Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August 28


1942: Sterling Morrison (Guitar for The Velvet Underground)
1943: David Soul (Hutch & Singer)
1948: Danny Seraphine (Drummer for Chicago)
1949: Martin Lamble (Drummer for Fairport Convention)
1951: Dave Hlubek (Guitar for Molly Hatchet)
1965: Shania Twain (Eileen Edwards) (Country Artist)
1969: Jack Black (Guitar for Tenacious D and Actor)
1974: Peter Turner (Bass for Elbow)
1981: Jake Owen (Country Singer)
1982: LeAnn Rimes (Country Singer)
1986: Florence Welch (Singer for Florence & The Machine)


1960: A 17-year-old Barry White completes his four-month prison term for stealing 300 tires from a Cadillac dealership. Having heard Elvis sing "It's Now Or Never" in prison, he leaves determined to make music his life.

1961: Tamla Records released the Marvelettes first single, 'Please Mr. Postman'. The song went on to sell over a million copies and become the group's biggest hit, reaching the top of both the Billboard Pop and R&B charts. The song is notable as the first Motown song to reach the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.

1963: Just before Dr. Martin Luther King gives his famous "I Have A Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, Peter, Paul and Mary serenade the crowd with their hit version of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' In The Wind."

1965: The Rolling Stones sign with Decca records and ink a management contract with the soon-to-be-notorious Allen Klein.

1967: In San Francisco, The Grateful Dead, along with Janis Joplin's group Big Brother and the Holding Company, play the funeral of a Hell's Angel killed after being hit by a car.

1969: Paul and Linda McCartney become the proud parents of their first child, a daughter they name Mary after Paul's dear departed mother.

1984: With over one million ticket sales in only two months, the Jacksons' reunion tour, entitled Victory, becomes the most successful concert tour of all time.

1986: Tina Turner receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2005: For the second time in two years, Art Garfunkel is arrested for marijuana possession.

2005: Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was admitted to hospital after being shot in the leg at a party hosted by hip hop star Kanye West. The party was held at a club in Miami, Florida, to celebrate this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

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