April 27, 2006 – Keith Richards falls out of a palm tree in Fiji, suffering a brain hemorrhage. Richards later undergoes cranial surgery in New Zealand.
April 27, 2009 – Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam is robbed in Atlanta outside of the Southern Tracks Recording Studio. The muggers take $7,300 worth of cash and items in his car.
April 27, 2012 – Bob Dylan receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, which is the highest honor awarded to a United States civilian citizen. Dylan is only the 29th musician to receive the award.
Classic Rock Birthdays
April 27, 1951 – Ace Frehley, guitarist, singer (Kiss)
April 27, 1947 – Peter Ham, singer, guitarist (Badfinger) (d. 1975)
April 27, 1946 – Gordon Haskell, bassist, singer (King Crimson)
April 27, 1948 – Kate Pierson, singer (The B-52’s)