Thursday, June 28, 2018

Today in Music History...June 28, 2018 (Now with more info)

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Music History: June 28th:
 

 


2017 Gary DeCarlo, singer of the 1969 hit "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye," dies of cancer at age 75.

2016 Elvis Presley's original guitarist, Scotty Moore, dies at age 84. Moore, who played on rock classics like "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Jailhouse Rock," was the last living member of the team (Elvis, bass player Bill Black and producer Sam Phillips) that created The King's legendary sound.

2015 Brantley Gilbert, who was once engaged to Jana Kramer, marries Amber Cochran, a teacher from his hometown of Jefferson, Georgia.


2011 Bluegrass duo Gillian Welch and David Rawlings release The Harrow & The Harvest, their first album in eight years.More

2010 Bill Aucoin (band manager for Kiss, Billy Idol) dies of surgical complications from prostate cancer at age 66.

2008 During her performance at Glastonbury Festival, Amy Winehouse punches a fan whom she mistakenly believes had thrown a hat at her beehive.More

2007 Rod Stewart receives ten stitches in his leg after slipping onstage in Manchester, England.

1997 George Harrison has an operation to remove a cancerous growth from his neck.

1993 Punk rocker GG Allin dies of an accidental heroin overdose at age 36.

1973 The Helen Reddy Show summer replacement TV series debuts on NBC.

1968 Jefferson Airplane make the cover of Life magazine under the headline: "Jefferson Airplane, Top Rock Group, With Music That's Hooked the Whole Vibrating World."

1965 Dick Clark's Where The Action Is premieres on ABC.

1962 The Drifters record "Up On The Roof."

1945 David Knights (original bass guitarist for Procol Harum) is born in Islington, North London, England.

1936 Pop singer Cathy Carr is born Angelina Helen Catherine Cordovano in The Bronx, New York City. Known for the 1956 hit "Ivory Tower."

1913 The British composer George Walter Selwyn Lloyd is born.

1902 Richard Rodgers, a prolific composer known for his partnership with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II, is born in New York City.
 

Clay And Ruben Rule The Chart

 
2003After Ruben Studdard beats Clay Aiken to win Season 2 of American Idol, their first singles debut at the top of the Hot 100. Aiken takes the top spot, becoming the first new artist to go straight to #1 on the chart.

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2010 Jake Holmes finally gets around to suing Led Zeppelin for plagiarizing his 1967 song "Dazed And Confused." Led Zeppelin released a very similar song with the same title on their 1969 debut album, but Holmes waited decades to take legal action. The case is eventually settled, with the writing credit on the song changed to "Jimmy Page, Inspired By Jake Holmes."

1980 Paul McCartney's "Coming Up" hits #1 in the US.

1978 The C.W. McCall hit "Convoy" is adapted into a movie of the same name, which opens in theaters. Kris Kristofferson plays the main character, a trucker who goes by "Rubber Duck."

1975 David Bowie releases "Fame," featuring John Lennon on backing vocals. It become Bowie's first #1 hit in the US.

1975 The Eagles fourth album, One Of These Nights, hits #1 in America.

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

1968 Aretha Franklin appears on the cover of Time magazine under the banner, "The Sound Of Soul."

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