On this Day May 27, 2017
Gregg Allman, founding member of the
The Allman Brothers Band died at the age of 69 at his home in Savannah, Georgia. Allman had suffered a recurrruence of liver cancer five years ago, died from complications of the disease. The bands main songwriter early on, Allman contributed compositions like 'Dreams' and 'Whipping Post' to the Allman Brothers repertoire. Both songs became staples of their live shows; a cathartic 22-minute version of 'Whipping Post' was a highlight of their acclaimed 1971 live album, At Fillmore East.
On this Day May 27, 2007
Saatchi & Saatchi were fired by Dr Martens for running an advertising campaign featuring dead rock stars such as
and Sid Vicious wearing the brand's boots in heaven.
David Suddens, the chief executive of Dr Martens parent company Airwear, said the brand had not commissioned the series of four print ads. "Dr Martens are very sorry for any offence that has been caused by the publication of images showing dead rock icons wearing Dr Martens boots."
On this Day May 27, 2005
Robbie Williams was voted into first place beating
Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix
and David Bowie to be named the best live solo artist. A UK nation-wide survey of 5,000 people saw the former Take That star beat music icons including Madonna,
Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan. U2 were named best live band, ahead of Queen and
Oasis, in a poll by Carling to celebrate the UK's live music scene.