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This Day in Music History: March 27th

1987: U2 performed on the rooftop of a liquor store in Los Angeles while filming the music video for “Where the Streets Have No Name”. The Los Angeles Police Department would shut down filming of the video due to traffic concerns.


1986: Sammy Hagar made his live debut singing for Van Halen at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, LA.


1984: Metallica made their live debut in the U.K. at London’s Marquee Club.


1982: Small Faces bassist Ronnie Lane entered a hospital in Florida to be treated for multiple sclerosis.


1981: Rush recorded their concert at the Montreal Forum for their second live album Exit…Stage Left which was released in October of 1981 & on video in 1982.


1979: Eric Clapton married Pattie Boyd, the ex-wife of Clapton’s friend George Harrison in Tucson, AZ. They would divorce in 1989.


1976: Gary Wright peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Dream Weaver” which was Wright’s first top ten single in the U.S.


1973: Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia was pulled over for speeding in New Jersey. Cops also discovered LSD in Garcia’s car & Garcia spent three hours in jail before being released on $2,000 bail.


1971: George Harrison peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “What is Life” which was Harrison’s second top ten single as a solo artist in the U.S.


Birthdays:
Tony Banks-keyboardist for Genesis born in 1950

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