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June 27, 2019

2018 - Joe Jackson, patriarch of the Jackson family and former manager of the Jackson Five, died at 89. 

2015 - Yes co-founder and bassist Chris Squire died of leukemia at age 67.

2012 - Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was arrested in Czechoslovakia for manslaughter after surrendering to authorities there.  He was accused of causing the accidental death of a fan who rushed on stage during a 2010 performance there. The fan fell to the floor and died days later of a head injury.  Blythe was tried and acquitted in 2013.

2012 - One of the original Mouseketeers, Don Grady, passed away from cancer. He was 68.

2011 - Beyonce caused a sensation at Harrods of London when she appeared with Piers Morgan to buy a copy of her own album, 4.

2009 - The Black Eyed Peas had the number-one album in the country with The E.N.D.

2006 Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose was arrested in Sweden after drunkenly assaulting a hotel security guard.

2005 - The Supreme Court ruled that file-sharing networks were liable for copyright infringements when they create and distribute software that allows users to illegally swap MP3s.

2004 - The number-one album in the country was the Beastie Boys’ To the 5 Boroughs.

2002 The Who bassist John Entwhistle was found dead in a Las Vegas hotel room one day before the start of The Who’s U.S. tour.  He was 57.  He died of a heart attack brought on by cocaine use.

2001 - Country singer Tracy Lawrence and wife Becca welcomed a baby daughter, Skylar JoAnnLawrence. She is the couple’s first child.

2000 - A San Francisco appeals court ruled the Rolling Stones improperly borrowed “Love in Vain” and “Stop Breakin’ Down” from Robert Johnson. The Stones’ former record label had wrongly assumed the songs were public domain.

2000 - Singer Marc Anthony headlined a benefit concert for the Ronald McDonald House of New York at Radio City Music Hall.

1998 - Tickets for a series of six Garth Brooks concerts sold out in 11 minutes.

1993 - Singer Lyle Lovett married actress Julia Roberts in Marion, Indiana.  They divorced two years later.

1989 - The Who performed the rock opera, Tommy, in its entirety for the first time in 17 years at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

1989 - Tom Jones was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1988 - MCA Records bought Motown Records for 61 million dollars.

1988 - Cyndi Lauper finally got her high school diploma from Richmond High in New York.

1988 - Debbie Gibson got her high school diploma from Calhoun High on Long Island, New York.

1987 Whitney Houston became the first female solo artist to reach number one with three hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 from her self-titled debut.  The album topped the Billboard 200 for 14 weeks in 1986.  She also became the first woman to enter the Billboard album chart at #1, with the same album.

1982 - Virgin Music Publishing reached an out-of-court settlement with Police bassist Sting on a 1977 contract.

1978 - The band Kansas became UNICEF’s first deputy goodwill ambassadors.

1972 - Neil Diamond had the number one single with “Song Sung Blue.”

1971 - The Fillmore East in New York City officially closed. The final lineup was J. Geils BandBeach BoysThe Allman Brothers Band and Mountain.

1970 - CrosbyStillsNash and Young released “Ohio.” The song was written about the Kent State massacre.

1970 - Queen played their first show, in Cornwall, England, still billed a Smile.

1968 - Elvis Presley appeared on his famous "comeback special" on NBC television, clad in black leather and performing for a mostly female audience.

1966 - The number one song was “Strangers In the Night” by Frank Sinatra.

1965 - The TV music show Where The Action Is premiered.

1964 - Peter And Gordon’s single, “A World Without Love,” was the number one song. It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

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