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Today in Oldies Music History: May 27

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Today In Oldies Music History: May 27

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Births

1932: Junior Parker
1935: Ramsey Lewis
1935: Rudy Lewis (The Drifters)
1939: Don Williams
1943: Cilla Black
1944: Lenny Davidson (The Dave Clark Five)
1947: Peter Knight (Steeleye Span)
1947: Marty Kristian (The New Seekers)
1948: Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship)

Deaths

1933: Jimmie Rodgers

Events

1960: Frank Sinatra makes his television debut on NBC-TV's Star Spangled Revue special, hosted by Bob Hope.
1961: Johnny Cash guest stars on tonight's "The Deathly Quiet" episode of NBC-TV's little-remembered Henry Fonda Western The Deputy.
1962: At the Grammy Awards in New York, Andy Williams' "Moon River," from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, is named both Record and Song of the Year.
1964: Eleven schoolboys are suspended from a grammar school in Coventry, England, for showing up with Mick Jagger-style haircuts.
1966: The Exploding Plastic Inevitable show, featuring the Velvet Underground and the Mothers of Invention, plays its first gig on the West Coast, at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium.
1966: Before his concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Bob Dylan welcomes the Beatles again in his dressing room; Paul, anxious to impress the singer, plays him an early, electronic version of a track that would later become "Tomorrow Never Knows." "Oh, I get it, you don't want to be cute anymore," Dylan laughs, and leaves the room.
1967: Columbia and RCA announce plans to raise the price of long-playing LP (33 rpm) records one dollar to a high of $4.98.
1974: Lisa Marie Presley, then five, meets an 11-year-old Michael Jackson for the first time when Elvis brings her to the Jackson 5 show at the Sahara in Vegas.
1989: Celebrated anti-communist labor leader Lech Walesa presents Stevie Wonder with a "Badge of Solidarity" from his native Poland.
1989: For the first time since 1975, Chicago and the Beach Boys begin a joint headlining tour of the US, with Brian Wilson joining his old group on some of the dates.
1994: The Eagles reunite after 14 years, giving a two-and-a-half-hour performance in Burbank, CA, including two encores and a finale of "Desperado."
1999: Lionel Richie and wife Diane Alexander become the proud parents of their first child, Miles Brockman.
2004: The Bee Gees are made Commanders of the Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace; Maurice's son Adam accepts on behalf of his father, who'd just died six months earlier.

Releases

1957: Buddy Holly and the Crickets, "That’ll Be The Day"
1963: The Beatles, "From Me To You"
1963: Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Recording

1957: Buddy Holly: "Not Fade Away," "Everyday"
1963: Elvis Presley: "What Now, What Next, Where To," "Witchcraft," "Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers," "Love Me Tonight," "Memphis, Tennessee," "Long Lonely Highway," "Western Union"
1966: Elvis Presley: "So High," "Farther Along," "By And By," "In The Garden," "Beyond The Reef," "Somebody Bigger Than You And I," "Without Him"

Charts

1947: Ted Weems' "Heartaches" hits #1
1967: The Bar-Kays' "Soul Finger" enters the charts
1972: The Chi-Lites' "Oh Girl" hits #1

Certifications

1971: The Bells' "Stay Awhile" is certified gold
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