Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

BTD Jun27,1927 Bob Keeshan#BTD Jun27,1927 #BobKeeshan RIP TV producer, actor most notable as the iconic title character of #CaptainKangaroo the show ran from 1955 to 1984. He was the original Clarabell the Clown on the Howdy Doody TV program
BTD Jun27,1935 Doc Pomus#BTD Jun27,1935 #DocPomus (Jerome Felder) RIP singer, songwriter, lyricist 1992 inducted into the @rock_hall of Fame as a non-performer, 1992 @SongwritersHOF and 2012 Blues Hall of Fame @BluesFoundation Co-wrote hits Save the Last Dance for Me", "Viva Las Vegas", "Surrender"
BTD Jun27,1939 Peppinodi Capri#BTD Jun27,1939 #PeppinodiCapri (Giuseppe Faiella) Italian singer, songwriter, pianist successful in Italy & Europe with hits such St. Tropez Twist, Daniela, Torna piccina, Roberta, Melancolie, Freva, Champagne. Opening act for The Beatles in 1965
BTD Jun27,1944 Bruce Johnston#BTD Jun27,1944 #BruceJohnston (Benjamin Baldwin) vocals, songwriter, guitarist The #BeachBoys joined in 1965 for live performances, filling in for the Brian Wilson 1966 #1 "Good Vibrations" @TheBeachBoys and composed the #1 Barry Manilow hit "I Write the Songs"
BTD Jun27,1945 Joey Covington#BTD Jun27,1945 #JoeyCovington (Joseph Michno) RIP drummer with #HotTuna, #JeffersonAirplane and #JeffersonStarship. 1968 Covington co-formed Hot Tuna with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady opening shows for Jefferson Airplane. 1969 Covington replaced Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden
BTD Jun27,1951 Gilson Lavis#BTD Jun27,1951 #GilsonLavis (David Leslie Gilson Lavis) portrait artist, drummer #Squeeze 1979 UK #2 "Cool for Cats", 1979 UK #2 "Up the Junction", +9 UK Top40 singles. Also toured with Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis & Dolly Parton
OTD Jun27,1958 Vic Damone#OTD Jun27,1958 #VicDamone starts a 2wk run at #1 on the UK Singles chart with "On The Street Where You Live" written by Frederick Loewe with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner originally from the 1956 Broadway musical "My Fair Lady"
OTD Jun27,1959 Gogi Grant#OTD Jun27,1959 #GogiGrant is still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "The Wayward Wind" for the 3rd week of a 6wk run at #1
OTD Jun27,1964 Dean Martin#OTD Jun27,1964 #DeanMartin enters the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #72 with "Everybody Loves Somebody" written in 1947 by Sam Coslow, Irving Taylor and pianist Ken Lane; by Aug15,1964 Dino will knock the #Beatles song "A Hard Day’s Night" from the #1 spot
OTD Jun27,1964 Peter and Gordon#OTD Jun27,1964 #PeterandGordon are at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "A World Without Love" written by Paul McCartney; credited to Lennon–McCartney
OTD Jun27,1964 Peter and Gordon#OTD Jun27,1964 #PeterandGordon enter the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #73 with "Nobody I Know" written by Paul McCartney; credited to Lennon–McCartney. Peter and Gordon will peak at #12 in the US on Aug1
OTD Jun27,1964Beatles#OTD Jun27,1964 The #Beatles peak at #97 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles chart with "Sie liebt dich" (The German-language version of the Beatles song She Loves You) written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney with German translated lyrics by Camillo Felgen
OTD Jun27,1965Beatles#OTD Jun27,1965 The #Beatles, touring in Italy, perform 2 shows at the Teatro Adriano, Rome. Opening act #PeppinoDiCapri on his 26th birthday
OTD Jun27,1966Beatles#OTD Jun27,1966 On flight to Japan The #Beatles are forced to make an unscheduled stop in Anchorage, AK because of a typhoon warning in Japan, they had to wait 9 hours until they could continue their flight to Japan
OTD Jun27,1967Doors#OTD Jun27,1967 The #Doors appear at The Paramount Theatre Brooklyn, NY billed at The Doors with Jim Morrison
OTD Jun27,1968 Elvis Presley#OTD Jun27,1968 #ElvisPresley begins filming his comeback TV special “Elvis” at the NBC network TV studios in Burbank, California
OTD Jun27,1968Beatles#OTD Jun27,1968 At Abbey Road studios The #Beatles record 7 takes of "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey" written by John Lennon; credited to Lennon–McCartney @AbbeyRoad
