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Today in Oldies Music History: January 28

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Births

1927: Ronnie Scott
1929: Mr. Acker Bilk
1938: Bill Phillips
1943: Dick Taylor (The Pretty Things)
1944: Brian Keenan (Manfred Mann; The Chambers Brothers)
1946: Rick Allen (The Box Tops, The Gentrys)

Deaths

1976: Chris Kenner
1983: Billy Fury

Events

1954: The biopic The Glenn Miller Story premieres in London.
1955: The "Top 10 R&B Show" package tour kicks off its 42-date, 60-day national excursion in New York City, featuring The Clovers, Faye Adams, The Charms, Joe Turner, the Moonglows, Lowell Fulson, and The Bill Doggett Trio.
1956: Elvis Presley makes his television debut on CBS' Dorsey Brothers Stage Show. Backed by the house band, he sings "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Heartbreak Hotel." The national furor over Presley would not erupt, however, until subsequent appearances on Milton Berle and Steve Allen's shows.
1965: The Who make their first UK television appearance on BBC's Ready Steady Go!, which helps place their debut single "I Can't Explain" in the British Top Ten.
1966: Brian Poole announces his departure from The Tremeloes.
1968: During their tour in Australia, members of The Who and the Small Faces, among others, are escorted off their flight from Adelaide to Essendon for drinking beer on the plane, being rowdy, and using "very bad language." Two of the flight's four attendants are said to be in tears.
1978: The Doobie Brothers guest star on an episode of ABC's What's Happening!
1978: By request, Ted Nugent carves his autograph into the arm of a fan using his bowie knife.
1982: Jackson Browne and his second wife, Lynne Sweeney, become the proud parents of their first child, Ryan Daniel.
1985: Over 45 famous recording artists, including Harry Belafonte, Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Hall and Oates, the Jacksons, Waylon Jennings, Billy Joel, Kenny Loggins, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, The Pointer Sisters, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder, convene in a Los Angeles recording studio for an all-night session that would produce the single "We Are The World." Written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson, the all-star charity event was created to raise money for USA for Africa, a non-profit organization benefiting starving residents of Ethiopia. The idea was modeled after the UK's similar "Band Aid" phenomenon.
1990: Aaron Neville performs the US national anthem at Superbowl XXIV in New Orleans, LA.
1996: Diana Ross performs at the Superbowl XXX halftime show in Tempe, AZ.
2001: Instead of performing the US national anthem at Superbowl XXXV in Tampa Bay, FL, Ray Charles performs his version of "America The Beautiful." (The Backstreet Boys sing the actual anthem.)
2004: James Brown is arrested on charges of domestic violence in Beech Island, SC.

Releases

none

Recording

1927: Jean Goldkette and His Dancing Orchestra, "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover"
1969: The Beatles, "Dig A Pony," "Get Back," "Don't Let Me Down," "I've Got A Feeling," "One After 909"

Certifications

none

Charts

1978: The Manhattans' "Am I Losing You" enters the soul charts
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