Today In Music History 03/27/18

Today in Music History 03/27/18

March 27, 2018
Mariah Caret

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Happy Birthday going out to my pops, turning 77 today!!! Tony Banks from Genesis, Mariah Carey and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas are also celebrating BDAYS.

On this day in 1967, The Young Rascals record "Groovin'." Their record company didn't want to release the song and it took a DJ to convince them. The song went on to be a No.1 for four weeks.

On this day in 1972, Elvis Presley recorded what would be his last major hit, "Burning Love," which would hit No.2 on the US chart. The song that kept it out of the #1 spot was "My Ding-a-ling" by Chuck Berry.

Eric Clapton marries George Harrison's ex-wife Pattie Boyd, on this day in 1979. She was the inspiration of many songs including Clapton's "Layla." Harrison attended the wedding and remains friends with Clapton.

On this day in 1982 "I Love Rock 'N Roll" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts was the #1 song.

On this day in 1984, Bryan Adams hits the studio to record "Run To You," for his fourth studio album, Reckless. The album goes on to sell over 5 million copies in the US.

Sammy Hagar makes his first appearance as Van Halen's lead singer, on this day in 1986, when the group begins their tour in Shreveport,Louisiana. They played mostly new songs off 5150 and only a few of the Van Halen classics. Despite that, the tour still ended up being the biggest of the year, and 5150 became Van Halen's first #1 album.

And finally, it was on this day in 1987, that U2 play a rooftop concert in Los Angeles to film their video for "Where The Streets Have No Name." Thousands of onlookers gather and police order the band to stop playing.