September 28 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday George Lynch!

Musicians Born On September 28

1938 Ben E. King (Stand By Me)
1946 Helen Shapiro (Walking Back to Happiness)
1947 Peter-Hope-Evans (Medicine Head)
1955 George Lynch (Dokken)

Deaths On September 28

1991 Miles Davis (jazz musician)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 28

1968 Mary Hopkins: ‘Those Were the Days’ UK 45
1968 Beatles: ‘Hey Jude’ US 45
1968 Rascals: ‘Time Peace: Greatest Hits’ US Lp
1974 Andy Kim: ‘Rock Me Gently’ US 45
1974 Bad Company: ‘Bad Company’ US LP
1985 Kate Bush: ‘Hounds of Love’ UK LP
1991 Marky Mark/Funky Bunch/Loleatta Holloway : Good Vibrations : US single
1991 Guns’N’Roses : Use Your Illusion II : UK LP
1996 Kula Shaker : K : UK LP
1998 B*witched : Rollercoaster : UK single

Various Music Events On September 28

1955 Coasters (still known as Robbins) enter US R&B charts with ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’

1958 Teddy Bears release ‘To Know Him Is to Love Him’ on Dore Records in US

1968 Manager Albert Grossman announces Janis Joplin is to leave Big Brother and the Holding Company

1970 Joe Cocker’s ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ film soundtrack/live album hits UK LP chart

1974 King Crimson disband after five years together

1974 Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople, replacing Ariel Bender

1976 A&M sue George Harrison for missing delivery deadline on his 33-1/3 LP. He is ill with hepatitis

1977 David Bowie records Christmas TV special with Bing Crosby and performs ‘Little Drummer Boy’

1985 A-Ha debut on UK chart with ‘Take on Me’

1991 Garth Brooks becomes the first country artist to debut at No. 1 on ‘Billboard’ LP chart with ‘Ropin’ the Wind’

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