1973: At the 15th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Tennessee Theatre, Nashville, Tennessee, some notable winners were:
Helen Reddy - Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for "I Am Woman",
Harry Nilsson - Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for "Without You",
Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack - Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus for "Where Is the Love"
Joel Dorn (producer) & Roberta Flack - Record of the Year for "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
America - Best New Artist
George Carlin - Best Comedy Recording for "FM And AM"
1988: Paul Simon's "Graceland" is named Record Of The Year at the 30th Grammy Awards. "Bring On The Night" by Sting is awarded Best Pop Vocal Performance and George Michael and Aretha Franklin win Best R&B Performance for "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)".
1957: The Everly Brothers record "Bye Bye Love", a teen-age love song that was written by 37 year old Boudleaux Bryant and his 31 year old wife, Felice. Although nearly 30 other artists turned the song down, The Everly's version will rise to #2 in the US and #6 in the UK by next May.
1976: The theme from the ABC-TV program S.W.A.T. became the first television theme song to top the Billboard Hot 100. Before that, the theme from the original Hawaii 5-0 had made it to number 4.
Today in Rock History: February 27th
1980: The Doobie Brothers' "What a Fool Believes" wins a Grammy Award for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year, while Billy Joel's "52nd Street" wins both Album of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.