Thursday, August 28, 2014


  • The late Billy Grammer ("Gotta Travel On") is born in 1925
  • David Soul ("Don't Give Up On Us") is 71
  • Gilbert Moorer, lead singer of the Esquires ("Get On Up") dies of throat cancer, 2008
  • Paul McCartney's first child, daughter Mary, is born, 1969
  • Charlie Daniels' motor home catches fire while he's driving on California's Ventura Highway (he escapes), 1988
  • Paul Simon is awarded Sweden's Polar Music Prize in Stockholm, 2012
  • Lou Rawls receives an honorary doctorate from Wilberforce University in Kettering, Ohio to recognize his work on behalf of the United Negro College Fund, 2004
  • A memorial is dedicated to Dan Fogelberg in his home town of Peoria, Illinois, 2010
  • Barry White leaves prison after serving three months for stealing 300 car tires, 1960
  • James Brown hits a bicyclist with his car in Augusta, Georgia and is ticketed for reckless driving, 1994
  • Bob Dylan reportedly introduces the Beatles to marijuana in a New York City hotel room, 1964
  • The Frankie Lymon biographical film "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" opens, 1998