On This Day, October 28 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 28 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day October 28 in 1956 – Elvis Presley performed ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Love Me Tender’, and ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ on the Ed Sullivan Show.

1967 – The Supremes started a five-week run at number one on the US Billboard 200 with the compilation album ‘Diana Ross & The Supremes: Greatest Hits’. It also topped the UK Albums chart that year.

1978 – With ‘Hot Child in the City’Nick Gilder topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on this day October 28 in music history. Two weeks prior the song was at No.1 in Canada.

1978 – Rock band Queen kicked off their sixth world tour as the headline act titled ‘Jazz Tour’ with a show at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The tour lasted for 79 dates and it concluded on 18 August, 1979 with a concert in West Germany.

1984 – Founding member, keyboardist, drummer, and vocalist of the pop rock band OrleansWells Kelly died on this day October 28, aged 35.

1989 – Synth-pop duo Erasure started a two-week run at number one on the UK Albums chart with their fourth studio LP ‘Wild!’.

1989 – Janet Jackson hit number one on the US Billboard 200 for the first of four consecutive weeks with her fourth studio album ‘Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814’.

1991 – Influential American R&B singer William “Billy” Wright died on this day October 28 in music history.

1995 – Rapper Coolio featuring singer L.V. hit number one on the UK Singles chart for the first of three consecutive weeks with ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’. The song featured in the film ‘Dangerous Minds’ and it was a big international hit peaking at No.1 on nineteen national music charts.

2000 – American rapper Ja Rule went to number one in the United States with his second studio album ‘Rule 3:36’ on this day October 28.

2000 – Girl group All Saints scored their first number one album in the UK with their second studio release ‘Saints & Sinners’.

2000 – British pop group Steps scored their second domestic No.1 when ‘Stomp’ rose atop the the UK Singles chart on this day October 28.

2006 – The number one single in the United States on this day October 28 was ‘Money Maker’ by Ludacris ft. producer/singer Pharrell Williams.

2006 – Rod Stewart topped the US Billboard 200 with his 24th studio album ‘Still the Same…Great Rock Classics of Our Time’ which features his renditions of rock hits.

Rod Stewart – Have You Ever Seen The Rain

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2007 
– American country music singer and songwriter Porter Wagoner died on this day October 28 in music history, aged 80. Best remembered for charting over 80 songs on the Billboard charts, including the No.1 singles ‘A Satisfied Mind’ and ‘Misery Loves Company’.

2017 – Rappers Post Malone and 21 Savage started an eight-week run at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Rockstar’. The song was an international hit and it also topped the charts in fifteen other countries, including the UK, Canada, and Australia.

2021 – With ‘Music of the Spheres’Coldplay scored their ninth consecutive number one album in the UK on this day October 28.

2021 – Adele scored her third number one single in the UK with ‘Easy on Me’ which topped the Singles chart for seven weeks straight.

BORN ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 28 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1927 – Jazz and pop music singer Cleo Laine was born Clementine Dinah Bullock in London, England on this day October 28 in music history.

1936 – Multi-genre singer-songwriter and guitarist Charles “Charlie” Daniels was born on this day in Wilmington, North Carolina.

1937 – Pioneer of the British R&B music scene Graham John Clifton Bond was born on this day October 28 in Romford, England.

1939 – American folk music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and composer Jimmie Post was born in Houston, Texas. Best known for his 1968 hit song ‘Reach out of the Darkness’.

1939 – American singer and songwriter Curtis Lee was born on this day October 28 in Yuma, Arizona. Best known for song such as ‘Under the Moon of Love’ and ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’.

1941 – Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and vocalist Hank Marvin was born Brian Robson Rankin in Newcastle, England. He rose to fame as the lead guitarist of the instrumental rock group The Shadows.

1945 – Singer and co-founder of the beat group The MindbendersGlyn Geoffrey Ellis better known by his stage name Wayne Fontana was born in Manchester, England on this day October 28 in music history.

1948 – American singer and actress Telma Hopkins was born on this day in Louisville, Kentucky. Best known as a member of the pop group Tony Orland and Dawn.

1953 – American songwriter and producer John Charles Barrett also known professionally as Desmond Child was born on this day October 28 in Gainesville, Florida. Best known for co-writing some of the biggest hits of music acts such as Kiss, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Joan Jett, Ricky Martin, and so on.

1957 – British musician Stephen Morris was born in Macclesfield, England. Best known for playing drums with the bands Joy Division and New Order.

1958 – Lead guitarist, vocalist, and co-founder of the alt rock band The Jesus and Mary ChainWilliam Reid was born on this day October 28 in Glasgow, Scotland.

1963 – Italian pop music singer and songwriter Eros Ramazzotti was born in Rome, Italy. He has sold over 60 million records worldwide.

1969 – Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Benjamin “Ben” Harper was born in Pomona, California on this day October 28 in music history.

1972 – American country music singer and songwriter Bradley “Brad” Paisley was born in Glen Dale, West Virginia.

1987 – American singer, rapper, and songwriter Christopher Francis Ocean better known by his stage name Frank Ocean was born on this day October 28 in Long Beach, California.

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