OTD Jun27,1969Denver Pop Festival #OTD Jun27,1969 The #Denver Pop Festival opens at Mile High Stadium with Jimi Hendrix; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Taj Mahal; Love Sculpture; Big Mama Thornton; Joe Cocker; Iron Butterfly; Tim Buckley; Johnny Winter; Sweetwater; Zephyr; Crosby Stills & Nash; 3 Dog Night; AUM
OTD Jun27,1970 CSNY#OTD Jun27,1970 #CSNY #CrosbyStillsNashYoung enter the #Billboard Hot100 Singles charts at #58 with "Ohio" a protest song written & composed by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State shootings of May4,1970. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young will peak at #14 on Aug8
OTD Jun27,1970Jimi Hendrix Experience#OTD Jun27,1970 During a North American tour #JimiHendrix Experience appears at the Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
OTD Jun27,1970Jackson Five#OTD Jun27,1970 The #JacksonFive starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "The Love You Save" written by The Corporation made up of Berry Gordy, Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren and Deke Richards. The Jackson Five's 3rd #1 of the year @Jacksons
OTD Jun27,1970Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music '70 #OTD Jun27,1970 The 3-day #Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music '70 starts in Bath. Led Zeppelin is the headlining act with Canned Heat, Pink Floyd, Steppenwolf, Jefferon Airlplane, Frank Zappa & the mothers of invention, Jonny Winter, Byrds and many other acts
OTD Jun27,1973James Bond#OTD Jun27,1973 The #JamesBond movie "Live and Let Die" opens in theaters. Producers Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli ask Paul McCartney to write the theme song and George Martin writes the score for the film @007
OTD Jun27,1975 Lynyrd Skynyrd#OTD Jun27,1975 #LynyrdSkynyrd 3rd studio album "Nuthin' Fancy" is certified Gold. By Jul21,1987 Lynyrd Skynyrd's LP will be certified Platinum. 1st Lynyrd Skynyrd LP to reach the Top10 at #9 on the US album charts @RIAA @Skynyrd
OTD Jun27,1980 Led Zeppelin#OTD Jun27,1980 #LedZeppelin last tour in Messezentrum Halle Nurembug, Germany. After 3 songs drummer John Bonham collapses, the show is cancelled & never rescheduled. 3 months later, on Sep25,1980, Bonham will die at 32 after choking on his own vomit following a day of drinking
OTD Jun27,1981 Kim Carnes#OTD Jun27,1981 #KimCarnes returns to #1 starting a new run of 4wks on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Bette Davis Eyes" She had a 5wk run starting on May16, then dropping to #2 last week. Eventually sitting at #1 for a total of 9wks
OTD Jun27,1982Beatles#OTD Jun27,1982 The #Beatles peak at #10 on the UK Singles charts with "The Beatles' Movie Medley" snippets from various songs. The Beatles peaked on May8,1982 for 3wks at #12 in the US
OTD Jun27,1987 Whitney Houston#OTD Jun27,1987 #WhitneyHouston becomes the 1st women in US history to enter the US album chart at #1 with her LP called "Whitney"
OTD Jun27,1987 Whitney Houston#OTD Jun27,1987 #WhitneyHouston starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles chart with "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam of the band Boy Meets Girl
OTD Jun27,1995 Ringo Starr#OTD Jun27,1995 #RingoStarr's album "Ringo Starr and His Third All-Starr Band" is recorded. Ringo Starr and the All-Starr band with Randy Bachman, Mark Farner, Billy Preston, Felix Cavaliere, John Entwistle, Mark Rivera and Zak Starkey @ringostarrmusic
OTD Jun27,2015 Chris Squire#OTD Jun27,2015 #ChrisSquire RIP dies at the age of 67; bassist, founder #Yes 1983 US #1, US Rock #1 "Owner of a Lonely Heart", +16 US Rock Top40s with 2 more #1s. Only member on all 21 studio LPs 1969-2014. 2017 posthumously inducted in @rockhall of Fame with Yes @yesofficial
OTD Jun27,2018 Joe Jackson#OTD Jun27,2018 #JoeJackson RIP dies at the age of 89; father, early manager, patriarch of the Jackson family of entertainers. Nov21,1967 The Jackson 5 sign their 1st professional contract with Gordon Keith of Steeltown Records and 1st release "Big Boy" Jan31,1968 @Jacksons