This Day In Rock History: March 27th

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It’s important to know your rock history, here at Radio NOVA we bring you rock stories from the sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and the noughties.

On this day in rock history: March 27th.

1965: The Supremes went to number one in the singles chart with ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love.’

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1966: While messing around on a scrambler motorcycle, Roy Orbison crashed his and fractured his foot.

1967: Paul McCartney and John Lennon won the Ivor Novello award.

1971: Brewer & Shilpey‘s track ‘One Toke Over The Line’ was banned on the radio because of the song’s references to marijuana.

1971: Bruce Springsteen opend for the Allman Brothers Band in New Jersey.

1973: The Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia was caught with LSD and cocaine in his car.

1973: According to Rolling Stone, Carlos Santana changed his name to ‘Devadip’, which translates as “The lamp of the light of the Supreme.”

1984: Metallica perform for the first time in the UK, playing at London’s Marquee.