Today In Music History: 03/27/17

Fergie, from the Black Eyed Peas, is 42, Mariah Carey is 47 and Tony Banks, from Genesis, turns 67 today.

Let’s get it going with some Elvis. It was on this day in 1962 that the King  recorded “Return To Sender.” 

5 years later in New York City, the Young Rascals recorded “Groovin.'”

Ray Stevens released “The Streak,” on this day in 1974. It was #1 here in the U.S. and #1 in the U.K.

Eric had told George he loved her, and George had said, “then you can have her.” It happened on this day in 1979, Eric Clapton married George Harrison’s ex-wife, Pattie Boyd, for whom Clapton wrote the song, “Layla.” The wedding took place in Tucson, Arizona with George, Ringo and Paul in attendance. The marriage lasted nine years.

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(Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

“I Love Rock ‘N Roll” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts was the #1 song on this day in 1982. It was #1 for 7 weeks in a row.

In Los Angeles, on the rooftop of the Republic Liquor Store, on this day in 1987, U2 filmed their video for “Where the Streets Have No Name.”

I know this isn’t music, but there is some historical value. It was on this day in 1998 that the F.D.A. approved the prescription drug Viagra. 

And finally, some more Elvis news. It was  on this day in 2006, that Graceland was declared a U.S. national historic landmark.

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(Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)


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