October 28th Music Events

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October 28: Music Events

  • Oct. 28, 1919 – Irving Berlin copyrights “You’d Be Surprised.”
  • Oct. 28, 1927 – Jazz singer Cleo Laine is born Clementine Dinah Bullock in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England.
  • Oct. 28, 1936 – Charlie Daniels is born Charles Edward Daniels in Wilmington, North Carolina.
  • Oct. 28, 1937 – Graham Bond (of Graham Bond Organization), a forerunner of British R&B, is born in Romford, Essex, England.
  • Oct. 28, 1939 – Jim Post of Friend & Lover is born in Houston, Texas.
  • Oct. 28, 1940 – Jay Proctor (of Jay & the Techniques) is born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Known for the 1967 hit “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie.”
  • Oct. 28, 1941 – Doo-wop and pop singer Curtis Lee is born in Yuma, Arizona.
  • Oct. 28, 1941 – Hank Marvin (lead guitarist for The Shadows) is born Brian Robson Rankin in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He becomes interested in guitar after hearing Buddy Holly play.
  • Oct. 28, 1945 – Wayne Fontana (lead singer for The Mindbenders) is born Glyn Geoffrey Ellis in Manchester, Lancashire, England. His stage name comes from Elvis Presley’s drummer, D.J. Fontana.
  • Oct. 28, 1947 – George Glover (keyboardist for Climax Blues Band) is born in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • Oct. 28, 1948 – In St. Louis, Missouri, Chuck Berry marries Themetta “Toddy” Suggs. They remain married until Berry’s death in 2017.
  • Oct. 28, 1948 – Rickie Lee Reynolds (guitarist for Black Oak Arkansas) is born in Manilan, Arkansas.
  • Oct. 28, 1948 – Telma Hopkins (of Tony Orlando & Dawn) is born in Louisville, Kentucky. Also a popular actress, her best-known role is Rachel Crawford on the ’90s sitcom Family Matters.
  • Oct. 28, 1950 – Patti Page’s “All My Love” hits #1 in America.
  • Oct. 28, 1956 – Elvis Presley makes his second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Unlike the first appearance, Sullivan himself is hosting. Elvis sings “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Hound Dog” and “Love Me,” and Ed presents Presley with a Gold record for “Love Me Tender.”
  • Oct. 28, 1957 – New Order drummer Stephen Morris is born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.
  • Oct. 28, 1958 – Buddy Holly makes what will be his last major television appearance, lip-synching “It’s So Easy” and “Heartbeat” on American Bandstand.
  • Oct. 28, 1958 – William Reid (guitarist for The Jesus and Mary Chain) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Oct. 28, 1961 – Construction begins on Shea Stadium in New York City, musically significant as the location of the first stadium rock concert in America: The Beatles in 1965.
  • Oct. 28, 1962 – At the Pandora’s Box coffee shop in Los Angeles, Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys meets his first wife, Marilyn Rovell, making an impression when he spills her hot chocolate. They are married from 1964 to 1979.
  • Oct. 28, 1962 – The songwriting team of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwhich team up for real, marrying in New York City. The couple divorce in 1965, but keep working together.
  • Oct. 28, 1963 – The Beach Boys release “Be True To Your School,” featuring part of the Hawthorne High fight song, where the Wilson brothers went to school.
  • Oct. 28, 1964 – Details of Lawrence Wright’s will are published in the London Times; he leaves an estate of £348,117 net. Wright was best known for founding Melody Maker.
  • Oct. 28, 1965 – The Supremes record “My World Is Empty Without You.”
  • Oct. 28, 1967 – Diana Ross and the Supremes’ Greatest Hits album hits #1 in America.
  • Oct. 28, 1969 – The Guess Who’s “Laughing” is certified Gold.
  • Oct. 28, 1972 – Brad Paisley is born in Glen Dale, West Virginia. His first hit is as a songwriter, penning David Kersh’s Top 5 country ballad “Another You.”
  • Oct. 28, 1972 – The Who’s recent anthem “Join Together” is adopted as the official song of the United States Council For World Affairs.
  • Oct. 28, 1977 – Neil Young releases Decade, a compilation triple album that goes Platinum in 1986.
  • Oct. 28, 1978 – Hot Child In The City by Nick Gilder goes to #1 in America.
  • Oct. 28, 1978 – Justin Guarini, who comes in second to Kelly Clarkson on the first season of American Idol, is born Justin Eldrin Bell in Columbus, Georgia.
  • Oct. 28, 1980 – Five of Walt Disney’s original Mouseketeers (Annette, Cubby, Tommy, Sherry, and Dickie) gather in Burbank, California, to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary.
  • Oct. 28, 1984 – Wells Kelly (drummer, keyboardist for Orleans), age 34, dies of asphyxiation after a night of hard partying while on tour with Meat Loaf in London, England.
