December 28 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
December 28

1944 : Leonard Bernstein scores his first big hit when his musical "On The Town", featuring the song New York, New York opens on Broadway.

1965 : Elvis Presley and his girlfriend Priscilla try LSD for the first and last time at his Graceland mansion.

1968 : The first major rock concert on the East Coast, the Miami Pop Festival, takes place, a three-day affair featuring Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, The Turtles, Joni Mitchell, Procol Harum, Steppenwolf, Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly, The McCoys, Fleetwood Mac, The Box Tops, Three Dog Night, Pacific Gas and Electric and Grateful Dead.

1971 : Sha Na Na makes the big time tonight, headlining Carnegie Hall with host Keith Moon of The Who (a huge fan of the group, as it turns out).

1972 : Mick Jagger visits Managua, Nicaragua with his wife Bianca, searching for her mother after a devastating recent earthquake that claimed thousands of lives. Fortunately, Bianca's mother is fine.

1975 : Ted Nugent has a .44 Magnum gun pulled on him at a concert in Spokane, Washington, until the man is wrestled to the ground by security.

1978 : Rolling Stone's annual Readers and Critics Poll both agree that The Rolling Stones album "Some Girls" is Album Of The Year.

1981 : The cost of a two song 45-rpm single reaches $1.98 (about the same as the cost of downloading two songs today).

1998 : Suffering from alcoholism and depression, Atlanta Rhythm Section lead signer Ronnie Hammond gets in an altercation with police in Macon, Georgia, who shoot and wound the singer.

2000 : Waylon Jennings holds a three-day-long estate sale at his home in Dixon, Illinois, offering up, amongst other artifacts, a motorbike that once belonged to Buddy Holly.

2002 : Cambodia deports Gary Glitter and extradites him back to the UK to face a conviction in London on child pornography charges.

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