Events in Music on August 28

Music Premiere

1850 Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar, Germany

  • 1922 Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical "The Gingham Girl" premieres in NYC
  • 1939 Sammy Fain and Jack Yellen's musical "George White's Scandals" premieres in NYC
  • 1949 Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill, New York

Music Recording

1962 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers (The Beatles) record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)" in Hamburg, Germany

Music Concert

1965 Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guitar In concert at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens, New York City

  • 1970 "I'll Be There" single by The Jackson 5 is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1970)
  • 1973 "Smoke on the Water" single by British rock band Deep Purple goes gold
  • 1973 Bobby "Boris" Pickett's song "Monster Mash" goes gold

Album Release

1973 Tamla/Motown Records releases "Let's Get It On", the 13th studio album by Marvin Gaye

  • 1982 "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 performances

Musical Finale

1983 Revival of Jerry Herman' musical "Mame", starring Angela Lansbury closes at the George Gershwin Theater, NYC, after 41 performances

Music History

1986 American rock singer Tina Turner's star unveiled at Hollywood's Walk of Fame; Hollywood, California

Music History

2009 British pop-rock band Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher quits the band, citing inability to be with his brother Liam

Music History

2018 Aretha Franklin lies in state at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit in a 24 carat coffin