Posted 12 months ago
By Brad Moore
On March 27th, 1964, The Beatles occupied the top six spots in the Australian pop chart.
In 1967, the British music industry awarded John Lennon and Paul McCartney an Ivor Novello Award for writing “Michelle,” the most-performed song in Britain in 1966.
Also in 1967, a riot broke out at a Rolling Stones concert in Halsinborg, Sweden. Five days later, 154 fans were arrested at a similar riot at a Stones concert in Vienna, Austria. Further violence erupted at a Stones concert less than three weeks later in Zurich, Switzerland.
In 1972, Elvis Presley recorded his last major hit, “Burning Love.”
In 1973, Rolling Stone reported Carlos Santana changed his name to Devadip, which means “The Lamp of the Light of the Supreme.” Santana had become a disciple of Sri Chinmoy.
In 1987, U2 filmed the video for “Where The Streets Have No Name” on a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles. Thousands of people showed up and the police had to break up the shoot.
In 1991, Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids On The Block was arrested in Louisville, Kentucky, for allegedly pouring vodka on a hotel carpet and setting it on fire. He pleaded innocent.
In 2002, Milton Berle died after a battle with colon cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He was 93. That same day, Dudley Moore died from a rare brain disorder at his home in Trenton, New Jersey. He was 66. Also that day, filmmaker Billy Wilder died in Los Angeles at the age of 95.
In 2006, Elvis Presley’s Graceland was declared a national historic landmark.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Julian Glover is 78. Actor Jerry Lacy is 77. Actor Austin Pendleton (“Oz,” ”Homicide: Life on the Street”) is 73. Actor Michael York is 71. Keyboardist Tony Banks of Genesis is 63. Keyboardist-guitarist Andrew Farriss of INXS is 54. Saxophonist Dave Koz is 50. Director Quentin Tarantino is 50. Bassist Johnny April of Staind is 48. Actress Pauley Perrette (“NCIS”) is 44. Singer Mariah Carey is 43. Drummer Brendan Hill of Blues Traveler is 43. Actress Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) is 43. Singer Fergie of Black Eyed Peas is 38. Actress Emily Ann Lloyd (“Something So Right”) is 29. Actress Brenda Song (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”) is 25. Singer Kimbra is 23. Actress Taylor Atelian (“According to Jim”) is 18.