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This Day in Rock History: September 27th

This Day in Rock History: September 27th

Time to take a look back into this day in rock history: September 27

The TV debut of the Beach Boys on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ where they performed their first No.1 single ‘I Get Around’ and ‘Wendy’.

That’s a wrap for Rory Storm from the group Rory Storm and the Hurricanes who died  died aged 32 after taking an overdose of sleeping pills.  It was a suicide pact with his mother. Ringo Starr was with Storm before joining the Beatles.

Scottish guitarist Jimmy McCullough died from a heroin overdose in his London apartment at just 26 years of age. He was with Stone The Crows, Thunderclap Newman and then Wings for a three year stint before moving on to Small Faces. McCulloch the youngest guitarist to ever play on a UK No.1 single when ‘Something in the Air’ by Thunderclap Newman went to No.1 in 1969. He was just sixteen years old at the time.

Legendary record producer Phil Spector was formally charged with murder in the February3, 2003 shooting of b-movie actress Lana Clarkson. He was convicted in April, 2009 and spent the rest of his life in prison.

Marty Balin, best known as the founder and one of the lead singers of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, died at the age of 76. Airplane had the hot 1967 singles ‘White Rabbit’ “Somebody to Love”. Balin was with Jefferson Airplane at the Monterrey Pop festival in 1967 and at the Woodstock in 1969, but took a few bad hits at the ill-fated Altamont concert starring the Rolling Stones.

Mike Olszewski

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