Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Today in Music History...September 28, 2016

Music History: September 28



1902: Ed Sullivan
1930: Tommy Collins
1938: Ben E. King
1943: Nick St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf)
1946: Helen Shapiro
1953: Keni Burke (Five Stairsteps)


1964: Nacio Herb Brown
1968: Dewey Phillips
1979: Jimmy McCulloch (Wings)
1991: Miles Davis


1953: Johnny Horton marries Billie Jean Jones Eshliman, widow of Hank Williams Sr.
1963: A full two months before "I Want To Hold Your Hand" finally breaks Beatlemania in the US, New York disc jockey Murray The K obtains a copy of the Beatles' last single, "She Loves You," and plays it on his radio show for two solid weeks, becoming the first American DJ to play a Beatles record. The response is tepid.
1964: Connie Stevens premieres her first television sitcom, Wendy and Me, on ABC, featuring George Burns as her landlord. It lasts one season.
1968: Janis Joplin manager Albert Grossman announces that his client is leaving her band Big Brother and the Holding Company, feeling that they weren't "growing together."
1972: David Bowie catapults into US superstardom overnight when he sells out tonight's gig at Carnegie Hall. 
 1973: The Rolling Stones appear on the premiere of Don Kirshner's Rock Concert on ABC, performing "It's Only Rock N' Roll (But I Like It)," marking their first appearance on US television in six years.
1976: George Harrison, currently ill with hepatitis, is sued by his American label, A&M, for failing to deliver his latest album, 33 1/3, on time.
1987: The British tabloid The Sun reports erroneously that Elton John keeps several guard dogs with their larynxes removed so that he can't hear them bark, sparking a successful libel lawsuit from John that revolutionizes the way the tabloids in England deal with celebrities.
1987: Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight are the celebrity team players on tonight's episode of Dick Clark's $100,000 Pyramid.
1989: Jimmy Buffett publishes his first book, a collection of short fiction entitled Tales From Margaritaville.
1996: Bob Dylan is nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature for his songwriting by Gordon Ball literature professor at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA.
2000: Ballet For Life, a ballet tribute to late QUeen singer and AIDS casualty Freddie Mercury, premiers at London's Sadler's Wells Theatre.
2004: A Beverly Hills tribute concert in honor of Ray Charles, featuring Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, James Ingram, and Patti Austin, raises $15 million for Atlanta's African-American institution, Morehouse College.


1958: The Teddy Bears, "To Know Him Is To Love Him"


1928: Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, "Under A Blanket Of Blue"
1967: The Beatles, "Flying"


1968: The Beatles' "Hey Jude" b/w "Revolution" hits #1
1974: Andy Kim's "Rock Me Gently" hits #1
1974: Bad Company's self-titled LP hits #1



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