April 28 – Today In Rock Music History

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Musician’s Born On April 28

1945 John Wolters (Dr. Hook)
1953 Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)
1968 Daisy Berkowitz (Marilyn Manson)
1969 Mica Paris (My One Temptation)

Deaths On April 28

1975 Tom Donahue (inventor of ‘Progressive Radio’ format)
1980 Tommy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band)

Number 1 In The Charts On April 28

1958 David Seville: Witch Doctor US 45
1960 Anthony Newley: Do You Mind UK 45
1966 Dusty Springfield: You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me UK 45
1973 Faces: Ooh La La UK LP
1979 Leo Sayer: Very Best of Leo Sayer UK LP
1979 Blondie: Heart of Glass US 45
1990 Carpenters : Only Yesterday : UK LP
1997 Michael Jackson : Blood On The Dance Floor : UK single

Miscellany

1955 Alan Freed and Coral invalidate his contract as label A&R man only a month after he signed. Freed says he does not have the time to do the job properly.

1963 Andrew Loog Oldham sees the Rolling Stones play for the first time at Crawdaddy, Richmond.

1968 Hair opens in New York (at Biltimore Theatre)

1973 Roger Daltrey goes into Top 10 for the first time with Giving it All Away

1973 Dark Side of the Moon tops US LP chart for one week for Pink Floyd before going on to become longest-running US chart LP of all time

1978 FM premieres to dismal reviews in Los Angeles and New York

1979 Police enter UK chart with Roxanne

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