May 28 – Today In Rock Music History

John Fogerty, CCR, John Fogerty Birthday May 28

Musician’s Born On May 28

1910 T-Bone Walker (US blues singer)
1917 Papa John Creech (Starship)
1930 Prince Buster (Al Capone)
1944 Gladys Knight (Midnight Train to Georgia)
1944 Billy Vera (At This Moment)
1945 John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1948 Ray Laidlaw (Lindisfarne)
1959 Steve Strange (Visage)
1962 Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals)
1964 Wes Burt-Martin (Edie Brickell & New Bohemians)
1968 Kylie Minogue (I Should Be So Lucky)

John Fogerty, CCR, John Fogerty Birthday May 28

Deaths On May 28

1981 Mary Lou Williams (Queen of Kansas City pianists)

John Fogerty, CCR, John Fogerty Birthday May 28

Number 1 In The Charts On May 28

1964 Cilla Black You’re My World UK 45
1966 Percy Sledge: When a Man Loves a Woman US 45
1983 New Edition: Candy Girl UK 45
1983 Irene Cara: Flashdance US 45
1994 Erasure : I Say I Say : UK LP

John Fogerty, CCR, John Fogerty Birthday May 28

Various Music Events On May 28

1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival debut on UK chart with Proud Mary

1973 Bassist Ronnie Laine quits Faces (to form Slim Chance)

1976 Allman Brothers break up

1977 Bruce Springsteen reaches a settlement against manager Mike Appel in which Bruce gets control of his music publishing. Appel receives a million dollars

1981 Clash begin seven nights of gigs at Bond’s in New York

1983 David Bowie’s Serious Moonlight tour continues with appearance at US ’83 festival. Bowie and Van Halen paid $1.5 million each

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