Friday, May 28, 2010

This Date In Music History - May 28


Tony Mansfield - Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas (1943)

Billy Vera (1944)

Gladys Knight (1944)

John Fogerty - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1945)

Ray Laidlan - Lindisfarne (1948)

Larry Gatlin - Gatlin Brothers (1948)

Roland Gift - Fine Young Cannibals (1962)

Chris Ballew - Presidents Of The United States Of America (1965)

Kylie Minogue (1968)

Mark Feehily - Westlife (1981)

Colbie Caillat (1985)

They Are Missed:

Born on this day in 1910, T- Bone Walker - blues guitarist, influenced Albert Collins, BB King, Buddy Guy, Freddy King. Died on 16th March 1975.

Born today in 1917, Papa John Creech - violinist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. Died in 1994 (age 76).

Born on this day in 1949, Wendy O. Williams - singer with The Plasmatics. She died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds on April 6, 1998.

Born today in 1955, John McGeoch - guitar, member of Magazine. Also worked with Siouxsie And The Banshees, Armoury Show, Public Image Ltd. Died in his sleep 5th March 2004 (age 49).

Derek Frigo guitarist from 80’s glam band Enuff Z' Nuff died of a drug overdose in 2004 (age 36).


In 1955, "Billboard" reported that "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" was the most popular song in the U.S.

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established in 1957. The NARAS is known for organizing the Grammy Awards.

Buddy Holly's draft notice arrived in 1958, but he was refused induction because of his 20/800 eyesight and a stomach ulcer.

In 1960, "Cathy’s Clown" by the Everly Brothers began a five-week run at #1 in the US.

In 1964, the BBC received over 8,000 postal applications for tickets for The Rolling Stones appearance on Juke Box Dury.

Elvis Presley's 'Tickle Me' movie opened nationally in 1965.

Produced by Phil Spector (as his crowing achievement), Ike & Tina Turner’s epic “River Deep Mountain High” was released in 1966. The song stiffs in the U.S. (though it enters the Top 5 in England) causing Spector to briefly retire from the music business. 1966

Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass went to #1 on the US album chart in 1966 with 'What Now My Love', setting a new American record with four albums in the US Top Ten. The other three were; ‘South of the Border,' ‘Going Places’ and ‘Whipped Cream and Other Delights.'

Percy Sledge started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1966 with "When A Man Loves A Woman."

All four Beatles spent the day with Bob Dylan in his room at the Mayfair hotel in London in 1966.

The Association makde their TV debut on the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" on CBS in 1967.

Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull were arrested at their London home in 1969 and charged with possession of cannabis, they were released on $85 bail.

Bassist Ronnie Lane left The Faces in 1973 and went on to form Slim Chance.

The Allman Brothers Band broke up in 1976 after Gregg Allman testified against his personal road manager in a drug case. The band reformed in 1978.

The epic song "Barracuda" was released by Heart in 1977.

In 1977, Bruce Springsteen settled out of court with his former manager Mike Appel. The settlement allowed Springsteen to began recording again.

Also in 1977, Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers played together for the first time when they performed as part of Mike Howletts band, Strontium 90 in Paris France.

In 1982, Promoter Bill Graham staged a special Vietnam Veterans benefit concert in San Francisco starring The Jefferson Starship, The Grateful Dead and Country Joe.

Actress and singer Irene Cara started a six-week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1983 with "Flashdance...What A Feeling." Taken from the film 'Flashdance.'

In 1983, the four day US Festival '83' took place in California, featuring The Clash, U2, David Bowie, The Pretenders, Van Halen, Stray Cats, Men At Work, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson. INXS, Joe Walsh, Motley Crue and Ozzy Osbourne. Headlimers Van Halen received $1 million for their time and effort. Over 750,000 fans attended the festival.

Whitney Houston released her album "Whitney" in 1987.

George Michael started a three-week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1988 with "One More Try."

Hootie & the Blowfish started a four-week run at #1 on the US album charts in 1995 with 'Cracked Rear View.' The album went on to sell over 15m copies.

In 1998 - Elton John and Bernie Taupin won an Ivor Novello Award for their re-written version of "Candle in the Wind '97."

Britney Spears was at #1 on the US album chart in 2000 with 'Oops!... I Did It Again.'

In 2006, Beck and the members of his band are accompanied on stage by marionette puppets of themselves during their headlining performance at the Sasquatch! Festival in George (about 125 miles east of Seattle), WA.

The Police launched a North American reunion tour to celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2007. The trek began in Vancouver, B.C.

In 2008, Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee and Rapper Ludacris headline a benefit concert in L.A. for the Griffith Park Recovery Fund.

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