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Music History On This Day the 27th of February

27th February 1964 The Rolling Stones made their second appearance on BBC TV show Top Of The Pops performing their latest single 'Not Fade Away'.

21 year-old former hairdresser and cloakroom attendant at The Cavern Club, Cilla Black was at No1 on the UK singles chart with 'Anyone Who Had A Heart.' Written by Bacharach and David it was Black's first UK No1. Also this week's UK Top Ten was the first ever to feature only UK acts.

27th February 1967 Pink Floyd continued working on their debut album 'The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn' at Abbey Road Studios, London. With the exception of two group-composed instrumentals and one Roger Waters song, the album was written entirely by Syd Barrett.

27th February 1968 25 year old Frankie Lymon, lead singer of The Teenagers, died of a heroin overdose in his grandmother's New York home. Lymon was on leave from a Georgia Army post at the time and was scheduled to record for Roulette Records the next day. He first hit the national charts in 1956 when he was just 13 with 'Why Do Fools Fall in Love'.

27th February 1971 Five months after her death, Janis Joplin started a nine-week run at No1 on the US album chart with her second and final solo studio album 'Pearl'. Joplin sang on all tracks except 'Buried Alive in the Blues', which remained a Full Tilt Boogie instrumental because she died before adding her vocals.

27th February 1972 Led Zeppelin appeared at Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney in Australia, over 25,000 fans attending the show. Jimmy Page appeared clean shaven having shaved off the beard he had grown since the summer of 1970.

27th February 1977 Keith Richards was arrested at Toronto’s Harbour Castle Hotel, after an ounce of heroin was found following a raid of his hotel room by 15 Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Richards, who was charged with possession with intent to traffic, faced seven years to life in prison. Bail was set at $25,000 (£14,705).

27th February 1980 Winners at the Grammy Awards included: song of the year, 'What A Fool Believes', The Doobie Brothers, album of the year, Billy Joel's '52nd St', best new artist, Rickie Lee Jones, best disco record, 'I Will Survive' Gloria Gaynor.

27th February 1988 George Michael scored his sixth No1 US single with 'Father Figure' a No11 hit in the UK - the first time Michael had failed to reach the top ten in his home country.

27th February 1991 James Brown was paroled after spending two years of a six-year prison sentence, imposed for resisting arrest after a car chase across two States.

27th February 1993 Marlena Davis of The Orlons lost a battle with lung cancer aged 48. The Orlons who formed in the late 1950's had five US Top 20 hits in the Sixties including ‘The Wah Watusi’, ‘Don't Hang Up’ and ‘South Street’. The Orlons provided back-up vocals on Dee Dee Sharp's 1962 hit ‘Mashed Potato Time’ and Dee Dee Sharp's second hit, ‘Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)’.

After 14 weeks at No1 on the US singles chart, 'I Will Always Love You', gave Whitney Houston the longest ever US chart topper, taking over from Boyz II Men's hit 'End Of The Road', and became the second biggest selling single in the US.

27th February 1999 Britney Spears started a two-week run at No1 on the UK singles chart with '...Baby One More Time'. It became the biggest UK selling single of the year and also a No1 in the US. It was originally written for TLC but the song was submitted after completion of their third record, FanMail.

27th February 2004 A worker in a supermarket in Aspen, Colorado alerted the police-after seeing a man shopping with his face covered by a mask. Police arrived on the scene and identified the man as Michael Jackson who was in town on holiday with his children.

27th February 2007 Bobby Brown was sentenced to 30 days in jail over $19,000 (£9,670) in unpaid child support. An arrest warrant was issued in October 2006 after he failed to show up at a hearing on overdue child support for Kim Ward, the mother of two of his children.

27th February 2010 U2 raked in more money than any other music act in the US in 2009 making $109m (£71m) from touring, record sales and other royalties, almost twice as much as the second best, Bruce Springsteen who took home $58m (£38m), followed by Madonna with $47m (£31m) and AC/DC with $44m (£29m). Coldplay were the most successful British group, at number eight, with takings of $27m (£18m).

27th February 2015 Madonna said she suffered whiplash as a result of her "nightmare" accident at the 2015 Brit Awards. The 56-year-old was pulled backwards off stage by a cape, which was supposed to fall from her shoulders causing the singer to fall down a flight of steps.

27th February 2019 English drummer Doug Sandom died one day after his 89th birthday. He was the first drummer for the rock band The Who. No recordings with Sandom playing with the band were ever released.

Born On This Day


27th February 1927 Guy Mitchell, US singer who had the 1957 UK & US No1 single ‘Singing The Blues’ plus over ten other UK Top 40 singles. Mitchell died on July 1st 1999.

27th February 1947 British musical arranger and keyboard player Louis Clark. He was the conductor of the orchestra and choir hired to back Electric Light Orchestra's sound, introduced on their album 'Eldorado' in 1974. and arranged string arrangements for the studio albums 'Eldorado', 'Face the Music', 'A New World Record', 'Out of the Blue', 'Discovery' and 'Xanadu'.

27th February 1948 Eddie Gray from American rock band, Tommy James & The Shondells who had the 1966 US No1 single 'Hanky Panky', the 1968 UK No1 single 'Mony Mony' and the hit 'I Think We're Alone Now'.

27th February 1950 Robert Balderrama, from American group ? & The Mysterians who had the 1966 US No1 & UK No37 single '96 Tears'. (which was also a UK No17 hit for The Stranglers in 1990).

27th February 1951 English singer and songwriter Steve Harley best known as the frontman with Cockney Rebel who had the 1975 UK No1 single 'Make Me Smile, (Come Up And See Me') as well as hits with 'Mr Soft' and 'Judy Teen'. Harley has released over five solo albums and has also worked as a radio presenter.

27th February 1954 American rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist, Neal Schon with Journey who had the 1982 US No2 single 'Open Arms'. Schon was also a member of Santana, who had the 1977 UK No11 single 'She's Not There'.

27th February 1955 Gary Christian, singer with English group The Christians who had the 1988 UK No8 single 'Harvest For The World'. The name of the band refers to the surname of the three brothers that were originally in the line-up.

27th February 1957 Adrian Smith, guitarist with English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, who had the 1982 UK No1 album 'The Number Of The Beast', and the 1991 UK No1 single 'Bring Your Daughter ...To The Slaughter'. Iron Maiden have sold over 100 million copies of their albums worldwide.

27th February 1960 Paul Humphreys, keyboards and vocals with Liverpool duo Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark who released their debut single, 'Electricity, in 1979, and gained popularity throughout Europe with the 1980 anti-war song 'Enola Gay'.

27th February 1964 Derek McKenzie from British group The Shamen who had the 1992 UK No1 single 'Ebeneezer Goode'.

Ewan Venal, from Scottish group Deacon Blue who had the 1988 UK No8 single 'Real Gone Kid' plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles.

27th February 1971 Rozonda Thomas, Chilli, singer with American girl group TLC. They scored nine top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including four No1 singles, 'Creep', 'Waterfalls', 'No Scrubs', and 'Unpretty'. Their 1999 US No1 album 'Fanmail' spent 57 weeks on the UK chart. Having sold over 65 million records worldwide, TLC is the best-selling American girl group.

27th February 1973 Peter Andre, singer and former actor and reality TV star who had the 1996 UK No1 single 'I Feel You', and the 1996 UK No1 album 'Natural'.

27th February 1981 Josh Groban, US singer, who had the 2002 US No7 & UK No28 album ‘Josh Groban’ and the 2004 US No1 album 'Closer'. Groban was America's top selling artist of 2007.