27 November

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2009 Bess Lomax Hawes (of the Almanac Singers) dies of a stroke at age 88.

2009 Pop singer Al Alberts (of The Four Aces) dies of complications from renal failure at age 87.

2007 Songstress and author Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny Cash, undergoes brain surgery to relieve pressure on her brain stem from a malformation. The operation is successful, and Rosanne recovers.

2006 Alan Leslie "Fluff" Freeman, longtime Pick of the Pops host in the UK, dies at age 79.

2000 Having been found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos' Cesar Rosas, Gabriel Gomez, the victim's half-brother, leads police to a shallow grave in a nearby canyon. Dental records are used to ID Rosas body.

1999 Influential independent rock icons Pavement announce they have broken up. During their show at London's Brixton Academy, bandmember Stephen Malkmus tells the crowd that the show will be the band's last.

1997 Reba McEntire debuts her new song "What If" at halftime of the Cowboys-Oilers Thanksgiving Day football game at Texas Stadium. Proceeds from the song are donated to the Salvation Army.

1997 Icelandic singer Björk is admitted to the hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland, with a high fever. The singer is forced to cancel many upcoming performance dates due to a kidney infection.

1995 The Beatles' Anthology I sets a first-week sales record of 1.2 million copies.

1981 Before file sharing, there was the dual-cassette recorder. In an effort to stop people from making copies of tapes, ads run in the British press saying, "Home taping is wiping out music."

1973 Jimmy Widener, known as Hank Snow's rhythm guitarist, is beaten, robbed, and fatally shot in a Nashville alley.

1970 Skoob (of the hip-hop duo Das EFX) is born William Hines in Brooklyn, New York.

1970 George Harrison releases All Things Must Pass, his first solo album since the breakup of The Beatles. The first single, "My Sweet Lord," becomes the first ex-Beatle solo #1 in the UK and also in the US.

1968 Steppenwolf's self-titled debut album is certified gold.

1967 The Beatles release Magical Mystery Tour in the US.

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The Beatles Are #1 30 Years After Their Split

2000

The Beatles have the #1 album in America with a collection of their 27 chart-topping hits, appropriately titled 1, proving that their appeal spans generations.

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