Today In Music, April 27th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (April):

Birth

1959. Marco Pirroni (Adam And The Ants) born in London, England.

On Stage

1998. The ninth annual benefit for The Rainforest Foundation takes place at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Sting, Madonna, Billy Joel and Elton John are among the artists taking part. The foundation is co-founded and led by Sting’s wife, Trudy Styler and will raise an estimated $ 2 million dollars from tonight’s event.

In Court

1998. In Los Angeles, US District Judge Dean Pregerson extends a banning order against Internet Entertainment Group preventing them marketing a video tape showing Pamela Anderson and her former boyfriend, Brett Michaels (Poison) having sex. Both Anderson and Michaels have launched separate $ 90 million lawsuits against the company claiming violation of their privacy.

On The Road

2001. Country star Trisha Yearwood returns to her hometown of Monticello, Georgia, for a public ceremony that sees Highway 83N’s name officially changed to te Trisha Yearwood Parkway

On Television

1986. The South Bank Show (ITV, U.K.) Show number 218. Velvet Underground. Here’s a clip from it featuring John Cale singing, “Thoughtless Kind”.  

Death

2000. Vicki Sue Robinson, who had a worldwide disco hit in 1976 with. “Turn The Beat Around” dies of cancer at her home in Wilton, Connecticut, aged 46.

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