March 27, 2009

2008 – A jury convicts rapper Remy Ma of assault charges stemming from a shooting outside a Manhattan night club.

2008 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Bleeding Love,” Leona Lewis.

2007 – Singer-songwriter Faustino Oramas of the Buena Vista Social Club dies of cancer in Holguin, Cuba. He is 95.

2006 – Pete Wells of Australian band Rose Tattoo dies of cancer in a Sydney hospital. He is 59.

2005 – Mexican singer Rigo Tovar dies of heart failure in Mexico City. He is 59.

2000 – Ian Dury of Ian Dury and the Blockheads dies in England of cancer at the age of 57.

1993 – Jazz saxophonist Clifford Jordan dies of cancer in Manhattan at age 61.

1987 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Lean on Me,” Club Nouveau.

1986 – Sammy Hagar performs his first concert as the lead singer of Van Halen.

1984 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Footloose,” Kenny Loggins.

1979 – Eric Clapton marries George Harrison’s ex-wife, Patti Boyd, for whom Clapton wrote the song, “Layla.” The wedding takes place in Tucson, Ariz.

1974 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” John Denver.

1970 – Brendan Hill of Blues Traveler is born in London.

1970 – Mariah Carey is born in Huntington, N.Y.

1965 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Stop! In the Name of Love,” the Supremes.

1959 – Andrew Farriss of INXS is born in Perth, Australia.

1954 – Wally Stocker of the Babys, Air Supply and Humble Pie is born in New Cross, England.

1950 – Tony Banks of Genesis is born in Sussex, England.

1948 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Manana (Is Enough for Me),” Peggy Lee.

1946 – Andy Bown of Status Quo is born in London.

1944 – Pianist, arranger and record producer Bebu Silvetti is born near Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1940 – Ska musician Derrick Morgan is born in Mocho, Jamaica.

1924 – Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan is born in Newark, N.J.