Best invention ever!?!? -- Queen's first gig... -- How to die like a rock star...

John Entwistle of The Who, Oct. 2000. (Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

6/27/1885 (133 years ago today!) - Chichester Bell and Charles Tainter apply for a patent for their invention, "The Gramophone" -- So, weirdly, they were kinda responsible for "We Built This City"...

6/27/1970 (48 years ago today) - The newly formed band Smile make their live concert debut at Truro City Hall, Cornwall, England -- The line-up features the fantastically talented Brian May on guitar, drummer Roger Taylor, bassist Mike Grose, and a rather flamboyant lead vocalist named Farrokh Bulsara, who will soon alter his last name to Mercury -- One of their original pieces goes over quite well ("Stone Cold Crazy") and in a few weeks they pick up a new bass player (John Deacon) and change the name of the band to Queen...

6/27/2002 (16 years ago today) - Without question, he was one of the most influential bassists in the history of rock: The day before their 2002 tour was scheduled to start, The Who's John Entwistle passed away in his Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel room -- "The Ox" had spent the night with a stripper who awoke at 10 am to find him in bed, cold and unresponsive. The medical examination determined John's death was from a cocaine-induced heart attack; he was 57 years old.

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