Rock 'n' Roll History for
October 28






1956 - ClassicBands.com

October 28
Elvis Presley makes his second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, where the host presents him with a Gold record for "Love Me Tender".

1958 - ClassicBands.com

October 28
Buddy Holly appeared on Dick Clark's American Bandstand, where he lip-synched "It's So Easy" and "Heartbeat". It would be Holly's last major TV appearance.

1961 - ClassicBands.com

October 28
It was on this day that Beatles manager Brian Epstein would later claim that a young British lad named Raymond Jones walked into his Liverpool record shop and asked for a song called "My Bonnie" by Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers, prompting him to track down the band and eventually sign them. Epstein's personal assistant, Alistair Taylor, would later say that he used the name of Jones (a regular customer) to order the single and paid the deposit himself, knowing that Epstein would notice it and order further copies.

October 28
Brian Epstein went to The Cavern Club to watch The Beatles' lunchtime show. He would later say that he was "overwhelmed by their talent", but in reality he had nothing to compare them to, as they were the first Pop group he had ever seen perform live. .

1962 - ClassicBands.com

October 28
The Star Club in Hamburg, Germany was the site of a historic Rock and Roll get together when The Beatles and Little Richard appeared for a two week engagement.

1966 - ClassicBands.com

October 28
The British Musicians Union declares that they are against BBC Radio continuously broadcasting Pop music.

1967 - ClassicBands.com

October 28
Diana Ross And The Supremes' "Greatest Hits" started a five week run at #1 on the US album chart. Although original member Florence Ballard is pictured on the cover and sings on all the tracks, by the time the L.P. was released, she had been fired from the group and replaced by Cindy Birdsong.

1972 - ClassicBands.com

October 28
The United States Council for World Affairs announces that it is adopting "Join Together" by The Who as its official theme.

1977 - ClassicBands.com

October 28
Steve Perry makes his first concert appearance with Journey at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco. He would lead them to 17 Billboard Top 40 entries over the next ten years.

1978 - ClassicBands.com

October 28
Glam rocker Nick Gilder had the number 1 song in the US with "Hot Child in the City". It would prove to be his only hit record in America, although he had previously enjoyed a #1 smash in Canada with "Roxy Roller" while a member of the band Sweeney Todd.

2012 - ClassicBands.com

October 28
Former Pop star Gary Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was held in custody at a London police station for ten hours as he was quizzed by officers probing the sex abuse scandal sparked by late British TV entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile. From the early '70s until the mid-1980s, Glitter placed 18 songs in the UK Top 40.

2013 - ClassicBands.com

October 28
Conrad Murray, the 60-year-old doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death, was released from jail after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence.

2014 - ClassicBands.com

October 28
The Allman Brothers Band played what they said would be their final show ever, at New York's Beacon Theatre, ending their forty-five year career.

2015 - ClassicBands.com

October 28
Phil Collins announced in an interview with Andy Greene of Rolling Stone that he was ending his retirement and was plotting a new album backed by another tour.

October 28
Rod Stewart appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon where he performed a song called "Please", from his latest album, "Another Country".

2016 - ClassicBands.com

October 28
Elvis Presley's latest album, "The Wonder Of You", set a new record for the artist with the most number one albums in the UK when it became the singer's 13th LP to top the chart. Previously Elvis and Madonna were tied with 12 number one albums each.






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