Events in Music on June 28

  • 1846 Saxophone is patented by Antoine-Joseph "Adolfe" Sax

Music History

1928 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End Blues"

  • 1947 "Tim-Tayshun" ("Temptation") novelty single by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford (billed as Cinderella G. Stump) hits #1
  • 1950 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 278 performances

Music History

1967 George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding

Music Single

1974 Paul McCartney & Wings release singles "Band on the Run" and "Zoo Gang" in UK

  • 1978 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as Ambassadors of Goodwill
  • 1981 "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • 1987 "Dreamgirls" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances

Theater Premiere

1992 Ra Lewis' dramatic play "Chinese Coffee", starring Al Pacino, opens at the Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 18 performances

  • 1997 "Master Class" closes at Golden Theater NYC after 601 performances
  • 1997 Kandor and Ebb's musical "Steel Pier" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC after 76 performances

Glastonbury Festival

2002 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Coldplay, and Rod Stewart headline; other performers include Roger Waters, Isaac Hayes, Ani DiFranco, The Charletons, and The White Stripes