This Day in Music History

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  1. bassist Jeff Ament was the victim of a robbery outside Southern Tracks Recording studios in Atlanta, where the band were recording. Ament and a band employee had arrived at the rear of the studio when three assailants brandishing knives emerged from the woods wearing black masks and smashed the windows of a rented Jeep. The robbers grabbed a BlackBerry and Ament's passport and stole $3,000 in cash and $4,320 worth of goods.
  2. went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'American Life', the singers eighth No.1 album. Also a US No.1 album.
  3. Customs officers on a train at the Russian/Polish Border detained after Nazi books and mementoes were found in his luggage. Bowie claimed that the material was being used for research on a movie project about Nazi propaganda leader Joseph Paul Goebbels.
  4. started recording the new song 'I'm Only Sleeping' at Abbey Road studios London, England. The song features the then-unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by It was released two months earlier in the United States on the album Yesterday And Today and did not feature on the original US version of
  5. was interviewed by BBC journalist and radio presenter Jack DeManio in the Savoy Hotel, London, for the BBCs Home Service, which was broadcast on the Today programme the following day. Later on the 27th, Dylan and Joan Baez were filmed singing the traditional song Wild Mountain Thyme in the Savoy. Parts of the interview and the song were used in the film Don't Look Back.