Why April 27th Matters in Rock History

By Dave Basner

April 26, 2019

It’s April 27th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

In 2009, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament was robbed outside of the Atlanta studio where the band was recording. The knife-wielding assailants got away with Jeff’s passport, $3,000 in cash and $4,320 in goods.

In 1994, Chicago had their third number one album with Chicago VII

In 1999, British band The Verve, best known for their song “Bittersweet Symphony,” announced that they had split up. They’d reunite in 2007 for a year before hanging it up again.

In 1981, Ringo Starr married actress Barbara Bach.

In 1986, the number one song in the country was Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love.”

And in 2010, Billy Corgan launched a Twitter tirade against Courtney Love, accusing her of not writing her own songs and abandoning her daughter. 

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Photo: Getty

(H/T: This Day in Music)

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