FEBRUARY 27: The Daily Flashback

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Neal Schon
Happy birthday, Neal Schon

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

1827: New Orleans held its first Mardi Gras celebration.
1960: The Miracles made their first national television appearance when they performed on “American Bandstand.”
1967: Pink Floyd recorded their first single, “Arnold Layne.”
1977: Keith Richards was arrested for heroin possession in Toronto.
1984: The Jacksons’ Pepsi commercial premiered on MTV.
1991: James Brown was released on parole from a South Carolina prison after serving two years of a six-year sentence on drug and assault charges.
2015: Glam rock pioneer Gary Glitter was sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexually assaulting three schoolgirls in the ’70s and ’80s.

BIRTHDAYS
1897: Marian Anderson
1954: Neal Schon
1959: Johnny Van Zant
1981: Josh Groban

DEATHS
2011: Eddie Kirkland
2015: Leonard Nimoy

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