This Day In Rock History: March 27th


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.’

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.