October 28 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
October 28

1919 : Irving Berlin copyrights "You'd Be Surprised".

1955 : As part of the duo Buddy and Bob, Buddy Holly opens for Marty Robbins at a concert in Lubbock, Texas.

1961 : Ground is broken for the construction of New York City's Shea Stadium.

1964 : Details of Lawrence Wright's will are published in the London Times; he leaves an estate of £348,117 net. Wright was best known for founding Melody Maker.

1972 : The Who's recent anthem "Join Together" is adopted as the official song of the United States Council For World Affairs.

1980 : Five of Walt Disney's original Mousketeers (Annette, Cubby, Tommy, Sherry and Dickie) gather in Burbank, California, to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary.

1982 : The Jam announces it is breaking up. Bandleader Paul Weller forms the Style Council with Mick Talkbot shortly thereafter.

1997 : Bill Berry leaves R.E.M. after 17 years as drummer.

1999 : Performing at the Adams Mark hotel in Dallas, Kenny Rogers throws a frisbee that hits a chandelier. Audience member Kevin O'Toole claims the resulting broken glass left his face scarred and ruined his sex life. Both he and his wife sue Rogers, claiming the singer "deprived her of the services, love and guidance of her husband".

2001 : The Beastie Boys play their first show in more than two-and-a-half years at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, at the first of two New Yorkers Against Violence benefits, which the rap trio organized.

2003 : "Tonight's The Night", a musical play written around the hits of Rod Stewart, opens in London's West End.

2003 : David Bowie and his wife, the supermodel Iman, sign up as the new spokesmodels for Tommy Hilfiger. Bowie says: "I very much admire Tommy's ability to weave so many influences into his work. Iman and I are thrilled to be working with him."

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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