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Today In Rock: February 27


Roy Milton hits #4 R&B chart with "True Blues" and #5 on the R&B chart with "Thrill Me". Both singles are released on Specialty Records.


Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters hit #2 on the R&B chart with the Atlantic records single "Such A Night."


The Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter hit #1 on the R&B chart and #21 on the pop chart with "Honey Love" and #2 on the R&B chart with "White Christmas." Both singles are released on Atlantic records.


Veterans of such bands as Joe Dee and the Starliters, the Unbeatables and Felix and the Escorts come together as the Rascals. They begin rehearsing in singer Eddie Brigati's basement in Garfield, New Jersey.


Pink Floyd record their first single, "Arnold Layne," at Sound Techniques Studio in London. It reaches #20 on the British singles chart.


'Best of Traffic' hits #48 in the US.


'Pearl,' the album that Janis Joplin was making at the time of her death, hits #1 on the album charts, where it will stay for nine weeks.


The Isley Brothers hit #6 with "That Lady".


'52nd Street' wins Grammies for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male. Beginning in March, Glass Houses, Billy Joel's sixth album, tops the album chart for six weeks that spring and launches his first #1 single, "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me."


Adam & the Ants hit #13 in the UK with "Deutscher Girls".


Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) was a hit.


MTV world premieres the Jackson's Pepsi commercial and presents an interview with director Bob Giraldi.


MTV announces "MTV's Bodysnatcher Contest with the Beastie Boys." Winner is awaken by the Beastie Boys in the middle of the night, hauled on board the band's private party jet, and flown to Daytona Beach, Florida to party at Spring Break and play a role in the movie "Revenge of the Nerd's II."


Tiffany's debut album, 'Tiffany', peaks at #5 in the UK.


Off the Ground enters the U.S. chart at #17. A month later, Paul McCartney kicks off another world tour in Perth, Australia. 'Paul Is Live', his third live album, appears in November.


"I Want You Back" by 'N Sync hits #5 in the UK.


"God Must Have Spent a Little More Time On You" by 'N Sync hits #8 in the US.