Rock 'n' Roll History for
November 27






1958 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
Elvis Presley is promoted to Private First Class in the US Army. His rank would rise to Specialist Fourth Class on June 1, 1959 and to Sergeant on January 20, 1960.

1961 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
Patsy' Cline's rendition of the Willie Nelson tune "Crazy" peaks at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. It would be the biggest of her four records to cross over to the Pop chart from the Country chart where it reached #2. The tune would later be ranked at #85 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

1963 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
Elvis' movie Fun in Acapulco, co-starring Ursula Andress, debuts across North America. While some exterior shots were filmed on location, Elvis' scenes were all done in Hollywood. The King never set foot in Acapulco, Mexico in his life.

1965 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
The Lovin' Spoonful's "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" and The Vogues' "5 O'clock World" enter the US record charts.

1967 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
Capitol Records releases The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" LP in the US. It would rise to number one on the Billboard chart, where it would stay for eight weeks and be nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Album in 1968. (It lost to Glen Campbell's "By The Time I Get To Phoenix")

November 27
The Association were presented with a Gold record for their hit, "Never My Love", which had risen to #2 in the US.

1968 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
Steppenwolf's first album, which includes their biggest hits, "Born to Be Wild" and "Magic Carpet Ride", is certified Gold.

1970 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
George Harrison releases his first post-Beatles album, "All Things Must Pass", produced by Phil Spector and featuring Eric Clapton, Dave Mason, Ringo Starr and Jim Gordon. The triple disc set would go on to be certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA, making it the best selling album by a solo Beatle.

1976 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
Brian Wilson appears on NBC-TV's Saturday Night Live, where he performs "Back Home", "Love Is A Woman" and "Good Vibrations".

November 27
"20 Golden Greats" by Glen Campbell started a six week run at the top of the UK album chart. It would be Glen's biggest selling album in Great Britain, staying on the chart for 27 weeks.

1981 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
The British Phonographic Industry, with the endorsement of Rock stars like Elton John, Gary Numan, Cliff Richard, 10cc and the Boomtown Rats, places advertisements in the British press claiming that "Home taping is wiping out music."

November 27
A concert by The Allman Brothers Band and The Grateful Dead, scheduled at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida, is canceled because only 10,000 of 60,000 tickets have been sold. When the two groups played together in New York eight years ago, they drew over 600,000.

1982 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
Lionel Richie reaches the top of the Billboard singles chart with "Truly", his first solo effort since leaving The Commodores.

1985 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
42 year old Allan Ramsay, the original bassist for Gary Lewis And The Playboys, was killed when the Beechcraft C90 twin turbo prop he was piloting crashed in Rhode Island.

1989 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
Stevie Wonder joins Paul McCartney on stage at Paul's Los Angeles concert to sing their 1982 duet, "Ebony and Ivory".

1992 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
Neil Diamond's Christmas Special debuts on HBO. The one-hour show featured Diamond performing many of the favorites heard on "The Christmas Album" while joined by such diverse vocal ensembles as a doo-wop group, a children's choir and a mixed chorale. The LP became a Top 10, Platinum best-seller.

2001 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
Elvis Presley was inducted into The Gospel Association Hall Of Fame, an organization dedicated exclusively to recognizing meaningful contributions by individuals in all forms of Gospel music. Other notable inductees are Pat Boone, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Al Green.

2005 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
Joe Jones, a musician and producer who sang the 1961 Billboard #3 hit "You Talk Too Much" and went on to become an independent music publisher and advocate for Black artists' rights, passed away at the age of 79. .

2006 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
Alan 'Fluff' Freeman, one of the UK's most popular radio broadcasters, died after a short illness, at the age of 79.

2008 - ClassicBands.com

November 27
Cliff Richard and The Shadows announced that they would reunite for an arena tour in 2009 to celebrate their 50th anniversary.






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