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Today in Oldies Music History: May 28



Today In Oldies Music History: May 28



1910: T-Bone Walker
1917: Papa John Creach (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship)
1931: Sonny Burgess
1943: Tony Mansfield (Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas)
1944: Gladys Knight
1944: Gary Stewart
1945: John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1948: Larry Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers)
1948: Ray Laidlan (Lindisfarne)


1943: Vaughn Deleath
1985: Roy Plomley
2001: Tony Ashton (Deep Purple)


1955: According to Billboard, "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" is the nation's most popular tune, with four different versions on the charts at one time, equaling 18 million copies sold.
1955: Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on the Big D Jamboree radio program, broadcast from the Dallas Sportatorium by KRLD.
1957: The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) is established, leading to the creation of the annual Grammy Awards.
1958: Buddy Holly receives his draft notice in Lubbock, TX, but is refused induction because of his notoriously poor eyesight and also a stomach ulcer.
1960: Elvis Presley visits Vegas, and his entourage is for the first time dubbed the "Memphis Mafia" in the local media, due to their penchant for wearing long coats and dark glasses.
1966: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass' latest album, What Now My Love, enters the Billboard Top Ten, joining three other Alpert LPs there (Whipped Cream and Other Delights, South of the Border, and Going Places) and setting a record for most albums simultaneously in the top ten.
1967: The Association make their television debut, performing "Along Comes Mary" on CBS-TV's Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
1969: Mick Jagger and girlfriend Marianne Faithfull are arrested in their London home on charges of marijuana possession, but released on 50 pounds' bail.
1973: Ronnie Lane leaves the Faces.
1976: After leader Gregg Allman testifies against the Allman Brothers' road manager, Scooter Herring in order to avoid prosecution in a drug trafficking sting, the band, considering Gregg's actions a betrayal against a member of the "family," breaks up. Herring is sentenced to 75 years in prison.
1977: Having finally settled his two-year-long legal battle with former manager Mike Appel, Bruce Springsteen is finally freed to record his follow-up to the 1975 smash Born To Run.
1978: David Cassidy is the guest star on tonight's "A Chance to Live" episode of NBC-TV's Police Story, a surprisingly effective dramatic turn that garnered such praise it led to his own show, the legendary flop David Cassidy: Man Undercover.
1988: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith marries his second wife, Teresa Barrick, in her hometown of Tulsa, OK.
2003: Paul McCartney and his second wife, model/activist Heather Mills, announce the upcoming birth of their first child, to be named Beatrice Milly.


1965: Elvis Presley, "(Such An) Easy Question"
1966: Tina Turner, "River Deep, Mountain High"


1941: Frank Sinatra, "This Love Of Mine"
1963: Elvis Presley: "Slowly But Surely," "Blue River," "Ask Me"
1964: Marianne Faithfull, "As Tears Go By"


1966: Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman" hits #1


1975: The Doobie Brothers' LP Stampede is certified gold
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