Music History for

July 28


1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach died after an unsuccessful eye operation.

1893 - Composer Rued Immanuel Langgaard was born.

1933 - The first singing telegram was sent. It was given to Rudy Vallee on his 32nd birthday.

1939 - Judy Garland recorded "Over the Rainbow."

1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis made his television debut on "The Steve Allen Show."

1970 - The movie "Ned Kelly" opened. Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) was in the film.

1973 - The Summer Jam rock festival took place in Watkins Glen, NY. About 600,000 people watched the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers and The Band perform. The event received a Guinness Book of World Records entry for "Largest audience at a pop festival."

1979 - The World Series of Rock was held at Cleveland Stadium, with Journey, Ted Nugent and Thin Lizzy.

1987 - The Beatles sued Nike and Capitol Records over the use of their song "Revolution" in shoe commercials.
Today in Beatles History

1993 - The 10,000 Maniacs played their last show with lead singer Natalie Merchant. Merchant left the group to pursue a solo career.

1995 - Michael Jackson's video "You Are Not Alone" was premiered.
Today in Michael Jackson History

1995 - Jimi Hendrix' father James Al Hendrix won back the rights to his son's name, likeness, image and music after a number of companies had profited from them over the years.

1998 - It was announced that Toad The Wet Sprocket was disbanding.

1998 - Mary J. Blige's first album "What's the 411?" was released.

2000 - A U.S. federal appeals court granted a last minute stay of an injunction that ordered Napster, Inc., to shut down. The order to stop operations came on July 26, 2000.

2001 - The Eagles played the first concert at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.