March 27 in Music History: Eric Clapton and Pattie Boyd marry, King Crimson release Three of a Perfect Pair
1958 – Stereo albums are introduced.
1964 – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Andrew Oldham attend a Decca launch party at the Ex-Serviceman’s Club in Windsor, Berkshire for protégé singer Adrienne Posta. Also at the party is 17 year-old Marianne Faithfull, with her then-boyfriend John Dunbar. This was the first time Mick met Marianne.
1965 – Jeff Beck joins The Yardbirds as a replacement for Eric Clapton.
1967 – The Who make the U.S. singles chart for the first time, with “I Can’t Explain.”
1967 – The Young Rascals record “Groovin’.”
1972 – Elvis Presley records what will be his last major hit, “Burning Love,” which goes to #2 on the US chart.
1979 – Eric Clapton marries Patti Boyd (the ex wife of George Harrison) at Temple Bethel in Tucson, Arizona. Patti applies for divorce in 1988.
1984 – King Crimson releases Three of a Perfect Pair.
1987 – U2 performs from the roof of a store in downtown LA to make the video for “Where The Streets Have No Name,” attracting thousands of spectators and bringing traffic to a standstill. The police eventually stop the shoot.
2001 – Bruce Springsteen releases Live In New York City, the accompanying album to an HBO concert film that follows the Boss and his E Street Band on a ten-show tour.