This Day in Music History: July 28th

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1999: Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder joined Pete Townshend onstage at New York’s Supper Club during Townshend’s concert for The Who’s “Magic Bus” & “I’m One” & Pearl Jam’s “Better Man”.

1995: Jimi Hendrix’s father Al Hendrix regained control of his son’s estate which includes the rights to Jimi’s name, likeness, image & music.

1993: Pink Floyd singer and bassist Roger Waters married Priscilla Phillps at the Romsey Registry Office in Hampshire, U.K. It was Waters’ third marriage & they would later divorce in 2001.

1980: Max Webster & Rush recorded the song “Battle Scar” at Phase One Studios in Toronto for Max Webster’s final album Universal Juveniles.

1979: Aerosmith performed their last concert with guitarist Joe Perry for five years as they headlined the World Series of Rock at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Other acts on the bill included Ted Nugent, Journey, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC & The Scorpions who performed their first concert in the U.S..

1973: Approximately 600,000 people attended the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen in New York. The headliners of this concert were The Allman Brothers, The Band & The Grateful Dead.

1973: Deep Purple peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Smoke on the Water” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.

1970: Ned Kelly the first movie starring Mick Jagger in his first starring role premiered in Australia.

1957: Jerry Lee Lewis made his television debut on the Steve Allen Show performing “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”. Sales of this single jumped immediately.

Birthdays:
Mike Bloomfield-guitarist for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band born in 1943
Rick Wright-keyboardist for Pink Floyd born in 1945
Simon Kirke-drummer for Free & Bad Company born in 1949
Steve Took-percussionist for T. Rex born in 1949
Steve Morse-guitarist for Deep Purple born in 1954


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