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Today In Rock: February 27

1947

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.

1954

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

1954

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.

1965

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.

1967

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

1970

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

1971

'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.

1973

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

1980

'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."

1982

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

1983

Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) was a hit.

1984

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

1987

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."

1988

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

1993

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.

1999

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

1999

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