27 October

Pick a Day


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1958 Elvis Presley releases "I Got Stung" b/w "One Night."

1957 Police in Oakland, California, inform Elvis Presley that he is not allowed to swivel his hips onstage in tonight's performance at the Oakland Auditorium; Elvis responds by sarcastically wiggling only his little finger while singing. The cops film the show anyway, just in case.

1956 Clarence "Frogman" Henry releases "Ain't Got No Home."

1951 Kenneth "K.K." Downing (guitarist for Judas Priest) is born in West Bromwich, England.

1949 Garry Tallent (bass player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) is born in Detroit, Michigan.

1949 Byron Allred (keyboardist for The Steve Miller Band) is born in Logan, Utah.

1945 Mark Ryan (bass guitarist for Quicksilver Messenger Service) is born.

1942 Country singer Lee Greenwood is born Melvin Lee Greenwood in Los Angeles, California, but grows up on a poultry farm in Sacramento.

1941 Buddy Clark records "Everything I Love."

1940 Fabulous Wailers guitarist and trumpeter John Greek is born.

1933 Pianist Floyd Cramer, a pioneer of the "Nashville Sound," is born in Shreveport, Louisiana, but would grow up in Huttig, Arkansas.

1924 Country/rock 'n roll singer Bonnie Lou is born Mary Jo Kath in Towanda, Illinois. Known for the 1955 hit "Daddy-O."

1782 Niccolò Paganini, composer and violin virtuoso, is born in Genoa (which was then part of an independent state, Republic of Genoa), Italy.

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Springsteen Makes Covers Of Time And Newsweek


Bruce Springsteen appears on the covers of both Time and Newsweek amid acclaim for his third album, Born To Run.

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