July 28 – Today In Rock Music History

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Musicians Born On July 28

1938 George Cummings (Dr. Hook)
1945 Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
1948 Simon Kirke (Bad Company/Free)
1949 Steve Peregrine Took (T. Rex)
1949 Peter Doyle (New Seekers)
1965 Tex Axile (Transvision Vamp)

Deaths On July 28

1996 Marguerite Ganser Dorste (Shangri-Las)

Number 1 In The Charts On July 28

1956 Elvis Presley: ‘I Want You I Need You I Love You’ US 45
1960 Cliff Richard: ‘Please Don’t Tease’ UK 45
1962 Elvis Presley: ‘Pot Luck’ UK LP
1966 Chris Farlowe: ‘Out of Time’ UK 45
1973 Gary Glitter: ‘I’m the Leader of the Gang’ UK 45
1973 Chicago: Chicago VI US LP
1979 Boomtown Rats: ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ UK 45
1990 Partners in Kryme: ‘Turtle Power’ UK 45
1990 Elton John : Sleeping with the Past : UK LP

Various Music Events On July 28

1956 Blues singer Big Walter releases ‘Pack Fair and Square'; the song is later covered by J. Geils Band

1962 Tommy Roe debuts on US chart with ‘Sheila’, his only No. 1

1966 Beach Boys enter UK chart with ‘God Only Knows’

1970 ‘Ned Kelly’ film, starring Mick Jagger, premieres in Australia

1972 Mott the Hoople release ‘All the Young Dudes’ in the UK

1973 The world’s biggest-ever rock festival audience gathers at Watkins Glen Festival in New York State. Over 600,000 attend to see The Band, Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead

1974 Record for longest continuous rock performance set by ‘Animation’, who ended a gig of 140 hours and 34 minutes at St. Andrews Church, Liverpool

1993 10,000 Maniacs play their last show with lead singer Natalie Merchant. Merchant leaves the group to pursue a solo career

1995 Jimi Hendrix’s father, James Al Hendrix, wins back the rights to his son’s name, likeness, image and music.

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