The Rock History Report for July 27th

1974 – Lynyrd Skynyrd released their classic tune “Sweet Home Alabama.”

1976 – John Lennon’s request for permanent residency in the United States was finally approved.

1976 – Bruce Springsteen sued manager Mike Appel in Manhattan’s U.S. District Court citing fraud and breach of contract.

1976 – Tina Turner filed for a divorce from Ike Turner.

1979 – Alice Cooper’s Scottsdale, Arizona Indian art store was hit by a firebomb.

1986 – Queen became the first act since Louis Armstrong to play in Budapest, Hungary.

2007 – Paul Stanley of KISS was forced to walk offstage at a show after his pulse was found to be at twice the normal level. Not content to call it quits, the band performed as a trio with Gene Simmons taking over on all vocals.

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