Monday, May 28, 2018

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

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Music History: May 28th:

2001 MTV's Total Request Live spawns a country spinoff on sister network CMT with Most Wanted Live. Broadcasting from Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, hosts Lance Smith and Amber Moog present a crop of country clips ranked by fan voters.

2000 The White Stripes perform on TV for the first time, playing "Apple Blossom" and "You're Pretty Good Looking" on the Detroit Public Television series Backstage Pass.

2000 Suzi Gardner of L7 becomes the first woman casted by Cynthia Plaster Caster, who has worked on a number of rock stars, including Jimi Hendrix. For her female subjects, which later include Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab and Karen O of Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Cynthia molds their breasts.

1988 Steven Tyler of Aerosmith gets married for the second time when he ties the knot with Teresa Barrick, in her hometown of Tulsa. The union lasts 17 years.

1988 George Michael's "One More Try" tops the Hot 100 for the first of three weeks.

1985 Colbie Caillat is born in Malibu, California.

1985 English radio broadcaster Roy Plomley, known for the long-running BBC Radio series Desert Island Discs, dies of pleurisy at age 71.

1983 Irene Cara's passion makes it happen: "Flashdance... What a Feeling" goes to #1 in America.

1983 "Candy Girl" by New Edition becomes the first UK #1 hit with a rap.

1981 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are the opening act for The Clash, who play the first of eight shows at Bond's in Times Square, New York (future home of Tower Records). The rappers are booed and assaulted with various projectiles as the crowd does not appreciate their act.

1980 Pop singer Mark Feehily (of Westlife) is born in Sligo, Ireland.

1978 David Cassidy is the guest star on an episode of NBC's TV show Police Story. He does so well that he is given his own show called David Cassidy: Man Undercover, which tanks hard.

1977 Bruce Springsteen is finally free to record after a legal battle with his former manager Mike Appel kept him out of the studio for two years. Springsteen learns that it's not a good idea to sign a contract on the hood of a car.

1976 Gregg Allman testifies against The Allman Brothers Band's road manager/bodyguard Scooter Herring in a deal to avoid drug charges after a drug-trafficking sting. This causes tensions in the band, who take two years off before re-forming.

1975 The Doobie Brothers fifth album, Stampede, is certified Gold.

1973 Ronnie Lane leaves The Faces, and will be replaced by Tetsu Yamauchi on bass.

1973 Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn release "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man," which becomes their third #1 country hit as a duo.

1971 Duncan Zowie Haywood Bowie is born to David Bowie and his wife Angela. Duncan will go on to become the successful film director behind Moon (2009) and Source Code (2011).

1969 Mick Jagger and girlfriend Marianne Faithfull are arrested in their London home on charges of marijuana possession, but released on 50 pounds' bail.

1968 Kylie Minogue is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

1967 The Association make their television debut, performing "Along Comes Mary" on the CBS variety show the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

1966 Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman" hits #1 in the US.

1966 Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass have four of the top 10 albums: What Now My Love, Whipped Cream and Other Delights, South of the Border, and Going Places. It's a record for most albums in the Top 10 at the same time.

1966 Tina Turner releases "River Deep, Mountain High."

1965 Elvis Presley's Tickle Me movie opens nationally.

1965 Elvis Presley releases "(Such An) Easy Question."

1964 Marianne Faithfull records "As Tears Go By."

1963 Elvis Presley records "Slowly But Surely," "Blue River," and "Ask Me."

1961 Roland Gift (lead singer of Fine Young Cannibals) is born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.

1960 Elvis Presley visits Vegas, and his entourage is for the first time dubbed the "Memphis Mafia" in the local media, due to their penchant for wearing long coats and dark glasses.

1958 Buddy Holly gets his draft notice, but poor eyesight keeps him out of the Army.

1955 "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" has four different versions on the charts, including a #1 hit for Bill Hayes. The other three are by Fess Parker, Walter Schumann and Tennessee Ernie Ford.

1955 Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on the Big D Jamboree radio program, broadcast from the Dallas Sportatorium by KRLD.

1949 Wendy O. Williams (lead singer of Plasmatics) is born in Webster, New York.

1948 Ray Laidlaw (drummer for Lindisfarne) is born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England.

1944 Country musician Gary Stewart, known for '70s hits like "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)," is born in Jenkins, Kentucky.

1944 Gladys Knight is born in Atlanta, Georgia.

1944 Billy Vera (of Billy Vera & the Beaters) is born William Patrick McCord in Riverside, California.

1943 Tony Mansfield (drummer for Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas) is born Anthony Bookbinder in Salford, Lancashire, England.

1943 Vaughn De Leath, a female crooner who was one of the first artists to record "Are You Lonesome Tonight," dies at age 42.

1941 Frank Sinatra records "This Love Of Mine."

1931 Sonny Burgess, rockabilly guitarist of the Pacers and later The Sun Rhythm Section, made up of former Sun Records' session musicians, is born Albert Austin Burgess of Newport, Kansas.

1923 Gyorgy Ligeti, a contemporary classical music composer, is born in Transylvania, Romania.

1917 Papa John Creach (violinist of Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship) is born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

1910 T-Bone Walker, a pioneer of jump blues and electric blues, is born Aaron Thibeaux Walker in Linden, Texas.

Steve Wozniak Buys the Most Expensive Backstage Pass in History

Apple's Steve Wozniak hosts the second US Festival, intending it to be the "Super Bowl of rock." The lineup is even more impressive than that of its 1982 predecessor, and the attendance is substantially larger. Wozniak splurges on David Bowie with two million dollars of his own money, simply because he "really loves him."

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2007 The Police set aside their differences and launch their first tour since 1986 in Vancouver. Despite some band member clashes along the way, the tour lasts over a year, selling 3,300,912 tickets in 151 shows.

1996 Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode takes a nasty speedball (cocaine and heroin) and goes into cardiac arrest. Medics manage to kickstart his heart, saving his life.
1982 Rocky III hits theaters. This one features a new theme song written around a key line of dialogue in the film: "Eye of the Tiger." Sylvester Stallone asked the upstart Chicago band Survivor to write and record the song when he couldn't get permission to use the Queen song "Another One Bites The Dust."

1957 The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) is established. They become known for their Grammy Awards, which kicks off in 1958.

1945 John Fogerty is born, but not on the bayou; the Creedence Clearwater Revival leader claims Berkeley, California as his birthplace.

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