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Today in Rock: April 27

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Today in music history:

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1947 and 2003.

On this day in 1947 future singer-songwriter Ann Peebles is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

On this day in 1951 Ace Frehley of Kiss is born Paul Frehley in the Bronx, New York.

On this day in 1958 Kate Pierson, Future vocalist of The B-52's, is born in Weehawken, New Jersey.

On this day in 1959 Sheena Easton is born in Glasgow, Scotland, the youngest of six children.

On this day in 1964 John Lennon's first book of prose and poetry, In His Own Write, is published in the United States.

On this day in 1970 John Lennon's explicit "Bag One" lithographs are returned to the London Arts Gallery exhibition after a High Court judge rules them "unlikely to deprave or corrupt."

On this day in 1974 Ray Stevens releases “The Streak.”

 David Bowie
David Bowie Courtesy of TOO

David Bowie

On this day in 1976 after a trip to Moscow, David Bowie is detained in vain on a train at the Poland-Russian border by customs officers who just don't really appreciate his collection of Nazi books and mementos. Bowie claims he is researching a film on Joseph Goebbels, and is released after a few hours.

Ringo Starr and Robert Palmer
Ringo Starr and Robert Palmer Courtesy of TOO

Ringo Starr and Robert Palmer

On this day in 1981 The Beatle and the Bond Girl bond.  Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach after meeting her on the set of the movie Caveman.  (Unlike many others married that year they remain together.)

On this day in 1986 Robert Palmer's “Addicted To Love” hits number one in the United States.

Iggy Pop and Vicki Sue Robinson
Iggy Pop and Vicki Sue Robinson Courtesy of TOO

Iggy Pop and Vicki Sue Robinson

On this day in 2003 Iggy Pop reunites with The Stooges for the first time in 30 years to close out the Coachella festival. In 2010, the Stooges enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Also on this day actress and singer Vicki Sue Robinson dies at the age of 46.

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