Music History for September 28


1928 - Glen Gray's Orchestra recorded "Under a Blanket of Blue." Kenny Sargeant performed the vocals.

1958 - "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by the Teddy Bears was released. The song was written and composed by 18-year old Phil Spector.

1963 - "She Loves You" by the Beatles was played on the radio by Murry The K in New York. It is believed that this was the first time a Beatles song was played in the U.S.
Today in Beatles History

1968 - Janis Joplin's manager announced that she has left Big Brother and the Holding Company.

1972 - David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars made their debute at New York's Carnegie Hall. It was his first sell out in the U.S.

1973 - The Rolling Stones appeared on U.S. television for the first time since 1967.

1975 - Jerry Garcia and Friends and Jefferson Starship gave a free show to 40,000 fans in San Francisco's Lindley Park.

1976 - A&M Records sued George Harrison for failing to deliver his LP "33 1/3" on time.

1979 - Jimmy McCulloch was found dead in London at the age of 26.

1987 - Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson were guests on the television show $10,000 Pyramid.

1989 - Tales From Margaritaville was published by Jimmy Buffet. It was a book of short stories.

1991 - The Garth Brooks album Ropin' the Wind became the first country album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart.

1995 - Bobby Brown's car was riddled with bullets in Boston's Roxbury section. The gun battle killed his sister's fiancÚ.

1997 - The 103rd convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) was held in New York City, NY. The official debut of the DVD format was featured.

1998 - KISS released the album Psycho Circus.

2001 - Courtney Love filed a claim against Geffen Records and two musicians from her late husband's band, Nirvana. The suit was aimed at invalidating a 1997 agreement over the group's body of work. Love claimed that she signed the deal while she was distressed.

2004 - In Beverly Hills, CA, a tribute concert to honor Ray Charles raised $15 million for Morehouse College Center for the Arts in Atlanta. The performers included Bill Cosby as the host, Stevie Wonder, Travis Tritt, Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers), James Ingram and Patti Austin. They sang Charles' hits, such as "Georgia On My Mind," "What I'd Say" and "Hit the Road Jack." Charles had died of acute liver disease on June 10, 2004.

2004 - Randy Travis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.