This Day in Music History: June 27th

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2006: Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose was arrested in Stockholm, Sweden for allegedly biting a hotel security guard in the leg.

2006: In Myrtle Beach, SC the first Kiss Coffeehouse held its grand opening & featured appearances by Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley. 

2002: Who bassist John Entwistle was found dead in his hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas one day before The Who were to kick off their 2002 tour. It was later revealed he died of a heart attack. He was 57 years old.

1995: Neil Young released his 23rd album Mirror Ball which featured Pearl Jam as his backing band. It went on to peak at number five on the album chart & be certified Gold.

1994: Aerosmith became the first big name band to release a song, appropriately titled “Head First” on the internet as a free download. The song was available on CompuServe for one week & fans had to endure an hour’s worth of download time to hear the song.

1994: The Ramones received their first and only Gold record for their compilation album Ramones Mania.

1991: Carlos Santana was arrested at Houston Airport when police found marijuana in his luggage. He later pled no contest to this charge.

1987: Motley Crue peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Girls, Girls, Girls which went on to sell four million copies in the U.S.

1978: UNICEF named Kansas as their first musical ambassadors of goodwill.

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