April 27, 2009

2002 – Bassist Carlos Rivolta of the Spanish band Dusminguet is electrocuted during a concert in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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.

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