April 27, 2009
2002 – Country musician Hillous Butrum of Hank William’s Drifting Cowboys dies in his Nashville home at the age of 74.
2000 – Disco singer Vicki Sue Robinson dies from cancer at her home in Wilton, Conn., at the age of 45.
1999 – Jazz trumpeter Al Hirt, 67, dies in New Orleans of liver failure.
1999 – The Lollapalooza festival tour is cancelled for the second consecutive year.
1999 – R.E.M. makes its television series debut on Fox’s “Party of Five.”
1994 – The historic Fillmore club reopens in San Francisco.
1992 – Go-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle and husband Morgan Mason have their first child in Los Angeles. They name the boy after his grandfather, actor James Mason.
1986 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Addicted to Love,” Robert Palmer.
1984 – Blues singer Arziel “Z. Z.” Hill dies of a heart attack in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 48.
1981 – Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach.
1959 – Singer Sheena Easton (Sheena Shirley Orr) is born in Bellshill, Scotland.
1951 – Guitarist Ace Frehley (Paul Daniel Frehley) of KISS is born in New York City.
1947 – Badfinger’s Pete Ham is born in Swansea, Wales.
1948 – Kate Pierson of the B-52’s is born in Weehawken, N.J.
1932 – Maxine Brown of the Browns is born in Campti, La.