  • Oct. 28, 1986 – Marie Osmond marries her second husband, producer Brian Blosil, in South Jordan, Utah.
  • Oct. 28, 1987 – Singer/songwriter/rapper Frank Ocean is born Christopher Edwin Breaux in Long Beach, California, raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He takes his stage name from the 1960 classic film Ocean’s 11 and its star, Frank Sinatra.
  • Oct. 28, 1991 – Blues singer Billy Wright dies of a pulmonary embolism at age 59.
  • Oct. 28, 1995 – Alanis Morissette makes her first appearance on Saturday Night Live, singing “Hand In My Pocket” and “All I Really Want.”
  • Oct. 28, 1995 – At Neil Young’s ninth annual Bridge School benefit concert, the Pretenders pay tribute to the late Shannon Hoon, whose band Blind Melon was supposed to play the event, with a cover of Young’s “The Needle And The Damage Done.” Beck, Hootie & the Blowfish, and Bruce Springsteen also perform.
  • Oct. 28, 1997 – Bill Berry leaves R.E.M. after 17 years as drummer to tend a hay farm in Georgia. He occasionally joins his old band for reunion gigs, but mostly stays out of the limelight.
  • Oct. 28, 1997 – The Flaming Lips release their eighth album, Zaireeka, a four-CD collection designed to play on four separate audio systems at once. Frontman Wayne Coyne notes, “It was and is ‘surround sound’ for the extreme fanatic.”
  • Oct. 28, 1999 – Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis, out with an injury, tries his hand at rapping when he performs at the Denver nightclub Wazoos.
  • Oct. 28, 1999 – Performing at the Adams Mark hotel in Dallas, Kenny Rogers throws a frisbee that hits a chandelier. The broken glass hits audience member Kevin O’Toole, who claims that it leaves his face scarred and ruins his sex life. Both he and his wife sue Rogers, claiming the singer “deprived her of the services, love and guidance of her husband.”
  • Oct. 28, 2001 – Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Oct. 28, 2001 – More than 22,000 friends, neighbors and fans turn out for Tim McGraw’s eighth annual Swampstock, held in his hometown of Rayville, Louisiana. Proceeds from the day benefit local youth sports organizations, scholarship funds and the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit fund.
  • Oct. 28, 2001 – The Beastie Boys play their first show in more than two-and-a-half years at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, at the first of two New Yorkers Against Violence benefits, which the rap trio organized.
  • Oct. 28, 2003 – David Bowie and his wife, the supermodel Iman, sign up as the new spokesmodels for Tommy Hilfiger. Bowie says: “I very much admire Tommy’s ability to weave so many influences into his work. Iman and I are thrilled to be working with him.”
  • Oct. 28, 2003 – Paul McCartney and his second wife, model/activist Heather Mills, welcome daughter Beatrice Milly McCartney.
  • Oct. 28, 2003 – The Strokes follow up their critically acclaimed debut, Is This It, with the album Room On Fire. The title is taken from the single “Reptilia,” which features the lyric: “The room is on fire as she’s fixing her hair.”
  • Oct. 28, 2003 – Tonight’s The Night, a musical play written around the hits of Rod Stewart, opens in London’s West End.
  • Oct. 28, 2004 – Eminem gets his own radio channel on Sirius satellite radio. He launches the Shade 45 channel with a gathering called the Shady National Convention, which also promotes his album Encore.
  • Oct. 28, 2004 – Gil Melle, jazz musician and film composer, dies of a heart attack in Malibu, California, at age 72.
  • Oct. 28, 2004 – Rod Stewart’s Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3 is #1 on the Billboard 200, marking the first time the singer reached the top of the albums chart since 1979’s Blondes Have More Fun.
  • Oct. 28, 2006 – Producer Rudy Taylor, music arranger for Bobby Womack, dies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at age 52. Among others, co-wrote The Gap Band hits “Oops Upside Your Head,” “You Dropped A Bomb On Me” and “Early In The Morning.”
  • Oct. 28, 2007 – Porter Wagoner dies of lung cancer at age 80. A regular at the Grand Ole Opry, he hosted The Porter Wagoner Show for 21 years starting in 1961.
  • Oct. 28, 2013 – Jonas Brothers announce their split. They get back together in 2019.
  • Oct. 28, 2014 – At their regular haunt – the Beacon Theater in New York City – The Allman Brothers Band play their final show, a four-hour set that goes past midnight, ending on the anniversary of Duane Allman’s death.
  • Oct. 28, 2016 – The BBC Radio show Desmond Carrington: The Music Goes Round ends after 36 years when the host retires at age 90.
  • Oct. 28, 2023 – Impelled by her Eras Tour concert film, Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer,” first released in 2019, goes to #1 in America.

