Music Almanac - April 28

Birthdays
  • 1927 - Bill Walker (composer, arranger)
  • 1937 - Jean Redpath (d. 2014)
  • 1941 - Ann-Margret (born Ann-Margret Olsson)
  • 1942 - Emma Pought (Bobbettes)
  • 1943 - Fantastic Johnny C (born Johnny Corley)
  • 1945 - John Wolters (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show) (d. 1997)
  • 1952 - Chuck Leavall
  • 1953 - Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)
  • 1953 - Fred Knoblock
  • 1955 - Eddie Jobson (Curved Air)
  • 1955 - Dieter Robach (Accept, U.D.O.)
  • 1956 - Jimmy Barnes (Cold Chisel)
  • 1966 - Too Short (born Todd Shaw)
  • 1968 - Daisy Berkowitz (born Scott Putesky) (Marilyn Manson)
  • 1968 - Howard Donald (Take That)
  • 1973 - Bigg Gipp (born Cameron Gipp) (Goodie Mobb)
  • 1993 - Tom Ogden (Blossoms)

Deaths
  • 1934 - Charlie Patton - Mitrial valve disorder (43)
  • 1975 - Tom Donahue (DJ) - Heart attack (46)
  • 1980 - Tommy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band) - Auto accident (30)
  • 1981 - Steve Currie (T. Rex) - Auto accident (33)
  • 1988 - B. W. Stevenson - While undergoing heart valve surgery (38)
  • 2009 - Vern Gosdin - Stroke (74)
  • 2013 - Lonnie Turner (Steve Miller Band) - Cancer (66)
  • 2015 - Jack Ely (Kingsmen) (71)

On This Day
  • 1963 - Future manager Andrew Loog Oldham saw the Rollin' Stones for the first time in Richmond, England.
  • 1964 - The Beatles taped their TV special Around the Beatles in England.
  • 1966 - Ray Charles was told by doctors that he was clean of heroin.
  • 1967 - Mama Cass Elliot gave birth to her only child, Owen Vanessa.
  • 1972 - Paul Simon, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell played a benefit for presidential candidate George McGovern.
  • 1973 - Conway Twitty made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 1982 - A California assembly committee heard testimony that said Starway to Heaven, when played backwards, included the words "I song because I live for Satan."
  • 1987 - Ray Charles appeared before congress to urge for more hearing research.
  • 1991 - Larry Gatlin announced he would stop touring in June.
  • 1999 - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1999 - A riot occurred at a Des Moines, IA venue after Marilyn Manson walked out of a show early. He was mad because someone had put a smiley face on one of his props.
  • 1999 - The Verve broke up.
  • 2000 - A fire, set by an employee, destroyed valuable memorabilia and live tapes at James Brown enterprises.
  • 2000 - Rascal Flatts made their Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 2002 - Vince Neil of Motley Crue attacked a record producer in Las Vegas.
  • 2003 - Apple launched the iTunes store.
  • 2003 - June Carter Cash returned to the hospital with recurring breathing problems. She would die there 2-1/2 weeks later.
  • 2005 - Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry broke his wrist during a show in Asheville, NC.
  • 2005 - Black Label Society had their show in Boise, ID cancelled after Zakk Wylde damaged the venue with a baseball bat.
  • 2006 - ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus was found guilty of avoiding the payment of owed taxes to the Swedish government.
  • 2008 - Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots was sentenced to 192 hours in jail, $2,000 fine and an 18-month alcohol program after being found guilty of DUI.
  • 2008 - A news report says that Mindy McCready had a ten year secret affair with pitcher Roger Clemens.
  • 2009 - An advertisement for an insurance company with Iggy Pop was deemed misleading by the British Advertising Standards Authority.
  • 2011 - Richie Sambora began rehab for alcohol abuse.
  • 2014 - The Scorpions' James Kottak was sentenced to a month in jail in Dubai after insulting Islam during a disagreement at the Dubai airport.
  • 2014 - Paul Simon and Edie Brickell appeared in a Norwalk, CT court over a domestic dispute.
  • 2014 - Gregg Allman filed a lawsuit against the makers of the movie Midnight Rider for unpaid rights.
  • 2017 - Brad Paisley released a special edition of his album Love and War with videos for all 16 tracks. It's the first time this has ever been done.

