Thursday, September 28, 2017

More Music History for September 28, 2017 (with links)

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1963 -

September 28
New York disc jockey Murray The K receives a copy of The Beatles' "She Loves You" and plays it on radio station WINS-AM. It is believed to be the first Beatles' song ever broadcast in the US.

September 28
American Bandstand features The Ronettes performing "Be My Baby" and Bobby Rydell singing "Let's Make Love Tonight".

1967 -

September 28
Gladys Knight And The Pips' "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is released in the US, where it would reach #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the R&B chart in November. The record became Motown's best selling record to that point, but would be eclipsed by Marvin Gaye's version of "Grapevine" just over a year later.

1968 -

September 28
The Beatles had not only their biggest hit, but also the largest selling record of the 1960s when "Hey Jude" reached the top of the US charts. The song, written by Paul McCartney for John's son Julian, would stay at number one in America for nine weeks and sell over eight million copies. In 1996, Julian paid 25,000 pounds for the recording notes to the song at an auction.

1970 -

September 28
Eric Burdon And War are awarded a Gold record for "Spill the Wine".

1974 -

September 28
Canadian singer Andy Kim went to #1 on the Billboard singles chart with "Rock Me Gently", his only US chart topper. The record was also a hit in the UK, reaching #2. Along with his recording career, Kim was also a successful composer and was the co-writer of The Archies' "Sugar Sugar".

September 28
A re-release of The Beach Boys' 1963, #3 hit, "Surfin' U.S.A." cracks the Billboard Top 40, reaching #36. It had been over five years since the band had a hit record with "I Can Hear Music", which had reached #24. Unfortunately, the re-issue of "Surfin'" fell out of the Top 40 after just one week and they would have to wait until the Summer of 1976 to have another chart entry with "Rock And Roll Music", which would climb to #5.

1979 -

September 28
Jimmy McCulloch, guitarist with Thunderclap Newman and Wings, was found dead in his flat in Maida Vale, North West London after suffering heart failure. He was 26.

1991 -

September 28
Garth Brooks becomes the first Country artist to enter the Billboard Hot 200 album chart at number one. His "Ropin' the Wind", a collection of Pop and Country tunes, had advance orders of over 4 million copies.

2000 -

September 28
Barbra Streisand sings her farewell concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.

2005 -

September 28
A Mick Jagger impersonator spent over an hour accepting free drinks and enjoying VIP perks at a New York night spot. Club officials only realized that the man wasn't Jagger after looking at a photo of the Rolling Stones' front man and noticing that the unnamed imposter was younger and heavier than Jagger.

2007 -

September 28
Michael Jackson's spokeswoman, Raymone Bain, denied that the Pop star had married his children's nanny, Grace Rwaramba. A statement issued to the press read: "Wide-spreading reports regarding Michael Jackson being married are not true. Documents stating otherwise are a hoax." Jackson had already been married twice and had three children, Prince Michael I, Paris and Prince Michael II.

2009 -

September 28
Lucy Vodden (nee O'Donnell), the childhood pal of John Lennon's son Julian, passed away at the age of 46 after losing her battle with auto-immune disease lupus. She was the inspiration for The Beatles' track "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds", written mostly by John after Julian showed his father a nursery school drawing he called "Lucy - in the sky with diamonds", depicting his classmate.

2010 -

September 28
Reality TV star Kelly Osbourne told the press that her father Ozzy was once banned from her school in England after passing wind and falling asleep in the middle of a parent / teacher interview.

2015 -

September 28
Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, died of natural causes at the age of 76.

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