28 October

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2016 The BBC Radio show Desmond Carrington: The Music Goes Round ends after 36 years when the host retires at age 90.

2013 Jonas Brothers announce their split. They get back together in 2019.

2007 Porter Wagoner dies of lung cancer at age 80. A regular at the Grand Ole Opry, he hosted The Porter Wagoner Show for 21 years starting in 1961.

2006 Producer Rudy Taylor, music arranger for Bobby Womack, dies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at age 52. Among others, co-wrote The Gap Band hits "Oops Upside Your Head," "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" and "Early In The Morning."

2004 Gil Melle, jazz musician and film composer, dies of a heart attack in Malibu, California, at age 72.

2003 The Strokes follow up their critically acclaimed debut, Is This It, with the album Room On Fire. The title is taken from the single "Reptilia," which features the lyric: "The room is on fire as she's fixing her hair."

2003 Paul McCartney and his second wife, model/activist Heather Mills, welcome daughter Beatrice Milly McCartney.

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."

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

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.

2001 More than 22,000 friends, neighbors and fans turn out for Tim McGraw's eighth annual Swampstock, held in his hometown of Rayville, Louisiana. Proceeds from the day benefit local youth sports organizations, scholarship funds and the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit fund.

2001 Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

1999 Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis, out with an injury, tries his hand at rapping when he performs at the Denver nightclub Wazoos.

1997 The Flaming Lips release their eighth album, Zaireeka, a four-CD collection designed to play on four separate audio systems at once. Frontman Wayne Coyne notes, "It was and is 'surround sound' for the extreme fanatic."

1995 Alanis Morissette makes her first appearance on Saturday Night Live, singing "Hand In My Pocket" and "All I Really Want."

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