Today in Music

June, 27

  • 2000 Marc Anthony headlines a benefit concert for The Ronald McDonald House of New York at the city’s famed Radio City Music Hall.
  • 1998 Tickets for the first of a series of six Garth Brooks shows in sell out in 11 minutes.
  • 1993 Singer Lyle Lovett marries actress Julia Roberts in Marion, Ind. They announce a divorce almost two years later. Lovett and Roberts met while filming the 1992 movie “The Player.”
  • 1978 Kansas becomes the first group chosen as UNICEF’s deputy ambassadors of goodwill.
  • 1972 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Song Sung Blue,” Neil Diamond.
  • 1971 The Fillmore East nightclub closes with performances by J. Geils Band, Beach Boys, Allman Brothers and Mountain.
  • 1966 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Strangers in the Night,” Frank Sinatra.
  • 1965 The music television show “Where the Action Is” premieres.
  • 1964 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “A World Without Love,” Peter and Gordon. Paul McCartney and John Lennon write the song. It is the first time a McCartney-Lennon song tops the pop chart for a group other than the Beatles.