists on Season 7 of The Celebrity Apprentice. He loses the battle to tabloid editor Piers Morgan.

2008 A jury convicts rapper Remy Ma of assault charges stemming from a shooting outside a Manhattan night club.

2008 The Los Angeles Times publishes — and later retracts — a story that Diddy had a hand in the shooting that killed Tupac Shakur. In the end, it is all fiction conjured by an imprisoned con man.

2007 Faustino Oramas of Buena Vista Social Club dies at age 95.

2006 Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion is designated as a National Historic Landmark.

2006 Pete Wells, guitarist in Rose Tattoo, dies of prostate cancer at age 59.

2005 Mexican singer Rigo Tovar dies at age 58.

2004 Prince kicks off his Musicology tour with a show in Reno, Nevada. The average ticket costs $61, which includes a copy of the Musicology album. These are counted as sales according to Billboard, so the album rises to #3 (his previous three albums failed to chart). The tour takes in $87.4 million, making it the highest-grossing of 2004.

2003 John Lennon's boyhood home in Liverpool is opened to the public.

2001 Bruce Springsteen releases Live In New York City, the accompanying album to an HBO concert film that follows the Boss and his E Street Band on a ten-show tour, ending at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

2000 British singer Ian Dury, who with his band Ian Dury & the Blockheads had a #1 UK hit with "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick," dies of cancer at age 57.

1995 The British boy band Take That releases its most successful single, "Back For Good," which lands at #1 on several charts around the world and secures the #7 spot in America.

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U2 Surprise Los Angeles Onlookers With A Rooftop Performance

1987

U2 play a rooftop concert in Los Angeles to film their video for "Where The Streets Have No Name." Thousands of onlookers gather and police order the band to stop playing.

The stunt was inspired by The Beatles' 1969 rooftop concert, which can be seen in the film Let It Be. Unlike that performance where the group was quickly quashed by police, U2 make sure they get the footage they need by playing the song four times.

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