Sunday, April 26, 2020

Music History Today: April 27, 2020

April 27, 1980: Three years and a day after opening its doors, New York's legendary Studio 54 was closed for liquor license violations. 
Studio 54 is the one nightclub from the '70s everyone remembers. For most of his life, though, co-founder Ian Schrager has wanted to forget it.

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"I don't have only good memories. I have bittersweet memories. It was an embarrassment to me. It still is," Schrager told "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Anthony Mason. 
Read more: CBS News
April 27, 1963: Little Peggy March started a three-week run at Number 1 on the US singles chart with "I Will Follow Him."
In 1963, Little Peggy March‘s version of “I Will Follow Him,” backed with “Wind Up Doll,” was released by RCA Victor. March’s version spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached no. 1 on April 27, 1963, and spent three weeks in this position, making 15-year-old March the youngest female artist to have a U.S. chart-topping single.  
Read more:  Country Thang Daily

April 27, 1968: Simon and Garfunkel released "Mrs. Robinson."

Simon and Garfunkel
Simon and Garfunkel were among the most popular recording artists of the 1960s, and are perhaps best known for their songs "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson", "Bridge over Troubled Water" and "The Boxer." 
Read more: Today's Life

April 27, 1969: Joe Cocker made his TV debut, singing "Feelin' Alright" on The Ed Sullivan Show. 

Joe Cocker
The Ed Sullivan Show was very saddened to learn of the passing of legendary singer Joe Cocker. From an early age, Joe was inspired by American rhythm and blues artists like Ray Charles and Chuck Berry. Joe Cocker appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on April 27th 1969.  
Read more: Ed Sullivan blog

If You Could Read My Mind 
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