Friday, October 28, 2016

Today in Music History...October 28, 2016

Music History: October 28



1927: Cleo Laine
1936: Charlie Daniels
1937: Graham Bond (Graham Bond Organization)
1939: Jim Post (Friend and Lover)
1940: Jay Proctor (Jay and the Techniques)
1941: Curtis Lee
1941: Hank Marvin (The Shadows)
1945: Wayne Fontana (Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders)
1948: Telma Hopkins (Tony Orlando and Dawn)
1948: Rickie Reynolds (Black Oak Arkansas)


1991: Billy Wright
2004: Gil Melle
2007: Robert Goulet
2007: Porter Wagoner


1948: In St. Louis, MO, Chuck Berry marries his first and only wife, Themetta "Toddy" Suggs.
1955: As part of the duo Buddy and Bob, Buddy Holly opens for Marty Robbins at a concert in Lubbock, TX.
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."
1958: Buddy Holly makes what would be his last major television appearance, lip-synching "It's So Easy" and "Heartbeat" on ABC's American Bandstand.
 1961: According to the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, this is the day on which a customer named Raymond Jones entered Epstein's Liverpool record store, NEMS, and requested a copy of the Beatles singing "My Bonnie" (a 45 the group had cut in Hamburg, Germany with singer Tony Sheridan). Epstein, impressed that someone would ask for a record cut by a local group but only available as an import, tracks the band down at the Cavern Club and offers to manage them. Several Liverpool scenesters have since cast doubt on this story, claiming the group was already well-known in town.
1961: Ground is broken for the construction of New York City's Shea Stadium.
1962: The famous songwriting team of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich team up for real, marrying in New York City. The couple would divorce in 1966.
1964: The historic T.A.M.I. (Teenage Awards Music International) Show is held at the Santa Monica, CA Civic auditorium, the first of two all-star live music shows that will conclude the next evening. Featuring the famed "Wrecking Crew" sessionmen as backup, the event presents a stunning array of talent, including James Brown, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, Lesley Gore, and more. Filmed in front of thousands of screaming high schoolers let in for free, the resulting movie flopped at the box office, but gained a hardcore cult following over the years for the ferocity of some of the performances, particularly James Brown's legendary dancing during "Night Train," and is today considered one of rock and roll's greatest events.
1968: Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from her husband John.
1972: Diana Ross becomes the proud parent of her second daughter, Tracee, her first from husband Robert Ellis Silberstein.
1972: The Who's recent anthem "Join Together" is adopted as the official song of the United States Council For World Affairs.
1980: Five of Walt Disney's original Mousketeers (Annette, Cubby, Tommy, Sherry, and Dickie) gather in Burbank, CA, to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary.
1985: Bob Dylan's five-LP Biograph, the first major commercially successful box set, is released by Columbia.
1986: Marie Osmond marries her second husband, producer Brian Blosil, in South Jordan, UT.
1999: During a Kenny Rogers show in Dallas, TX, a fan is injured by a frisbee Kenny throws randomly into the audience. According to the fan's subsequent two-million-dollar lawsuit, the "accident" has left him impotent.
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.




1957: The Four Lads, "Put A Light In The Window"
1965: The Supremes, "My World Is Empty Without You"


1950: Patti Page's "All My Love" hits #1
1967: Diana Ross and the Supremes' LP Greatest Hits hits #1
1978: Nick Gilder's "Hot Child In The City" hits #1



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