Rock 'n' Roll History for
May 27






1957 - ClassicBands.com

May 27
"That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly And The Crickets is released. The song would reach #1 in the UK and #3 in the US and was later ranked at #39 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. In 2005, the recording was placed in the National Recording Registry, a list of sound recordings that "are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States."

1964 - ClassicBands.com

May 27
Eleven young boys were suspended from a school in Coventry, England for having Mick Jagger style haircuts.

1967 - ClassicBands.com

May 27
Otis Redding's backup band, The Bar-Kays, enter the US charts with "Soul Finger", an instrumental that will peak at #3 R&B and #17 Pop. Six months later, four members of the band died in the plane crash that killed Redding.

May 27
Columbia and RCA Victor, two of America's biggest record labels, announce that they will raise the list price of L.P.s by one dollar on June 1st. It's the first increase since 1953.

1971 - ClassicBands.com

May 27
The Canadian light Rock group, The Bells were awarded a Gold record for "Stay Awhile", thanks in part to the sexy, breathy vocals of singers Cliff Edwards and Jackie Ralphs.

1977 - ClassicBands.com

May 27
Virgin Records releases the anti-establishment anthem "God Save The Queen" by The Sex Pistols. UK sales will reach over 150,000 in the first five days, despite the fact that major retailers refuse to sell the record and the BBC bans it from air-play. Against all odds, the single still reached #2 on the UK singles chart.

1989 - ClassicBands.com

May 27
The Beach Boys and Chicago began touring together for the first time in 14 years. Brian Wilson joined the group for a few shows during the tour.

1994 - ClassicBands.com
May 27
The Eagles reunite at a Burbank, California concert, ending a fourteen year break-up. The two-and-a-half-hour show ended with two encores capped by "Desperado".

2004 - ClassicBands.com

May 27
The Bee Gees were honored at Buckingham Palace during and emotional ceremony in which Prince Charles made the trio Commanders of the Order of the British Empire. Both Barry and Robin were on hand, while Maurice's son, 28 year old Adam, accepted the award on his late father's behalf.

2015 - ClassicBands.com

May 27
A U.S. District Judge granted a motion for class certification in a lawsuit against Sirius-XM over its performance of pre-1972 sound recordings. The suit, originally launched by Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan (Flo and Eddie) of The Turtles, was now open to anyone who owns a pre-1972 recording that got played on Sirius-XM's satellite radio service after August 21, 2009.






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