Today in Music

May, 27

  • 1999 B.B. King, Susan Tedeschi, and Keb‘Mo’ capture multiple W.C. Handy Awards at the Blues Foundation’s ceremony at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis.
  • 1996 Concert promoter Ivan Sutton dies at the age of 82.
  • 1994 A son, Miles Brockman, is born in Los Angeles to singer Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander.
  • 1971 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Brown Sugar,” The Rolling Stones.
  • 1964 Eleven boys are suspended at a Coventry, England, school for having hairstyles like Mick Jagger.
  • 1961 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Travelin’ Man,” Ricky Nelson. The song is one of Nelson’s two No. 1 hits. It is certified a gold record for sales of more than 1 million copies.
  • 1957 The Buddy Holly & the Crickets hit “That’ll Be the Day” is released.
  • 1947 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Heartaches,” Ted Weems Orchestra/Elmo Tanner.