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Jan 27 1918
Blues guitarist Elmore James is born on a farm near Richland, Mississippi, USA. (1918)

Jan 27 1940
Careless by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra reaches No1 in the Billboard popular music chart in the USA. (1940)

Jan 27 1958
Little Richard enters the Oakwood Theological College, Huntsville, Alabama, to study as an ordained Seventh Day Adventist minister. (1958)

Jan 27 1959
Johnny Horton records the Jimmy Driftwood song The Battle Of New Orleans in Nashville, Tennessee. It will peak at No1 in the Billboard singles chart. (1959)

Jan 27 1965
The Beatles briefly go their separate ways. John Lennon and his wife Cynthia leave the UK for a skiing holiday in St Moritz. Paul McCartney heads for Tunisia, and George Harrison is a witness at the wedding of his brother Peter in Liverpool. (1965)

Jan 27 1966
During sessions for the album Blonde On Blonde, Bob Dylan is working on the songs I?ll Keep It With Mine and One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) in Columbia Records Studio A, New York City, USA.

Jan 27 1973
Led Zeppelin play at Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland. (1973)

Jan 27 1984
While filming a tv commercial for Pepsi Cola in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, Michael Jackson?s hair is accidentally set alight. He is taken first to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment, then to Brotman Medical Center, Culver City. (1984)

Jan 27 2002
Brian Wilson, founder and leader of the Beach Boys, plays a solo concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Attending Wilson?s three nights of performances of Beach Boys classics plus the entire Pet Sounds album, are Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey of The Who, Elvis Costello, Richard Ashcroft, James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers), Chemical Brothers, Ray Davies (The Kinks), Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Karl Wallinger (World Party), Suprgrass, Teenage Fanclub, Paul Weller and Glenn Tilbrook. (2002)

Jan 27 2009
Fleet Foxes release a new single, Mykonos, on Bella Union Records in the UK. (2009)

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