Saturday, August 28, 2010

August 28 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Hugh Cornwall!

Hugh Cornwall, Stranglers

Musicians Born On August 28

1925 Billy Grammar (Gotta Travel On)
1939 Clem Cattini (Pirates/Tornados)
1948 Dan Seraphine (Chicago)
1949 Hugh Cornwall (Stranglers)
1951 Wayne Osmond (Osmonds)
1961 Kim Appleby (Mel and Kim)
1955 Shania Twain
1982 LeAnn Rimes

Number 1 In The Charts On August 28

1961 Joe Dowell: 'Wooden Heart' US 45
1968 Beach Boys: 'Do It Again' UK 45
1993 Culture Beat : Mr Vain : UK single
1993 Billy Joel : River of Dreams : US LP

Various Music Events On August 28

1954 Elvis Presley enters US territorial bestsellers chart (Memphis Area returns) at No. 3, with 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' (B-side of 'That's Alright'), his first-ever chart entry

1961 Marvelettes release 'Please Mr. Postman' in US, the first Motown chart-topper

1963 Mahalia Jackson, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez play as Martin Luther King delivers his 'I Have a Dream' speech in Washington

1965 Rolling Stones sign with Alan Klein

1965 Bob Dylan booed offstage at Forest Hill Stadium, New York, for playing electric guitar

1965 Joe Tex enters R&B chart, subsequently reaching No. 1 with 'I Want To (Do Everything for You)'

1971 Cat Stevens hits UK chart with 'Moon Shadow'

1976 Alan Parsons' 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination' hits UK LP chart

1978 Tom Verlane's band, Television, split up

1985 INXS (formed in Sydney in 1977 as Farriss Brothers) begin their first world tour, in Australia

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