May 27 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
May 27

1962 : At the Grammy Awards in New York, Andy Williams' "Moon River" from the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany"'s, is named both Record and Song of the Year.

1964 : Eleven schoolboys are suspended from a grammar school in Coventry, England, for showing up with Mick Jagger-style haircuts.

1966 : The Exploding Plastic Inevitable Show, featuring The Velvet Underground and the Mothers of Invention, plays its first gig on the West Coast, at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium.

1971 : The Bells' "Stay Awhile" is certified gold.

1987 : U2's concert in Rome sets off earthquake alarms as a result of the noise level.

1994 : After a 14 year hiatus, The Eagles reunite for a show in Burbank, California, closing the show with Desperado. They will soon launch their "Hell Freezes Over" tour, which becomes the first tour to charge more than $100 for a substantial number of tickets.

2004 : The Bee Gees are made Commanders of the Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace; Maurice's son Adam accepts on behalf of his father, who'd just died six months earlier.

2012 : Lady Gaga is forced to cancel a scheduled concert performance in Jakarta, Indonesia, after Islamic protesters threaten to stop the show themselves. Bearing banners saying "Go to hell, Lady Gaga", Islamic protesters cite that the singer's alleged loose morals and revealing costumes would corrupt their youth. It should be noted that the island of Bali remains a predominantly Hindu enclave within Indonesia, with much of the rest of the population Islam, Christian or Sikh.

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