January 28 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
January 28

1953 : Derek Bentley is hanged for the murder of Police Constable Sidney Miles, who on November 2, 1952, was shot dead on a Croydon rooftop by 16 year old Christopher Craig. Christopher Craig, too young to be executed, was paroled in 1963. The murder and trial later become the topic of the Ewan MacColl song "Ballad Of Derek Bentley".

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.

1966 : Brian Poole announces his departure from The Tremeloes.

1968 : Jim Morrison (The Doors) is arrested after threatening a security guard at an adult movie theater.

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.

1996 : Diana Ross performs at the Superbowl XXX halftime show in Tempe, Arizona.

2001 : Ray Charles sings "America The Beautiful" at Superbowl XXXV in Tampa. The Backstreet Boys sing national anthem.

2004 : James Brown is arrested on charges of domestic violence in Beech Island, South Carolina.

2008 : Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix, confirms that drummer Dave Buckner has left the band. A statement released by the front man says: "For y'all that don't know, we had to split with Dave, our drummer. It was one of the hardest things we have ever had to do. He's taking this time to get his life together. We are still friends and still talk on a regular basis."

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