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This Day in Music History: May 27th

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1999: Rush became the first rock band to receive a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto.


1994: The Eagles kicked off their “Hell Freezes Over” reunion tour with a five night stand at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA. The tour lasted for over two years.


1989: The Cult peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Sonic Temple which went on to sell one million copies in the U.S.


1988: The first U.S. Monsters of Rock tour kicked off at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, WI. Van Halen was the headliners & the bill also included the Scorpions, Metallica and Dokken.


1987: At a U2 concert in Rome, the sound system is so loud that neighbors call emergency services claiming an earthquake struck.


1977: The Sex Pistols single “God Save the Queen” is released in the U.K. Over 100,000 copies were sold & peaked at number two on the U.K. singles chart despite being banned by the BBC.


1977: Declan McManus made his live debut as Elvis Costello at the Nashville in London.


1972: The Rolling Stones peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Tumbling Dice”.


1966: Before performing at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Bob Dylan invited The Beatles into his dressing room. Paul McCartney played Dylan an early version of “Tomorrow Never Knows”. Dylan remarked “Oh, I get it, you don’t want to be cute anymore.”


Birthdays:
Pete Sears-bassist for Jefferson Starship born in 1948
Sean Kinney-drummer for Alice in Chains born in 1966


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