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Today in Rock: February 27

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Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1954 and 2013.

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On this day in 1954 future guitarist for Santana and Journey Neal Schon is born.

On this day in 1959 future musician lead singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd Johnny Van Zant is born.

On this day in 1964 The Beatles are in the recording studio recording a re-make of "And I Love Her" and multiple takes of "Tell Me Why" and "If I Fell".

On this day in 1970 Jefferson Airplane is fined $1,000 for “onstage profanity” in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

On this day in 1977 Keith Richards, lead guitarist for The Rolling Stones, is busted for possession of heroin in Toronto, Canada.

On this day in 1980 singer Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy for “Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough”/Best R&B Performance. Songstress Donna Summer wins a Grammy for “Hot Stuff”/Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and Earth, Wind & Fire wins a Grammy for “After the Love Has Gone”/Best R&B Group Vocal Performance. Also on this day The Doobie Brothers' song “What A Fool Believes” scores Grammys for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Paul McCartney garners a Grammy for "Best Rock Instrumental Performance" for his instrumental "Rockestra Theme".

On this day in 1995 Madonna’s song “Take a Bow” is number one on the Billboard Pop chart.

On this day in 2000 The Beach Boys: An American Family TV mini-series begins on the ABC network.

On this day in 2001 Carlos Santana goes back to his hometown of Autlan De Navarro, Mexico for the first time in 46 years. He and his father, mariachi player Jose Santana, are honored at the unveiling of a statue honoring the senior Santana.

On this day in 2013 Richard Street, singer for The Monitors and The Temptations, dies at age 70.


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