September 27 Rock And Roll History
It's time once again to go back in time with rock and roll history....
On this day in 1967, The Beatles were in the process of recording parts for John Lennon's "I Am the Walrus" and Paul McCartney's "Fool on the Hill." Lennon got a letter from a student of Quarry Bank High School, saying that an English teacher at the school was assigning his class Beatles lyrics to analyze. Lennon was amused and took this as a challenge, deciding to write as many strange and baffling lyrics into his next song as he could.
In 1968, Pink Floyd were set to appear in Dunoon, Scotland, but bad weather caused all boat transportation to the peninsula to be shut down. As a result, Pink Floyd hired their own boat and sailed to the venue themselves so that they could appear in front of 400 fans.
In 1975, John Denver's hit "I'm Sorry" / "Calypso" reached number one on the Billboard singles chart. It was his fourth (and last) U.S. number one record, but six more of his songs made it into the Top 40.
In 1976 on this day, Ringo Starr's LP "Ringo's Rotogravure" was released in America. It was the last album where all four former Beatles collaborated. George Harrison did not appear himself because of previous commitments, but he still contributed a song called "I'll Still Love You." The album reached #28 in the U.S., but as with the rest of Ringo's solo efforts up to this point, it did not chart in his native U.K.
In 1980, David Bowie's 14th studio album, "Scary Monsters (And Supercreeps)" became his fourth album to rise to the top of the U.K. charts. Featured singles on the album were "Ashes to Ashes" and "Fashion."
And in 1986, "Twist and Shout" by the Beatles re-entered the US Pop singles after appearing there 25 years before. The resurgence of the song was due to its appearance in the films Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Back To School.