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This Day in Music History: February 27th
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1998: Motley Crue singer Vince Neil reached an agreement with Vivid Video & the Internet Entertainment Group to distribute a sex tape featuring Neil & two adult film models during a 1992 vacation in Hawaii.

1988: David Lee Roth peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Skyscraper which was his second and final top ten album in the U.S.

1982: The Cars peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Shake It Up” their first top ten single in the U.S.

1980: At the 22nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, the big winners were The Doobie Brothers & Billy Joel. The Doobie Brothers won four Grammys including Record of the Year & Song of the Year for “What a Fool Believes” & Joel won two Grammys including Album of the Year for 52nd Street.

1977: Keith Richards was arrested at the Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto & was arrested on charges of possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking, which was later reduced to simple possession of heroin & given a suspended sentence, probation for a year & orders to continue rehab & perform a concert on behalf of the CNIB.

1977: Led Zeppelin had to postpone the start of their North American tour in Dallas after Robert Plant came down with laryngitis.

1971: Janis Joplin posthumously reached the topped of the Billboard 200 album chart for the first of nine consecutive weeks with her album Pearl.

1970: Jefferson Airplane was fined $1,000 for obscenity during a concert in Oklahoma City for using profanity onstage.

1967: Pink Floyd completed recording of their debut single “Arnold Layne” with producer Joe Boyd at EMI Studios in London.

Neal Schon-guitarist for Journey born in 1954
Adrian Smith-guitarist for Iron Maiden born in 1957
Johnny Van Zant-singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd born in 1957


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