June 28 in music history
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On This Day, June 28 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 28 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day June 28 in 1959 -- Bobby Darin topped the UK singles chart with ‘Dream Lover’. In the US the song peaked at No.2 and in Canada at No.5.

1969 -- Henry Mancini topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with the instrumental song ‘Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet’ also known as ‘A Time for US’. The single is a certified Gold record by the RIAA with over 1 million units sold.

1975 -- Paul McCartney and Wings topped the UK albums chart with ‘Venus and Mars’. The album was a commercial success and it went to No.1 in seven countries.

1980  – With ‘Coming Up’Paul McCartney went to number one on the US singles chart on this day June 28 in music history. A chart-topper in Canada as well, while in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand it peaked at No.2.

1986  – Pop duo Wham! went to number one on the UK singles chart with their farewell song ‘The Edge of Heaven’. It became a Top 10 hit in a dozen countries around the world, including five more No.1’s.

1997 -- Bob Carlisle went to number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with his third studio album ‘Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace)’ on this day June 28.

1997  – With their third studio album ‘Ok Computer’Radiohead went to number one in the UK. Also a chart-topper in Belgium and New Zealand. In the US the album peaked at No.21.

2003 -- Clay Aiken topped the US Hot 100 chart with his debut single ‘This Is the Night’ on this day June 28. Also a No.1 hit in Canada and New Zealand.

2003  – R&B and soul singer Luther Vandross topped the US Billboard 200 with his thirteenth and final studio album ‘Dance with My Father’.

2008  – With ‘Viva la Vida’Coldplay went to number one in the US. Also a chart-topper on the singles charts in the UK, the Netherlands, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.

Coldplay – Viva la Vida

Coldplay - Viva La Vida (Official Video)

2008  – American rapper Lil Wayne topped the US Billboard 200 with his sixth studio album ‘The Carter III’ on this day June 28 in music history.

2010  – American band manager Bill Aucoin died on this day at the age of 66. Bes remembered for managing bands and artists such as Kiss, Manowar, Lordi, Billy Idol, etc.

2014 -- Jack White went to number one in the US with his second studio album ‘Lazaretto’ on this day June 28. The album became a chart-topper in Canada and Denmark as well, while in the UK it peaked at No.4.

2016  – American guitarist and recording engineer Scotty Moore died at the age of 84. Best remembered as a founding member of Elvis Presley’s backing band The Blue Moon Boys.

BORN ON THIS DAY JUNE 28 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1902  – Influential composer Richard Rodgers was born in New York City on this day June 28 in music history. Best known for composing over 900 songs and the soundtrack for 43 musicals on Broadway. He was the first person to win all four major awards in America – Emmy, Grammy, Oscar & Tony (EGOT). On top of that he also has a Pulitzer Prize to his name.

1936  – American pop singer Catherine Cordovano also known professionally as Cathy Carr was born on this day in The Bronx, New York.

1945  – British musician David Knights was born in London on this day June 28 in music history. He rose to fame as a founding member and the bassist of the rock band Procol Harum.

1952  – Rock and jazz pianist and composer Alan Pasqua was born in Roselle Park, New Jersey. He has collaborated with the likes of Joe Walsh, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Santana, Cher, etc. In 2008 he was nominated for a Grammy Award for his album ‘Standards’.

1959  – English musician and radio presenter Clinton “Clint” Boon was born on this day in Oldham. He rose to fame as a member of the rock band Inspiral Carpets.

1963  – English musician Andrew Cousin was born on this day June 27 in Huddersfield. Best known for playing bass with All About Eve and The Mission.

1965  – Multi-instrumentalist Saul Davies was born in Liverpool, England. He rose to fame as a member of the rock band James.

1966  – Country and rock music singer-songwriter Robert “Bobby” Bare Jr. was born in Nashville, Tennessee.

1971  – Dutch rapper and one half of the Eurodance duo 2 UnlimitedRaymond “Ray” Slijngaard was born on this day in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1986  – Country music singer and songwriter Kellie Pickler was born on this day June 27 in Albemarle, North Carolina.

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