27 October

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In Music History

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1984 Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon welcome baby girl Kelly Osbourne, born in Westminster, London.

1982 Prince releases his fifth album, 1999. It's a breakthrough, selling well over 5 million copies worldwide, thanks to "Little Red Corvette" and the title track.

1980 Mark David Chapman buys a .38 revolver at a gun store in Honolulu for $169. On December 8, he uses it to kill John Lennon.

1973 Aerosmith opens for headliners Mott The Hoople at Boston's Orpheum Theater.

1973 Gladys Knight and the Pips' "Midnight Train To Georgia" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.

1970 Black Sabbath begin their first US tour.

1969 The Beatles' "Something" b/w "Come Together" is certified gold.

1969 The Beatles' LP Abbey Road is certified gold.

1967 Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots is born Scott Richard Kline in San Jose, California. His parents divorce when he is two years old, and he becomes Scott Weiland after his mother marries Dave Weiland.

1964 Sonny (31-year-old Salvatore Bono) and Cher (18-year-old Cherilyn Sarkisian), exchange vows and wedding rings in their first home. Their publicity materials cite this as the day of their wedding, but the duo does not officially marry until 1969.

1964 The Supremes release "Come See About Me."

1962 The Rolling Stones record their first demos in London at Curly Clayton Studios, recording covers of songs by Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and Bo Diddley. The demos get little interest when they shop them to record companies.

1960 Tina Turner gives birth to Ronald Renelle Turner, her second child, while touring in Los Angeles. Husband Ike is not present at the birth.

1960 Ben E. King records "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand by Me."

1958 Simon Le Bon (lead singer for Duran Duran) is born near Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. He joins the band in 1980 as a replacement for Stephen Duffy - turning up for his audition in a pair of pink leopard print pants.

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