June 13, 2024

This Day in History: 2025-01-27

 JANUARY 27th

John Lennon writes and records “Instant Karma (We All Shine On).” 1970

Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” is a chart topper.  1973

Wonder initially offered the song to guitarist Jeff Beck but Beck failed to do anything with it so Wonder decided to record it himself.

Papa Roach issues their eighth album, “F.E.A.R.” “It’s everything we believe is great about Papa Roach,” claims frontman Jacoby Shaddix. The follow-up to ’12’s “The Connection” contains the lead single “Face Everything And Rise.” 2015

MORE TODAY IN ROCK…

Nick Mason is born. The Pink Floyd drummer hails from Birmingham, England. 1944

Elvis Presly ‘s RCA Records debut, “Heartbreak Hotel,” is released. 1956

Vocalist Mike Patton (Faith No More) is born in Eureka, CA. 1968

AC/DC play their last show with lead singer Bon Scott. It’s in Southampton, England.  Scott dies just weeks later. 1980

Metallica win the Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock trophy at the 24th annual American Music Awards. 1997

U2’s Bono joins British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Microsoft chairman Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland to address the issue of poverty in Africa. “(I) encourage people to do the right thing on the global stage,” says Bono. 2005

“I don’t think I’ve done anything good if it ends up with Green Day on Broadway,” John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) tells the L.A. Times. The former Sex Pistols frontman claims to have little interest in contemporary Punk bands adding that Green Day are a bunch of ‘cop-outs’. Green Day’s musical “American Idiot” is a Broadway hit. 2011

Rami Malek wins the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of the late Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the 25th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in L.A. The film’s cast is nominated for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture but lose to “Black Panther.” 2019

Kid Rock shares a video message that includes an update regarding his upcoming Bad Reputation Tour assuring fans that none of the concerts will have vaccine mandates. “If there are any of these venues (with mandates) — I’m not aware of any, but if there are any — they’re gonna be gone by the time we get to your city,” Rock says in the video.  2022