Saturday, June 28, 2008

This Date In Music History- June 28


Lester Flatt (Flatt and Scruggs) was born in 1914.

Born on this day in 1945, David Knights of Procol Harum, (1967 UK No.1 & US No.5 single 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale').

Also from Procol Harum, Bobby Harrison, who was born in 1943.

Dokken’s vocalist and namesake, Donald Maynard Dokken, has a birthday (1953).


Crosby, Stills & Nash released their self-titled debut album in 1969.

Neil Young joins Crosby, Stills and Nash on their tour in 1969. Young’s addition comes at the suggestion of Atlantic Records president Ahmet Ertegun. Good idea, Young brings a needed edge. CSN becomes CSN&Y.

Jerry Lee Lewis made his first appearance on The Steve Allen Show in 1957, performing "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On". After the show airs, sales of the record soared.

Pink Floyd released their soundtrack "Obscured by Clouds" in 1972.

Aretha Franklin appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1968.

DJ Murray-the-K's "It's What's Happening, Baby" TV special aired on CBS in 1965 with the Drifters, the Dave Clark Five, Tom Jones, Gary Lewis, the Supremes and many others.

The Drifters recorded "Up On The Roof" in 1962.

The Beach Boys released "Summer Days (and Summer Nights)"in 1965, their 10th album in three years.

In 1975, the Eagles started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'One Of These Nights'.

Wings went to No.1 on the UK chart with the album 'Venus And Mars' in 1975, featuring the US No.1 single 'Listen What The Man Said'.

It's the British Invasion all over again in 1973 as the Searchers, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits, and Wayne Fontana appear at a revival show at New York's Madison Square Garden

Confused about something or other, Roger Waters spits on the audience during a Pink Floyd show in 1975. He later writes The Wall about the experience.

Stryper released their Christian metal classic "In God We Trust" in 1988.

At a concert in Liverpool, England in 1990, Paul McCartney performed the John Lennon songs "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Help!" and "Give Peace a Chance" live in public for the first time.

George Harrison had an operation to remove a growth from his neck in 1997. The tumor proves to be benign.

Wham! made their farewell concert appearance at London's Wembley Stadium in 1986. Elton John made an appearance in a clown suit to sing a song and then came back later to sing "Candle In The Wind" with George Michael. During their career, the duo of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley have sold more than 38 million records. I didn’t buy any of them.

Dick Clark's Rock and Roll TV show, Where The Action Is, featuring Paul Revere and The Raiders, premiered on ABC in 1965.

In 1969, Henry Mancini's "Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet" topped the Billboard Pop chart in the first of a two week stay.

David Bowie's "Fame" was released in 1975. It will become his first and only number one hit in the US.

Radiohead’s landmark “OK Computer” entered the U.K. chart at #1 in 1997.