Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September 28

1902: Ed Sullivan (Television Host)
1928: Koko Taylor (Blues Singer)
1938: Ben E. King (R&B Singer)
1943: Nick St. Nicholas (Bass for Steppenwolf)
1952: Andy Ward (Drummer for Marillion & Camel)
1954: George Lynch (Guitarist for Dokken & Lynch Mob)
1966: Kenny Wilson (Ginger Fish) (Drums for Marilyn Manson)
1977: Young Jeezy (Jay Jenkins) (Rapper)
1984: Melody Thornton (Singer for The Pussycat Dolls)
1987: Hilary Duff (Singer)

1953: Cpuntry singer 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.

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."

1968: The Beatles started a nine week run at No.1 on the singles chart with 'Hey Jude'. The Paul McCartney song written about Lennon's son Julian gave the group their 16th US No.1 and the biggest selling single of 1968.

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.

1974: Bad Company went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album. Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke had come out of Free, while Mick Ralphs had played guitar with Mott the Hoople and Boz Burrell was bass player for King Crimson before the group formed in 1973.

1976: George Harrison, currently ill with hepatitis, is sued by his American label, A&M, for $6 million 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.

1991: Miles Davis died from the combined effects of a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure in Santa Monica, California at the age of 65.

1991: Garth Brooks went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Ropin' The Wind'. The album spent a total of eighteen weeks at the No.1 position and 70 weeks on the chart selling over 11m copies. It became the first country album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart.

1991: Guns N' Roses released 2 albums 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' which debut at number 1 and number 2 on the album chart.

1991: On the week of their album ‘Nevermind’ being released, Nirvana made an appearance at the Tower Records store in New York City and then played a show at The Marquee Club in New York. Their single ‘Smell’s Like Teen Spirit’ had also entered the US Top 20 this week.

1994: R&B singer Bobby Brown witnessed a fatal drive-by-shooting in Roxbury, New Jersey. His sister's fiancĂ©‚ was killed in the incident.

1995: Bobby Brown's car was riddled with bullets in Boston's Roxbury section. The gun battle killed his sister's fiancé.

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.

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.

2004: Producer Phil Spector was charged with the murder of actress Lana Clarkson in an unsealed indictment. Spector was in attendance at a Los Angeles court as the indictment about the slaying of 40-year-old Clarkson was read. He remained free on $1 million bail.

2009: Adam Goldstein (DJ AM.), American club DJ and musician died of an accidental drug overdose at home in New York City aged 36. Had worked with Blink 182, Crazy Town, Madonna. Goldstein had surrived a plane crash along with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker in September 2008.

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