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Today in Rock: March 27

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Today in Rock: March 27
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1941 and 2013.

On this day in 1941 future R&B singer/songwriter Bunny Sigler is born in Philadelphia. (His given name is Walter, but his family calls him Bunny because he was born two days before Easter.).

On this day in 1954 Wally Stocker, future guitarist for The Babys, Air Supply and Humble Pie is born in London, England.

On this day in 1958 stereo record albums are introduced to the record-buying public.

On this day in 1965 The Supremes' “Stop! In The Name Of Love” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1967 The Who make the U.S. singles chart for the first time with “I Can't Explain.” Also on this day The Young Rascals record “Groovin'.”

On this day in 1971 Three Dog Night's “Joy To The World” enters the charts.

On this day in 1975 Fergie, future singer for the Black Eyed Peas, is born in Hacienda Heights, California.

On this day in 1979 Eric Clapton marries George Harrison's ex-wife Pattie, who was the subject of the song “Layla.” Harrison attends the wedding and remains friends with Clapton.

On this day in 1984 Kenny Loggins' “Footloose” is number one in the US.

On this day in 1987 Club Nouveau's take on “Lean On Me” makes it to number one in the US.

On this day in 1993 Kyuss begins a run of Australian tour dates opening for Metallica, during the latter group's tour in support of The Black Album, at the Entertainment Centre in Sydney.

On this day in 2003 John Lennon's boyhood home in Liverpool is opened to the public.

On this day in 2008 The L.A. Times publishes a story that Diddy had a hand in the shooting that killed Tupac Shakur.

On this day in 2012 singer-songwriter/composer/actor Paul Williams dies at the age of 64

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