Music History for

February 27


1848 - Composer Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry was born.

1967 - Pink Floyd recorded their first single, "Arnold Layne."
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1970 - Jefferson Airplane was fined $1,000 for using profanity during a concert in Oklahoma City.

1976 - Mick Jagger was hospitalized in New York with a respiratory infection.

1977 - Keith Richards' (Rolling Stones) Toronto hotel suite was raided by Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Richards was arrested and charged possession of heroin with the intent to traffic and possession of cocaine. He was release on $25,000 bail.
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1984 - A Pepsi commercial featuring the Jackson's premiered on MTV.
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1990 - Milli Vanilli's Rob Pilatus shared his perspective on life with Time magazine. In the interview he said, "Musically, we're more talented than any Bob Dylan or Paul McCartney. Mick Jagger can't produce a sound. I'm the new Elvis."

1990 - Janet Jackson's first concert tour began in Pensacola, FL. It was the Rhythm Nation World Tour 1990. Tickers were sold to a dress rehearsal concert on February 17.

1991 - James Brown was paroled from prison after serving two years. He had been sentenced to six years in prison after leading police on an interstate car chase.

1997 - James Brown asked talk show hostess Rolanda White to marry him during the taping of one of her shows. She didn't marry him.

1998 - Tommy Lee was released on $500,000 bail after he pled innocent to the charge of abusing his wife and son.
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1998 - Vince Neil of Motley Crue announced an agreement with Internet Entertainment Group and Vivid Video to distribute a 60-minute home video of him having sex with two adult film models in Hawaii.
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2000 - ABC-TV aired the "The Beach Boys" TV movie.