Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 28

1941: Ann-Margret (Ann-Margret Olsson) (Singer & Actress)
1945: John Wolters (Drummer for Dr. Hook)
1953: Kim Gordon (Bass for Sonic Youth)
1955: Eddie Jobson (Keyboards & Violin for Curved Air & Roxy Music)
1966: Too Short (Rapper)
1968: Daisy Berkowitz (Scott Mitchell Putesky) (Lead Guitar in Marilyn Manson)
1973: Bigg Gipp (Cameron Gipp) Rapper in Goodie Mob

1940: Glenn Miller recorded "Pennsylvania 6-5000".

1963: London hustler and PR man Andrew Loog Oldham gets his first glimpse of the Rolling Stones onstage at the Crawdaddy Club; the very next day, he becomes their manager.

1964: The Beatles recorded the TV special ‘Around The Beatles’ at Wembley studios England. As well as performing songs they played Act V Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ with John playing the female role of Thisbe, Paul as Pyramus, George as Moonshine and Ringo as Lion. Paul later named his cat Thisbe.

1965: Barbra Streisand's first television special, My Name Is Barbra, airs on CBS.

1968: The musical Hair opens on Broadway, running for 1,729 performances, spinning off several hit covers of its soundtrack songs (Three Dog Night's "Easy To Be Hard," The Cowsills' "Hair," Oliver's "Good Morning Starshine" and 5th Dimension's "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In") and inspiring a major motion picture.

1968: The Seeds guest star as "The Warts" on tonight's "How Not To Manage A Rock Group" episode of the NBC-TV sitcom The Mothers-In-Law.

1973: Pink Floyd's album 'Dark Side Of The Moon' went to No.1 on the US chart, it went on to enjoy a record breaking 741 weeks, selling over 20 million copies world-wide.

1975: John Lennon is the guest on tonight's episode of NBC-TV's Tonight Show, while Ringo Starr appears on NBC's Smothers Brothers Show to sing his latest hit, "No No Song."

1979: Blondie scored their first US No.1 single with “Heart Of Glass”.

1980: Tommy Caldwell died from injuries suffered in a Jeep crash.  He was bassist and original frontman for The Marshall Tucker Band between 1973 and 1980.

1981: Steve Currie (Bass for T. Rex) died in a car crash while returning to his home near Vale de Parra, Algarve, Portugal. He was 33 years old, and his death came less than four years after T.Rex lead singer Marc Bolan had died in a car crash.

1982: The California State Assembly consumer-protection-committee heard testimony from "experts" who claimed that when ‘Stairway To Heaven’ was played backward, contained the words: "I sing because I live with Satan. The Lord turns me off, there's no escaping it. Here's to my sweet Satan, whose power is Satan. He will give you 666. I live for Satan."

1987: Ray Charles appears before Congress to urge more funding for hearing research, stating "My eyes are my handicap, but my ears are my opportunity."

1987: The Art Of Excellence by Tony Bennett becomes the first album to be initially released on CD instead of the traditional vinyl format.

1987: On a plane that was returning to Boston, from Miami, Ozzy Osbourne bought three rounds of drinks and sang "Crazy Train" over the PA system.

1988: Country Pop singer B.W. Stevenson died undergoing heart valve surgery at the age of 38.

1989: Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley were married. They had been high school sweethearts.

1991: Bonnie Raitt marries her first husband, actor Michael O'Keefe, in New York. The couple would divorce in 1999.

1994: Lisa Marie Presley separated from Danny Keough.

1999: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1999: Marilyn Manson walked off stage during a concert in Des Moines, Iowa, when he realized that someone had put a large yellow "smiley face" on a stage prop. 23 arrests were made in the aftermath.

2000: James Brown Enterprises, which handles tours for the Godfather of Soul, has its offices destroyed by fire, destroying music and memorabilia. An employee is later charged with arson in connection with the incident.

2000: Paul Atkinson was jailed for three years after being found guilty of stealing more than $40,000 from Rolling Stone Charlie Watts. Atkinson had been the manager of an Arabian stud farm owned by Watts.

2002: Vince Neil allegedly attacked a record producer outside the Rainbow Room in West Hollywood. Neil pled guilty to the misdemeanor charge of battery on September 27, 2002.

2003: Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack went into rehab. The 17 year old was a patient at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California.

2006: ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus is accused by the Swedish government of $12 million in delinquency of back taxes.

2009: A TV commercial for insurance featuring Iggy Pop was ruled as misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority. In the advert, the singer was seen exclaiming that he had an insurance policy with Swiftcover but the company did not cover musicians at the time of the ad being shown. Swiftcover had since started to offer policies to musicians, and stated that Mr Pop would continue to endorse the company.

2011: Richie Sambora leaves Bon Jovi tour to enter rehab.

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