October 28: Music: Albums released.

  • October 28, 1966 – The Kinks, “Face To Face”
  • October 28, 1969 – Golden Earring, “Eight Miles High”
  • October 28, 1977 – The Sex Pistols, “Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols”
  • October 28, 1977 – Neil Young, “Decade”
  • October 28, 1978 – Rush, “Hemispheres”
  • October 28, 1982 – The Dream Syndicate, “The Days Of Wine And Roses”
  • October 28, 1983 – Nick Heywrd, “North Of A Miracle”
  • October 28, 1985 – Oingo Boingo, “Dead Man’s Party”
  • October 28, 1985 – Bob Dylan, “Biograph”
  • October 28, 1988 – Mike + The Mechanics, “Living Years”
  • October 28, 1989 – Deborah Harry, “Def, Dumb & Blonde”
  • October 28, 1991 – Richard Marx, “Rush Street”
  • October 28, 1991 – Genesis, “We Can’t Dance”
  • October 28, 1991 – Queen, “Greatest Hits II”
  • October 28, 1993 – Bob Dylan, “World Gone Wrong”
  • October 28, 1994 – Millencolin, “Tiny Toons”
  • October 28, 1996 – The Beatles, “Anthology 3”
  • October 28, 1997 – The Aquabats, “The Fury Of The Aquabats”
  • October 28, 1997 – Asia, “Live in Koln”
  • October 28, 1997 – Judas Priest, “Jugulator”
  • October 28, 1997 – Dave Matthews Band, “Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95”
  • October 28, 1997 – Michael McDonald, “Blue Obsession”
  • October 28, 1997 – Eddie Money, “Shakin’ With The Money Man”
  • October 28, 1997 – Phish, “Slip Stitch And Pass”
  • October 28, 1997 – Kiss, “Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions”
  • October 28, 1999 – Tina Turner, “Twenty Four Seven”
  • October 28, 2002 – David Gray, “A New Day at Midnight”
  • October 28, 2003 – HIM, “A-Sides”
  • October 28, 2003 – The Moody Blues, “December”
  • October 28, 2003 – R.E.M., “In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003”
  • October 28, 2008 – School Of Seven Bells, “Alpinisms”
  • October 28, 2008 – The Cure, “4:13 Dream”

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