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1957, The Crickets started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart 
with 'That'll Be The Day'. A No.3 hit in the US where it went on to sell over a 
million. 
1962, The Shadows scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Out Of The Shadows.' 
1963, Touring Sweden, The Beatles performed three shows at the Cirkus in 
Goteborg, Sweden. 

1966, The Four Tops were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Reach Out I'll 
Be There.' The group's only UK No.1 
1969, Muddy Waters was seriously injured in a car crash in Champagne, Illinois. 
Three people were killed in the accident. 
1970, Black Sabbath played their first ever-live show in the US when they 
kicked of a 16-date tour at Glassboro State College. 
1973, Gladys Knight and the Pips started a two week run at No.1 on the US 
singles chart with 'Midnight Train To Georgia'. It was the group's 18th Top 40 
hit and first No.1. 
1973, Mott the Hoople supported by Aerosmith appeared at The Orpheum Theatre, 
Boston. 
1975, The unknown Bruce Springsteen had the rare honour of simultaneous covers 
on both Time and Newsweek magazines in the US. 
1977, Baccara were at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'Yes Sir, I Can 
Boogie'. They were the first Spanish act to score a UK No.1, and first female 
duo to do so. 

1979, During a US tour Elton John collapsed on stage at Hollywood's Universal 
Amphitheatre suffering from exhaustion. 
1980, Former T Rex member Steve Took, choked to death on a cherry stone, after 
some magic mushrooms he had eaten, numbed all sensation in his throat. 
1984, During a US tour, The Grateful Dead allocated a specific recording area 
for fans to bootleg the show; tonight's gig was in Berkeley, California. 
1984, Big Country went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Steel Town' the 
bands only No.1 album. 
1988, U2's film 'Rattle And Hum', received its world wide premiere in the 
group's hometown Dublin. 
1988, Def Leppard played the final show on their 232-date Hysteria world tour 
at the Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington. 

1989, U2 bass player Adam Clayton was convicted of a drink driving offence by a 
Dublin court after being found driving twice over the legal limit. He was fined 
£500 and banned from driving for 1 year 
1990, 'A Little Time' by The Beautiful South was at No.1 on the UK singles 
chart. The group were formed by ex-Housemartins Paul Heaton and Dave 
Hemmingway. 
1990, Janet Jackson scored her fourth US No.1 single with 'Black Cat', a No.15 
hit in the UK. 
1990, Michael Waite from Musical Youth was jailed for four years for his part 
in a robbery. 
1990, Paul Simon started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The 
Rhythm Of The Saints' his third UK No.1 solo album. 
1991, EMF were named 'Best British Group' at the Smash Hits Poll Winners 
awards. Kylie Minogue won the 'Worst Female singer' award. 
1992, Bo Diddley took his ex-manager to court claiming he had taken $75,000 
through unauthorised personal expenses. 
1997, 34-year old John Hector was arrested in Toronto, Canada and charged with 
criminal harassment after stalking U2 bass player Adam Clayton. 
1998, UK page three model turned singer, Samantha Fox was arrested for alleged 
drink driving. 
1999, Coldplay kicked off an 11 date UK tour at Liverpool Royal Court Theatre. 
2000, Lonnie Donegan went to Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE for his 
services to pop music. Lonnie pioneered skiffle in the 1950's and inspired a 
generation of teenagers to start bands. 

2002, Foo Fighters scored their first UK No.1 album with 'One By One.' 
2005, The distributor of rapper 50 Cent's new film said it would remove posters 
advertising the film after complaints they glorify gun violence. Posters for 
'Get Rich or Die Tryin' showed 50 Cent holding a gun in his left hand and a 
microphone the other. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich wrote to 
Paramount Pictures urging them to take down the posters. The company said it 
had taken down one poster near a Los Angeles nursery school, and planned to 
remove more. 
2007, Keith Richards marched with campaigners protesting against possible 
Sussex hospital cuts. The Stones guitarist joined 15,000 people for the walk 
through Chichester to oppose plans which could see St Richard's Hospital 
downgraded. A spokeswoman for the guitarist said: "Keith is a long-standing 
member of the West Wittering community and is pleased to lend his support to 
local efforts to save St Richard's Hospital." 

2007, Howard Donald was forced to miss a show on the band's Beautiful World 
European tour after suffering a chest injury while on stage. The Take That 
singer was recovering in hospital in Austria after sustaining the injury during 
an earlier concert. 

2007, Former Moloko singer Roisin Murphy was recovering in hospital after 
damaging her eye socket during a show in Russia. The singer hit her head on a 
chair during the show at Moscow's Ikra Club and was rushed to hospital for 
surgery. A spokesman said she lost "a lot of blood" and had severe concussion, 
but her vision was unaffected and she was "recovering well". 

2009, Eric Clapton pulled out of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert in New York 
City after he underwent an operation to remove gallstones. His place at the 
Madison Square Garden gig was taken by Jeff Beck. 
October 27th: Born on this day

1949, Born on this day, Byron Allred, keyboards, Steve Miller Band, (1974 US 
No.1 & 1990 UK No.1 single 'The Joker') 

1949, Born on this day, Garry Tallent, bass player for Bruce Springsteen's E 
Street Band, (1984 US No.2 & 1985 UK No.4 single 'Dancing In The Dark'). 
1951, Born on this day, Ken Downing, guitar, Judas Priest, (1980 UK No.12 
single 'Living After Midnight', 1980 UK No.4 album 'British Steel'). 
1953, Born on this day, Peter Dodd, guitar, The Thompson Twins, (1984 UK No.2 
single 'You Take Me Up', 1984 US No.3 single, 'Hold Me Now'). 

1958, Born on this day, Hazell Dean, UK singer, (1988 UK No.4 single 'Who's 
Leaving Who'). 

1958, Born on this day, Simon Le Bon, vocals, Duran Duran, (1983 UK No.1 single 
'Is There Something I Should Know', plus 25 other UK Top 40 singles, 1984 US 
No.1 single 'The Reflex'), Arcadia, (1985 UK No.7 single 'Election Day'). 
1967, Born on this day, Scott Weiland, vocals, Stone Temple Pilots, (1993 UK 
No.23 single 'Plush'). Velvet Revolver, (2004 US No.1 & UK No.11 album 
'Contraband'). 

1982, Born on this day, Keri Lynn Hilson, American R&B singer and songwriter, 
part of a collective of writers and producers known as The Clutch. 

1984, Born on this day, Kelly Osbourne, (2002 UK No.3 single 'Papa Don't 
Preach', 2003 UK No.1 with Ozzy Osbourne, 'Changes'.  

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