On This Day

Events in Music on May 28

  • 1906 Shields and Cobbs' musical "His Honor, The Mayor" premieres in NYC

Music Premiere

1938 Paul Hindemith's opera "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Zurich

Music Premiere

1940 Irving Berlin's musical "Louisiana Purchase", satirizing Huey Long's political power, opens at The Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 444 performances

  • 1959 Johnson & Bart's musical "Lock Up Your Daughters" premieres in London

Musical Finale

1960 Frank Loesser's musical "Greenwillow", starring Anthony Perkins, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 95 performances

Music History

1964 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 9th String quartet

Album Release

1968 Fantasy Records releases the self-titled debut album "Creedence Clearwater Revival", on leader John Fogerty's 23rd birthday; it feature's their cover of Dale Hawkin's "Susie Q"

Album Release

1971 Paul McCartney releases "Ram", his 2nd solo album

  • 1974 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Magic Show" opens at Cort Theater, NYC; runs for 1859 performances

Music History

1983 "Ricky", parody song by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63

  • 1991 "Forever My Lady" debut studio album by Jodeci is released (Billboard Album of the Year, 1992)
  • 1995 "An Inspector Calls" closes at Royale Theater, NYC, after 454 performances

Music History

1997 Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis (fungal lung infection)

Music Single

2010 "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)" single released by Alicia Keys (Billboard Song of the Year, 2010)