April 27 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
April 27

1956 : Capitol Records signs Gene Vincent, intending to market him as the next Elvis.

1957 : Elvis Presley makes his second and last appearance outside of the US, wearing his classic gold lame suit for the last time as he plays "Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens".

1970 : John Lennon's explicit "Bag One" lithographs are returned to the London Arts Gallery exhibition after a High Court judge rules them "unlikely to deprave or corrupt".

1976 : After a trip to Moscow, David Bowie is detained in vain on a train at the Poland-Russian border by customs officers who don't appreciate his collection of Nazi books and mementos. Bowie claims he is researching a film on Joseph Goebbels, and is released after a few hours.

1979 : Stevie Wonder makes a surprise appearance at a Duke Ellington tribute concert held at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus. Wonder performs his Ellington encomium "Sir Duke" along with Ellington's "C-Jam Blues".

1994 : San Francisco's legendary rock venue the Fillmore Auditorium reopens, with performances by The Smashing Pumpkins and American Music Club.

1999 : The Lollapalooza festival tour is cancelled for the second consecutive year.

2003 : Iggy Pop reunites with The Stooges for the first time in 30 years to close out the Coachella festival. In 2010, the Stooges enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2004 : Elton John publicly responds to American Idol's snub of Jennifer Hudson by declaring the call-in voters "incredibly racist".

2006 : 62-year-old Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones falls out of a palm tree while vacationing in Fiji and goes to the hospital with a concussion, creating a rare news event on the island.

2008 : A nearly naked photo of 15-year-old Miley Cyrus makes the entertainment news when it appears in Vanity Fair. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, the photo is more tasteful than scandalous, revealing Miley's back but not much else. Cyrus, under contract with Disney, later claims she was coerced into taking the photo.

2008 : Prince makes the crowd go crazy by covering Radiohead during an epic headlining set after being a last-minute addition to the Coachella Festival.

2009 : Pearl Jam bass player Jeff Ament is robbed outside the Atlanta studio where the band is recording. Thieves steal cash and equipment in the attack, which is reported by Rolling Stone.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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