Music History for

August 28

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1850 - Wagner’s opera, "Lohengrin," was performed for the first time.

1931 - "You Rascal You" was recorded by Henry "Red" Allen with the Luis Russell Band.

1963 - Peter, Paul & Mary performed "Blowin' In The Wind" before Civil Rights marchers who had gathered in Washington to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak.

1964 - The Beatles appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.
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1967 - The Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company played at the wake of a Hell's Angels member who had been struck by a car in San Francisco, CA.

1978 - Devo released their "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo" LP.

1984 - The Jacksons’ Victory Tour broke the record for concert ticket sales. The group surpassed the 1.1 million mark in only two months.

1986 - Tina Turner was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

1988 - The Metallica single "Harvester of Sorrow" was released.

1995 - Oingo Boingo announced they would break up following a series of Halloween shows in California.

1997 - The first Genesis album in six years was premiered live in an Album Network radio special and simultaneous webcast at www.atlantic-records.com.

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