Happy Birthday Edgar Winter!
Musicians Born On December 28
1915 Roebuck 'Pops' Staples (Staple Singers)
1932 Dorsey Burnette (US rockabilly singer)
1938 Charles Neville (Neville Brothers)
1946 Edgar Winter (Frankenstein)
1947 Earl Hines (US jazz pianist)
1947 Dick Diamonde (Easybeats)
1950 Alex Chilton (Box Tops/ Big Star)
1954 Rose Vela (Magic Smile)
Deaths On December 28
1976 Freddie King (US blues singer/guitarist)
1983 Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys)
Number 1 In The Charts On December 28
1959 Frankie Avalon: 'Why' US 45
1961 Danny Williams: 'Moon River' UK 45
1968 Beatles: 'White Album' US LP
1975 Helen Reddy: 'Angie Baby' US 45
1985 Shakin' Stevens: 'Merry Christmas Everyone' UK 45
Various Music Events On Decemberr 28
1955 Clyde McPhatter's first solo hit, 'Seven Days', enters R&B chart in US, on way to Top 3
1968 The Miami Pop Festival - the first to be held on the East Coast - begins. A hundred thousand people see Procol Harum, Joni Mitchell, Canned Heat and Iron Butterfly
1968 Doors release 'Touch Me' in US
1971 Keith Moon comperes a concert at Carnegie Hall for one of his favorite acts, Sha Na Na
1975 In Spokane, Washington, David Gelfer points a .44 magnum at Ted Nugent. Gelfer is brought down by members of the audience and security guards and is charged with "intimidating with a weapon."
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