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Today in Music History...October 28, 2017 (Now with more info & links)

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2016 The BBC Radio show Desmond Carrington: The Music Goes Round ends after 36 years when the host retires at age 90.

2014 At their regular haunt - the Beacon Theater in New York City - The Allman Brothers Band play their final show, a four-hour set that goes past midnight, ending on the anniversary of Duane Allman's death.

2007 Porter Wagoner dies of lung cancer at age 80. A regular at the Grand Ole Opry, he hosted The Porter Wagoner Show for 21 years starting in 1961.

2006 Producer Rudy Taylor, music arranger for Bobby Womack, dies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at age 52. Among others, co-wrote The Gap Band hits "Oops Upside Your Head," "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" and "Early In The Morning."

2004 Gil Melle, jazz musician and film composer, dies of a heart attack in Malibu, California, at age 72.

2004 Rod Stewart's Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3 is #1 on the Billboard 200, marking the first time the singer reached the top of the albums chart since 1979's Blondes Have More Fun.

2004 Eminem gets his own radio channel on Sirius satellite radio. He launches the Shade 45 channel with a gathering called the Shady National Convention, which also promotes his album Encore.

2003 Paul McCartney and his second wife, model/activist Heather Mills, welcome a daughter, Beatrice Milly McCartney.

2003 Tonight's The Night, a musical play written around the hits of Rod Stewart, opens in London's West End.

2003 David Bowie and his wife, the supermodel Iman, sign up as the new spokesmodels for Tommy Hilfiger. Bowie says: "I very much admire Tommy's ability to weave so many influences into his work. Iman and I are thrilled to be working with him."


2001 Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

2001 More than 22,000 friends, neighbors and fans turn out for Tim McGraw's eighth annual Swampstock, held in his hometown of Rayville, Louisiana. Proceeds from the day benefit local youth sports organizations, scholarship funds and the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit fund.

2001 The Beastie Boys play their first show in more than two-and-a-half years at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, at the first of two New Yorkers Against Violence benefits, which the rap trio organized.

1999 Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis, out with an injury, tries his hand at rapping when he performs at the Denver night club Wazoos.

1991 Blues singer Billy Wright dies of a pulmonary embolism at age 59.

1987 Rapper Frank Ocean is born Christopher Edwin Breaux in Long Beach, California, but will be raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He'll take his stage name from the 1960 classic film Ocean's 11 and its star, Frank Sinatra.

1986 Marie Osmond marries her second husband, producer Brian Blosil, in South Jordan, Utah.

1984 Wells Kelly (drummer, keyboardist for Orleans), age 34, dies of asphyxiation after a night of hard partying while on tour with Meat Loaf in London, England.

1982 The Jam announces it is breaking up. Bandleader Paul Weller forms The Style Council with Mick Talbot shortly thereafter.

1980 Five of Walt Disney's original Mousketeers (Annette, Cubby, Tommy, Sherry, and Dickie) gather in Burbank, California, to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary.

1978 "Hot Child In The City" by Nick Gilder goes to #1 in America.

1978 Justin Guarini, who comes in second to Kelly Clarkson on the first season of American Idol, is born Justin Eldrin Bell in Columbus, Georgia.

1972 The Who's recent anthem "Join Together" is adopted as the official song of the United States Council For World Affairs.

1968 In court, it's Lennon v. Lennon as Cynthia is granted a divorce from her husband, John.

1967 Diana Ross and the Supremes' LP Greatest Hits hits #1.

1965 The Supremes record "My World Is Empty Without You."

1964 Details of Lawrence Wright's will are published in the London Times; he leaves an estate of £348,117 net. Wright was best known for founding Melody Maker.

1963 The Beach Boys release "Be True To Your School."

1962 The songwriting team of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwhich team up for real, marrying in New York City. The couple divorce in 1965, but keep working together.

1961 Ground is broken for the construction of New York City's Shea Stadium.

1958 William Reid (guitarist for The Jesus and Mary Chain) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.

1957 Stephen Morris (drummer for New Order) is born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.

1957 The Four Lads record "Put A Light In The Window."

1956 "Love Me Tender" replaces "Don't Be Cruel"/"Hound Dog" on the Billboard chart, making Elvis Presley the first artist to knock himself out of the #1 position.

1956 Elvis Presley makes his second appearance on CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show, and unlike the first appearance, Sullivan himself is hosting. Elvis sings "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender," "Hound Dog" and "Love Me," and Ed presents Presley with a gold record for "Love Me Tender."

1950 Patti Page's "All My Love" hits #1.

1948 Telma Hopkins (of Tony Orlando & Dawn) is born in Louisville, Kentucky. Also a popular actress, her best-known role is Rachel Crawford on the '90s sitcom Family Matters.

1948 Rickie Lee Reynolds (guitarist for Black Oak Arkansas) is born in Manilan, Arkansas.

1948 In St. Louis, Missouri, Chuck Berry marries Themetta "Toddy" Suggs. They remain married until Berry's death in 2017.

1947 George Glover (keyboardist for Climax Blues Band) is born in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

1945 Wayne Fontana (lead singer for The Mindbenders) is born Glyn Geoffrey Ellis in Manchester, Lancashire, England. He would take his new surname from Elvis Presley's drummer, D.J. Fontana.

1941 Doo-wop and pop singer Curtis Lee is born in Yuma, Arizona.

1941 Hank Marvin (lead guitarist for The Shadows) is born Brian Robson Rankin in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He would become interested in guitar after hearing Buddy Holly play.

1940 Jay Proctor (of Jay & the Techniques) is born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Known for the 1967 hit "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie."

1939 Pop singer Jim Post (of Friend & Lover) is born in Houston, Texas.

1937 Graham Bond (of Graham Bond Organization), a forerunner of British R&B, is born in Romford, Essex, England.

1936 Charlie Daniels is born Charles Edward Daniels in Wilmington, North Carolina.

1927 Jazz singer Cleo Laine is born Clementine Dinah Bullock in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England.

1919 Irving Berlin copyrights "You'd Be Surprised."

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1999 Performing at the Adams Mark hotel in Dallas, Kenny Rogers throws a frisbee that hits a chandelier. The broken glass hits audience member Kevin O'Toole, who claims that it leaves his face scarred and ruins his sex life. Both he and his wife sue Rogers, claiming the singer "deprived her of the services, love and guidance of her husband."

1997 Bill Berry leaves R.E.M. after 17 years as drummer.

1972 Brad Paisley is born in Glen Dale, West Virginia.

1958 Buddy Holly makes what will be his last major television appearance, lip-synching "It's So Easy" and "Heartbeat" on American Bandstand.

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