28 May

Pick a Day

28 MAY

In Music History

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1978 David Cassidy is the guest star on an episode of NBC's TV show Police Story. He does so well that he is given his own show called David Cassidy: Man Undercover, which tanks hard.

1977 Bruce Springsteen is finally free to record after a legal battle with his former manager Mike Appel kept him out of the studio for two years. Springsteen learns that it's not a good idea to sign a contract on the hood of a car.

1976 Gregg Allman testifies against The Allman Brothers Band's road manager/bodyguard Scooter Herring in a deal to avoid drug charges after a drug-trafficking sting. This causes tensions in the band, who take two years off before re-forming.

1973 Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn release "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man," which becomes their third #1 country hit as a duo.

1973 Ronnie Lane leaves The Faces, and will be replaced by Tetsu Yamauchi on bass.

1971 Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (and before that, The Hollies), releases his first solo album, Songs For Beginners. The first single is "Chicago (We Can Change The World)," which he wrote about protesters at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

1971 Duncan Zowie Haywood Bowie is born to David Bowie and his wife Angela. Duncan will go on to become the successful film director behind Moon (2009) and Source Code (2011).

1969 Mick Jagger and girlfriend Marianne Faithfull are arrested in their London home on charges of marijuana possession, but released on 50 pounds' bail.

1968 Kylie Minogue is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

1967 The Association make their television debut, performing "Along Comes Mary" on the CBS variety show the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

1966 Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass have four of the top 10 albums: What Now My Love, Whipped Cream and Other Delights, South of the Border, and Going Places. It's a record for most albums in the Top 10 at the same time.

1966 Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman" hits #1 in the US.

1965 Elvis Presley's Tickle Me movie opens nationally.

1965 Elvis Presley releases "(Such An) Easy Question."

1964 Marianne Faithfull records "As Tears Go By."

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