27 October

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2013 Fleetwood Mac cancels the remaining dates of their world tour after co-founder John McVie is diagnosed with cancer.

2012 Barbra Streisand's album Release Me hits #7 in the US, making her the first artist to have multiple albums in the Top 10 during every decade from the 1960s to the 2010s (her 2011 album What Matters Most made #4). Streisand is the female artist with the most Top 10 charting albums in history.

2011 MTV reboots Beavis and Butt-Head, which went off the air in 1997, for another season.

2007 Led by the "Werewolves Of London"/"Sweet Home Alabama" mashup "All Summer Long," Kid Rock's Rock N Roll Jesus hits #1 in America, giving him his first chart-topping album.

2006 Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth premieres her film Perfect Partner at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

2005 New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas end their longtime feud and promote peace on stage during New York radio station Power 105.1's Power House concert at New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena.

2005 The family band Cherryholmes gets the entertainer of the year award at the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, becoming the first act nominated for emerging artist and entertainer in the same year.

2002 Tom Dowd, who as an engineer and producer worked on classic albums for Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band, Aretha Franklin, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Ray Charles, dies of emphysema at age 77.

1999 Frank De Vol - known for his '40s arrangements, namely "Nature Boy," and compositions of TV themes for The Brady Bunch and My Three Sons - dies of congestive heart failure in Lafayette, California, at age 88.

1999 Master P's hoop dream comes to an end. The high-profile rapper, whose real name is Percy Miller, is waived by the NBA's Toronto Raptors, failing to make the pro league for the second straight season. The year before, the Charlotte Hornets waived Miller just before the regular season began.

1999 KoRn debut their new song "Falling Away From Me" on the season premiere of South Park, "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery." The animated version of the band appears in the episode.

1998 Lauryn Hill releases her first single as a solo artist, "Doo Wop (That Thing)."

1998 The first Now That's What I Call Music! compilation CD is released in America, with 17 hits from the likes of Hanson ("MMMBop"), Spice Girls ("Say You'll Be There") and Cherry Poppin' Daddies ("Zoot Suit Riot"). Many more follow, typically three per year. The first 29 all go Platinum.

1995 Copycat debuts in US movie theaters. Harry Connick, Jr. plays a murderer who terrorizes Sigourney Weaver and mentors a budding serial killer in the psychological thriller. It's quite a departure for the smooth singer of love songs.

1992 Bo Diddley sues the estate of his former manager, the now-deceased Martin Otelsberg, for $75,000 in misappropriated funds.

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Glenn Frey Gets A Show On CBS


Glenn Frey's TV series South of Sunset makes its debut on CBS. Frey plays Cody McMahon, a security chief/bodyguard who starts a detective agency in Hollywood.

Frey got the gig after performing at the CBS pre-game show for the Super Bowl; when a Paramount executive saw him belting out "The Heat Is On," he asked Frey to audition for the series. The rocker had appeared on an episode of Miami Vice and on seven episodes of Wiseguy, but this is his first lead role. Frey, who also wrote and performed the theme song, sees the show as a way to spend more time with his family (infant son and 2-year-old daughter), and get away from the rock and roll lifestyle. It doesn't work out that way, as the show gets terrible ratings and is cancelled after just one episode. The following year, Frey reunites with the Eagles, and VH1 runs the pilot and five unaired episodes as part of their coverage of the band's reunion.



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