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February 27

Music History for Thursday, 2/27/20

2015 - Brownstone R&B singer Charmayne Maxwell died at age 46 when she fell on a broken wine glass and lacerated her neck.

2013 - Richard Street, a member of The Temptations, died of pulmonary embolism in Las Vegas. He was 70.

2013 - Stone Temple Pilots fired their lead singer, Scott Weiland.

2013 - The Grand Ole Opry aired from the Country Radio Seminar for the first time at the Nashville Convention Center. Brad PaisleyDustin LynchDarius RuckerKacey MusgravesLittle Big Town and Scotty McCreery were part of the lineup.

2013 - Richard Street of The Temptations died. He was 70.

2012 - The Cranberries released their sixth studio album, Roses. It was the band’s first studio release in 10 years.

2011 - Randy Newman won Best Original Song at the Academy Awards for "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3.

2010 - U2 made twice as much money from touring, record sales and royalties than anyone else in 2009, with a haul of $109 million. Bruce Springsteen brought in $58 million, followed by Madonna with $47 millionand AC/DC with $44 million.

2009 - Jamey Johnson and Shooter Jennings taped an installment of CMT Crossroads in Nashville.

2005 - Nelly and Tim McGraw teamed up for their number 1 U.K. song "Over and Over."

2004 - A judge in Chicago dismissed seven of the 21 child pornography charges against R. Kelly. The R&B singer’s defense was that the law to prevent solicitation of a minor to appear in a sex tape wasn’t in effect yet.

2001 - Carlos Santana received the keys to Autlan de Navarro, Mexico –- where he spent his youth -- when he visited there after a 46-year absence. Santana also unveiled a plaque that named him the town's "favorite son."

2000 The Beach Boys: An American Family TV mini-series premiered on ABC.

1999 - Vince Gill paid tribute to 87-year-old dobro player, Brother Oswald, on stage on the Grand Ole Opry.

1998 - Vince Neil of Motley Crue announced he was releasing a 60-minute home video of him having sex with two porno stars.

1997 - James Brown asked talk show hostess Rolanda White to marry him during the taping of one of her shows. She didn't.

1995 - Madonna was at number one with "Take A Bow."

1992 - Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" began its 15th consecutive week atop the U.S. singles chart, setting a new record.

1991 - James Brown was released from a South Carolina prison after serving two years of a six-year sentence for leading police on a two-state car chase and resisting arrest.

1988 - George Michael had his sixth U.S. number one single with "Father Figure."

1984 - The Jacksons' Pepsi commercial premiered on MTV.

1980 - Michael Jackson won his first Grammy for Best R&B Performance for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough."

1980 - "What A Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers won Grammys for both Record and Song of the Year.

1977 - Keith Richards' Toronto hotel suite was raided by Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Richards was arrested and charged with possession of heroin with the intent to traffic and possess cocaine. He was released on $25,000 bail.

1971 - Though she had been dead five months, Janis Joplin started a nine-week run atop the album chart with Pearl.

1970 - Jefferson Airplane was fined for using profanity during a show in Oklahoma City. The fine was $1,000.

1967 - The Pink Floyd recorded their first single, "Arnold Layne," produced by Joe Boyd.

1955 - According to Billboard magazine, the 45-RPM, seven-inch single was outselling the 10-inch 78-RPM format.





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