Events in Music on September 28

  • 1944 1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise)

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1956 RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1957 "Honeycomb," by Jimmie F. Rodgers hits #1
  • 1960 "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" by Connie Francis hits #1
  • 1961 "Purlie Victorious", a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway
  • 1963 "Little Deuce Coupe" by The Beach Boys peaks at #15
  • 1963 "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells peaks at #1
  • 1963 "Nick Teen & Al K Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95
  • 1963 "Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" by Jaynetts peaks at #2
  • 1963 "Surfer Joe" by Surfaris peaks at #62
  • 1968 "Happy Time" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 286 performances
  • 1968 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Barrymore NYC for 17 performances
  • 1968 Beatles' "Hey Jude" single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks

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1968 Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother & Holding Co"

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
  • 1970 "Words & Music" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1971 NY Times reports growing interest of white youth in black gospel music

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1972 David Bowie sells out his 1st show in NY Carnegie Hall

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie

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1974 "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Aretha Franklin peaks at #47

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • 1974 "I'm A Ramblin' Man" by Waylon Jennings peaks at #75
  • 1974 "Live It Up Part 1" by Isley Brothers peaks at #52

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1974 "Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31

Singer James Brown
James Brown
  • 1974 "Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim peaks at #1
  • 1974 "Surfin' USA" by Beach Boys reenters chart & peaks at #36

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1976 A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

Music releaseAlbum Release

1976 "Songs in the Key of Life" 18th studio album by Stevie Wonder is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1977)

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

Music releaseAlbum Release

1978 Metal band Black Sabbath release their 8th album "Never Say Die", last to feature Ozzy Osbourne before he was fired

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
  • 1980 "Charlie & Algernon" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 17 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1981 “Physical” single released by Olivia Newton-John (Billboard Song of the Year 1982)

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 1985 "Don't Lose My Number" by Phil Collins peaks at #4
  • 1985 "Every Step Of The Way" by John Waite peaks at #25
  • 1985 "Freedom" by Wham! peaks at #3
  • 1985 "Janet" by Commodores peaks at #87

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1990 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

Singer Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
  • 1991 "Good Time" by Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers peaks at #85
  • 1991 "Love Of A Lifetime" by Firehouse peaks at #5
  • 1992 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" closes at Paramount Theater NYC
  • 1994 "Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance (joins A Chorus Line & Oh! Calcutta!)
  • 1995 Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in gun battle