On This Day, November 27 In Music History


On this day November 27 in 1967 – The Beatles released their double EP ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ in the US which also served as the soundtrack to their TV film of the same name.

1969 – The Rolling Stones performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The show was recorded and parts of it were included in the band’s live album ‘Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out’ which became a chart-topper in the UK.

1970 – George Harrison released his third solo studio album ‘All Things Must Pass’ on this day November 27 in music history. The album peaked at No.1 in eight countries worldwide and it features the chart-topping singles ‘My Sweet Lord’/’Isn’t It a Pity’ and ‘What Is Life’.

1976 – American musician Glen Campbell started a six-week stint at the top of the UK Albums chart with his greatest hits compilation ’20 Golden Greats’.

1982 – With ‘Truly’Lionel Richie started a two-week run at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on this day November 27. Also a chart-topper in Canada and a No.6 hit in the UK.

1982 – With their double compilation album ‘The Singles – The First Ten Years’, pop group ABBA reached No.1 in the UK.

1993 – Meat Loaf made a fifth comeback at the top of the UK Albums chart with ‘Bat Out of Hell II – Back Into Hell’. He topped the chart until the end of year (five weeks).

1999 – Country music singer Faith Hill topped the US Billboard 200 chart with her fourth studio album ‘Breathe’ on this day November 27.

1999 – With her first English-language greatest hits compilation ‘All the Way…A Decade of Song’, Canadian pop star Celine Dion topped the UK Albums chart.

1999 – The number one single in the United Kingdom on this day November 27  in music history was ‘King of My Castle’ by the electronic music producer Wamdue Project.

2004 – With his fifth studio album ‘Encore’, rapper Eminem went to number one in the United States. The album was an international hit and it also reached No.1 in eight other countries, including the UK and Canada.

2004 – Girl group Girls Aloud topped the UK Singles chart with their rendition of The Pretenders song ‘I’ll Stand by You’ on this day November 27.

2005 – American R&B singer, songwriter, and arranger Joseph “Joe” Jones died at the age of 79. Best remembered for his 1960 hit song ‘You Talk Too Much’.

Joe Jones – You Talk Too Much

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– American pop music singer and composer Al Alberts died on this day November 27 at the age of 87.

2010 – Pop group Take That started a six-week stint at No.1 on the UK Albums chart with ‘Progress’, their fifth consecutive domestic chart-topper.

2010  – Hip hop group Fast East Movement featuring The Cataracs and Dev returned to number one on the US Singles chart with ‘Like a G6’ on this day November 27 in music history.

2010 – Scottish singer Susan Boyle started a two-week run at No.1 on the US Billboard 200 with her second studio album ‘The Gift’. It also reached No.1 in the UK, Canada, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.

2010 – With ‘I Love You More’, British boy band JLS scored their fourth domestic chart-topping single on this day November 27.

2012 – American guitarist and one half of the R&B duo Mickey & SylviaMacHouston “Mickey” Baker died at the age of 87.

2021 – Taylor Swift topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with a re-recorded version of her own 2012 song ‘All Too Well’ on this day November 27. She also took the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart on this day November 27 with her second re-recorded album ‘Red’.


1935 -Drummer, songwriter, and co-founder of the band Booker T. & the M.G.’sAlbert “Al” Jackson was born in Memphis, Tennessee on this day November 27 in music history.

1941 – Country music singer-songwriter and guitarist Edward “Eddie” Rabbitt was born on this day in Brooklyn, New York.

1942 – American guitarist, singer and songwriter Jimi Hendrix was born Johnny Allen Hendrix on this day November 27 in Seattle, Washington. He’s regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

1945 – American multi-genre trumpeter, flugelhorn player, and composer Randal “Randy” Brecker was born in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.

1952 – Bassist and guitarist Daryl Stuermer was born on this day November 27 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Best known for his work with the rock band Genesis and Phil Collins.

1953 – Pioneer of Russian rock music Boris Grebenshchikov was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union. He rose to fame as the founder and frontman of the band Aquarium.

1959 – Founding member and guitarist of the rock band Simple MindsCharlie Burchill was born in Glasgow, Scotland on this day November 27 in music history.

1960 – Grammy Award-winning jazz orchestra leader and pianist Maria Lynn Schneider was born on this day in Windom, Minnesota.

1961 – Co-founder and drummer of the punk rock band Babes in ToylandLori Barbero was born on this day November 27 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1962 – American drummer Michael “Mike” Bordin was born today in San Francisco, California. He came to prominence as a member of the rock band Faith No More.

1962 – American musician Charles “Charlie” Benante was born on this day November 27 in The Bronx, New York. Best known as the drummer for the thrash metal band Anthrax.

1965 – Guitarist, vocalist, and co-founder of the rock band Hothouse Flowers, Fiachna Ó Braonáin was born in Dublin, Ireland.

1970 – One half of the hip hop duo Das EFXWilliam “Willie” Hines also known by his stage name Skoob was born in Brooklyn, New York on this day November 27 in music history.

1973 – American rapper and record producer Carl Terrell Mitchell also known professionally as Twista was born in Chicago, Illinois.

1979 – English singer-songwriter, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist Michael “Mike” Skinner was born on this day November 27 in London.

1979 – American violinist, orchestra leader and conductor Hilary Hahn was born on this day in Lexington, Vriginia.

1980 – Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene was born on this day November 27 in Salinas, California.

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