Music History for

April 28

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1940 - Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded "PEnnsylvania 6-5000."

1965 - Barbara Streisand's first TV special aired on CBS. It was titled "My Name is Barbara".

1980 - Marshall Tucker Band bass player Tommy Caldwell died of injuries he got in a car accident in Spartanburg, SC.

1987 - On a plane that was returning to Boston from Miami Ozzy Osbourne bought three rounds of drinks and sang "Crazy Train" over the PA system.

1986 - For the first time, a compact disc of an album was released before its vinyl version. The album was "The Art of Excellence" by Tony Bennett. It was his first album upon re-signing with Columbia Records.

1987 - R.E.M.'s "Dead Letter Office" was released in the U.S.

1989 - Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley were married. They had been high school sweethearts.

1999 - The Verve announced that the band members had mutually agreed to break up the band.

1999 - Marilyn Manson walked off stage during a concert in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, when he realized that someone had put a large yellow "smiley face" on a stage prop. 23 arrests were made in the aftermath.

1999 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2002 - Vince Neil allegedly attacked a record producer outside the Rainbow Room in West Hollywood. Neil pled guilty to the misdemeanor charge of battery on September 27, 2002.

2003 - The iTunes Music Store with over 200,000 items to purchase.
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2004 - The iTunes Music Store marked its first anniversary with over 70 million songs sold.

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