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Today in Rock: August 27

Today in music history:

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 Big Dee Irwin's "Swinging On A Star"
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1961 and 1995.

On this day in 1961 future gospel singer and actress Yolanda Adams is born in Houston, Texas.

On this day in 1965 Elvis Presley meets The Beatles for the first time when the band is brought to The King's L.A. mansion. They hang out, talk music and have a little jam session. John Lennon would later say: "If it hadn’t been for him, The Beatles would be nothing."

On this day in 1967 Brian Epstein is dead at the age of 32.

On this day in 1977 Jackson Browne's plays the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. His performances of "Running

On Empty" and "The Load Out/Stay" from the show are released on the album Running on Empty.

On this day in 1988 Tracy Chapman's “Fast Car”, one of the songs on her debut disc, climbs to number 6 on the US charts.

On this day in 1989 Izzy Stradlin of Guns N' Roses is arrested at the Phoenix after urinating on the floor of the plane, apparently upset at having to wait to use the bathroom. His publicist explains that it was Izzy's "way of expressing himself."

On this day in 1990 Stevie Ray Vaughan dies in a helicopter crash near East Troy, Wisconsin following a concert at the Alpine Valley Music Theater where earlier that night he appeared with Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and his older brother Jimmie Vaughan.

On this day in 1992 John Lennon's original written lyrics for “A Day In The Life” garner $87,000 at a Sotheby's auction.

On this day in 1995 Big Dee Irwin dies of heart failure in Las Vegas, Nevada at age 63. He recorded a cover of "Swinging on a Star" with Little Eva.

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