Marriages
  • 1988 - Terri Gibbs and David Daughtry
  • 1990 - Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) and Erin Everly (daughter of Don Everly of the Everly Brothers)

Divorces
  • 1948 - Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard (filed by Sheppard)
  • 1992 - Steve Earle and Teresa Ensenat (filed by Ensenat)

Recorded
  • 1940 - Pennsylvania 6-5000 - Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • 1958 - Drip Drop - Drifters
  • 1958 - Poor Little Fool - Rick Nelson
  • 1960 - Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley
  • 1966 - Eleanor Rigby - Beatles

Released
  • 1928 - Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow - Carter Family (debut single)
  • 1964 - Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley (single)
  • 1969 - Chicago Transit Authority - Chicago (debut album)
  • 1986 - The Art of Excellence - Tony Bennett (the first album released on CD before it's vinyl version)
  • 1992 - Confederate Railroad - Confederate Railroad (debut album)

Broadcasts
  • 1958 - The Lawrence Welk Show (ABC) - Jim Reeves
  • 1965 - My Name is Barbra (CBS) - Barbra Streisand (first TV special)
  • 1968 - The Mothers-in-Law (NBC) - The Seeds
  • 1975 - The Smother Brothers Show (NBC) - Ringo Starr
  • 1975 - Tonight Show (NBC) - John Lennon
  • 1986 - Texas 150: A Celebration Special (ABC) - Willie Nelson, George Strait, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Lee, Delbert McClinton, Gary Morris, Johnny Rodriguez, Charley Pride, B.J. Thomas
  • 2013 - Family Guy (Fox) - Carly Simon

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1979 - Heart of Glass - Blondie (1 week)
  • 2012 - Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra (8 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1951 - Voice of the Xtababy - Yma Sumac (6 weeks)
  • 1973 - Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd (1 week)
  • 1979 - Minute by Minute - Doobie Brothers (3 weeks (2 previous weeks))
  • 1990 - I Don't Want What I Haven't Got - Sinead O'Connor (6 weeks)
  • 2012 - Tuskegee - Lionel Ritchie (2 weeks)
  • 2018 - Rearview Town - Jason Aldean (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1958 - Twilight Time - Platters (3 weeks)
  • 1962 - Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp (4 weeks)
  • 1973 - Pillow Talk - Sylvia (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - Reunited - Peaches & Herb (4 weeks)
  • 2001 - Missing You - Case (4 weeks)
  • 2012 - Climax - Usher (10 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1945 - Smoke on the Water - Bob Wills (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 1962 - Charlie's Shoes - Billy Walker (1 week)
  • 1973 - Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - Where Do I Put Her Memory - Charley Pride (1 week)
  • 1984 - Right or Wrong - George Strait (1 week)
  • 2001 - Ain't Nothing 'bout You - Brooks & Dunn (6 weeks)
  • 2012 - Drink on It - Blake Shelton (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1973 - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - I Never Said I Love You - Orsa Lia (1 week)
  • 2007 - Waiting On the World to Change - John Mayer (1 week (7 previous weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1960 - Do You Mind? - Anthony Newley (1 week)
  • 1966 - You Don't Have to Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield (1 week)
  • 2001 - Survivor - Destiny's Child (1 week)
  • 2007 - Beautiful Liar - Beyonce & Shakira (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1973 - Ohh La La - Faces (1 week)
  • 1979 - The Very Best of Leo Sayer - Leo Sayer (3 weeks)
  • 1990 - Only Yesterday: Richard & Karen Carpenters' Greatest Hits - Carpenters (5 weeks)
  • 2007 - The Best Damn Thing - Avril Lavigne (1 week)
  • 2016 - The Hope Six Demolition Project - PJ Harvey (1 week)

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