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On This Day | 27th Feb…

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1964, The Rolling Stones made their second appearance on BBC TV show Top Of The Pops performing ‘Not Fade Away’.

1964, Born on this day, Derek McKenzie from British group The Shamen who had the 1992 UK No.1 single ‘Ebeneezer Goode’.

1965, The first date of a 21 twice- nightly UK package tour with Del Shannon, Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders and Herman’s Hermits, at Sheffield’s City Hall, England.

1967, Pink Floyd continued working on their debut album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn at Abbey Road Studios, London. With the exception of two group-composed instrumentals and one Roger Waters song, the album was written entirely by Syd Barrett.

1972, Led Zeppelin appeared at Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney in Australia, over 25,000 fans attending the show. Jimmy Page appeared clean shaven having shaved of the beard he had grown since the summer of 1970.

1977, Keith Richards was arrested at Toronto’s Harbour Castle Hotel, after an ounce of heroin was found following a raid of his hotel room by 15 Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Richards, who was charged with possession with intent to traffic, faced seven years to life in prison. Bail was set at $25,000 (£14,705).

 

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