On This Day, June 27 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 27 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day June 27 in 1958 – With his rendition of ‘On the Street Where You Live’, traditional pop music singer Vic Damone started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK Singles chart.

1960 – Connie Francis started a two-week run at No.1 in the US with ‘Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool’. The song was a chart-topper in Canada, New Zealand, and Norway that year as well.

1964 – With ‘A World Without Love’Peter and Gordon topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on this day June 27 in music history. Also a chart-topper in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the UK that year.

1966 – Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention released their debut studio album ‘Freak Out!’ through Verve Records. In 1999, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

1970 – The Jackson 5 scored their third number one single of the year in the US with ‘The Love You Save’ on this day June 27. They previously topped the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘I Want You Back’ on January 31 and with ‘ABC’ on April 25.

1981 – Heavy metal band Motorhead topped the UK Albums chart with their live LP ‘No Sleep ’till Hammersmith’. Its the band’s first and only chart-topper.

10 Lemmy Kilmister Facts You May Have Not Known

1981 – With ‘One day in Your Life’Michael Jackson started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK Singles chart on this day June 27.

1981 – Kim Carnes returned for a four-week stint at No.1 in the US with ‘Bette Davies Eyes’. She previously topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks starting May 16. Carnes also reached the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart on this day with her sixth studio album ‘Mistaken Identity’.

1987 – Whitney Houston scored her fourth consecutive chart-topper in the US with ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’. The song was a huge hit worldwide and it reached No.1 in over 20 countries. She also started an eleven-week stint at No.1 on the Billboard 200 on this day June 27 in music history with her second studio album ‘Whitney’.

1989 – New wave band The B-52’s released their fifth studio album ‘Cosmic Thing’ on Reprise Records. The album topped the charts in Australia and New Zealand, while in the US and UK it peaked at No.4 and No.8 respectively.

1992 – American guitarist Stefanie Sargent died on this day June 27 at the age of 24 from drug and alcohol abuse. Best remembered as the co-founder and lead guitarist of the punk rock band 7 Year Bitch.

1998 – With their second studio release ‘Talk on Corners’, Irish sibling pop rock band The Corrs reached No.1 on the UK Albums chart for the first time.

2002 – English bassist, vocalist and songwriter John Entwistle died on this day June 27, aged 57. Best known as a longtime member of the rock band The Who.

2006 – American singer Eileen Barton died at the age of 81. Best remembered for her chart-topping 1950 single ‘If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake’.

Eileen Barton – If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake

YouTube player

2009 – With their fifth studio album ‘The E.N.D.’, the Black Eyed Peas topped the US Billboard 200 chart on this day June 27 in music history.

2009 – French record producer and DJ David Guetta featuring singer Kelly Rowland topped the UK Singles chart with ‘When Love Takes Over’.

2009 – Singer and founding member of the group The Three DegreesFayette Pinkey died on this day June 27 at the age of 61.

2015 – Rock band Muse went to number one in the US with their seventh studio album ‘Drones’. The album also reached No.1 in 13 other countries and it won the band a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album.

2015 – English bassist, singer and songwriter Christopher “Chris” Squire died on this day June 27, aged 67. Best remembered as a founding member of the progressive rock band Yes.

2019 – Singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen reached the top spot on the UK Albums chart with his nineteenth studio release ‘Western Stars’. His tenth No.1 album in Britain.

2020 – American guitarist and producer Jesse Willard “Pete” Carr died on this day June 27 in music history at the age of 70.

BORN ON THIS DAY JUNE 27 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1925 – Blues singer and songwriter Jerome Solon Felder also known professionally as Doc Pomus was born in Brooklyn, New York City on this day June 27 in music history. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll, Songwriters, and Blues Hall of Fame.

1942 – Singer-songwriter and producer Benjamin Baldwin better known as Bruce Johnston was born on this day in Peoria, Illinois. He rose to fame in 1965 when he replaced Brian Wilson in The Beach Boys for live performances. He has also released one solo album ‘Going Public’.

1945 – American drummer Joseph “Joey” Covington was born in Johnston, Pennsylvania on this day June 27. Best known for his work with the bands Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, and Jefferson Starship.

1947 – American guitarist and songwriter James “Jim” Fuller was born on this day in Monrovia, California. He came to prominence as a member of the surf rock band The Surfaris.

1951 – English drummer and portrait artist Gilson Lavis was born on this day June 27 in Bedford. Best known for playing with bands such as Squeeze, and Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

1958 – Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Lee Pierce was born on this day in Montebello, California. Best known as a founding member and frontman of the rock band The Gun Club.

1958 – Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lisa German was born in Mishawaka, Indiana on this day June 27 in music history. She is best known for her third studio album ‘Geek the Girl’.

1959 – American country music singer and actress Lorrie Morgan was born in Nashville, Tennessee. Best known for the chart-topping singles ‘Five Minutes’, ‘I Didn’t Know My Own Strength’, and ‘What Part of No’.

1970 – English drummer Laurence “Loz” Colbert was born on this day June 27 in Kingston. Best known for playing with bands such as Ride, Supergrass, and The Jesus and Marry Chain.

1976 – American singer and songwriter Leigh Nash was born on this day in New Braunfels, Texas. She rose to fame as the lead singer of Sixpence None the Richer.

<< June 26

June 28 >>