Today In Rock: March 27

1947

The Cincinnati-based Queen label changes name to King.

1961

The Shirelles hits #3 on pop and #2 on R&B with "Dedicated to the One I Love".

1961

Carla Thomas hits #10 with "Gee Whiz".

1961

Carla Thomas hits #5 on the R&B chart and #10 on the pop chart with "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)".

1965

The Impressions hit #14 with "People Get Ready".

1965

"Stop! In the Name of Love" by the Supremes hits #1.

1969

The Rascals release the ambitious 'Freedom Suite', comprising a disc of short songs and one of lengthy instrumentals. It joins the Who's 'Tommy', Cream's 'Wheels of Fire' and the Beatles' White Album as one of a relative few double albums from the Sixties.

1971

Ike & Tina Turner hit #4 with "Proud Mary."

1976

Slade hits #14 in the UK with 'Nobody's Fool'.

1982

Flock of Seagulls hits #43 in the UK with "I Ran".

1992

Kris Kross hits #1 with "Jump."

1995

"MTV News Raw," a series featuring excepts from raw unedited celebrity interviews. Premieres with "MTV News Raw Pulp" as Kurt Loder interviews Quentin Taratonio and John Travolta.

1999

Blur's '13' reaches #1.