Good Morning, Trivia Buffs! It is one of the more boring days in rock history, I have to admit. Nevertheless, we press on here in The Mermaid Lounge.
Here’s today’s lesson:
January 27, 1956: Elvis Presley made his TV debut on The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show where he sang Blue Suede Shoes and Heartbreak Hotel.
January 27, 1965: The Moody Blues reached #1 in the UK with Go Now.
Also on this day, The Who made their UK television debut when they appeared on Ready, Steady, Go! to promote their single, I Can’t Explain.
January 27, 1967: The Four Tops performed at the Royal Albert Hall.
January 27, 1971: The Bee Gees recorded How Can You Mend A Broken Heart at International Broadcasting Company Studios in London.
January 27, 1974: Paul McCartney & Wings released the song Jet.
January 27, 1977: Pink Floyd’s tenth studio album, Animals, entered the UK charts at #2.
January 27, 1978: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours LP goes to #1 on the UK Album chart.
Born On This Day
January 27, 1943: Brian Keenan, drummer for the Chambers Brothers and Manfred Mann, was born in New York City.
January 27, 1946: Rick Allen, bassist for The Box Tops was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.
January 27, 1949: Eddie Bayers, drummer for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band was born in Patuxent, Maryland.
January 27 1968: Sarah McLachlan was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
That is all. We’ll be back soon with today’s musical line-up!