Almanac: October 28, 2016

Birthdays 
  • 1927 - Cleo Lane (89)
  • 1930 - Tommy Tomlinson (guitarist with Hank Williams, Johnny Horton) (d. 1982)
  • 1936 - Charlie Daniels (80)
  • 1936 - Ted Hawkins (d. 1995)
  • 1937 - Graham Bond (d. 1974)
  • 1941 - Hank Marvin (Shadows) (78)
  • 1941 - Curtis Lee (d. 2015)
  • 1945 - Wayne Fontana (born Glyn Ellis) (71)
  • 1948 - Ricky Reynolds (Black Oak Arkansas) (68)
  • 1948 - Telma Hopkins (Tony Orlando & Dawn) (68)
  • 1952 - Tuck Andress (Tuck & Patti) (64)
  • 1952 - Tommy Dobeck (Michael Stanley Band) (64)
  • 1956 - Dave Wyndorf (Monster Magnet) (60)
  • 1957 - Stephen Morris (Joy Division, New Order) (59)
  • 1958 - William Reid (Jesus & Mary Chain) (58)
  • 1959 - Neville Henry (Blow Monkeys) (57)
  • 1969 - Ben Harper (47)
  • 1972 - Brad Paisley (44)
  • 1987 - Frank Ocean (29)
Deaths
  • 1970 - Baby Huey (Baby Huey & the Babysitters) - Heart attack (26)
  • 1991 - Billy Wright - Pulmonary embolism (59)
  • 2006 - Marijohn Wilkin (songwriter (Waterloo, The Long Black Vail, One Day at a Time) - Heart disease (86)
  • 2007 - Porter Wagoner - Lung cancer (80)
On This Day
  • 1939 - Bill Monroe made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1957 - Los Angles police told Elvis Presley he was not allowed to wiggle his hips while performing in the city. The next night they filmed his performance to study it.
  • 1964 - The T.A.M.I. Show was put on for the first of two nights in Los Angeles. Performing was the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Chuck Berry, the Supremes and Marvin Gaye.
  • 1964 - Willie Nelson joined the Grand Ole Opry
  • 1972 - Join Together by the Who was made the official theme of the United States Council for World Affairs.
  • 1978 - Queen opened their Jazz tour in Dallas, TX.
  • 1982 - The Jam announced they would split up after their current tour.
  • 1997 - Bill Berry announced he was leaving R.E.M. to become a farmer.
  • 2001 - The Beastie Boys played their first show in 2-1/2 years in New York.
  • 2003 - The musical Tonight's the Night, based on the music of Rod Stewart, opened in London's West End.
  • 2003 - Sting published Broken Music, the first volume of his autobiography.
  • 2004 - Courtney Love was charged and ordered to stand trial on assault with a deadly weapon charges.
  • 2005 - The Game was arrested on disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges in North Carolina.
  • 2008 - A statue of AC/DC's Bon Scott was unveiled at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbor in Western Australia. 
  • 2011 - When an Indian booking company cancelled a Metallica concert at the last minute, fans destroyed the stage and equipment, leading to the agents arrest. 
Marriages
  • 1986 - Marie Osmond and Brian Blosil
Divorces
  • 2010 - Randy Travis and wife Elizabeth (filed)
Recorded
  • 1965 - My World is Empty Without You - Supremes
Released
  • 1985 - Biograph - Bob Dylan (one of the first box sets)
  • 1991 - Sticks and Stones - Tracy Lawrence (debut)
  • 1997 - Live at Red Rocks, 8.15.95 - Dave Mathews Band (first live release)
Broadcasts
  • 1956 - Ed Sullivan Show - Elvis Presley (second appearance)
  • 1958 - American Bandstand - Buddy Holly (his last major TV appearance)
  • 1987 - Miami Vice - Sheena Easton
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1978 - Hot Child in the City - Nick Gilder (1 week)
  • 2006 - Money Maker - Ludacris Featuring Pharrell (2 weeks)

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