This Day in Music History: December 28th

2003: Pete Townshend revealed in an interview with a U.K. newspaper that he contemplated suicide after his arrest on charges of child pornography, which were dropped four months after his arrest.

1993: Mutt Lange, producer of albums such as AC/DC’s Highway to Hell & Back in Black & Def Leppard’s Pyromania & Hysteria married Shania Twain in Switzerland. The couple separated in 2008 & divorced in 2010.

1985: John Mellencamp peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Small Town” which was Mellencamp’s sixth top ten single in the U.S.

1975: Ted Nugent had a gun pulled on him by David Gelfer during a concert in Spokane, WA. Gelfer was charged with intimidating with a weapon. 

1970: John Lennon released “Mother” which went on to reach number nineteen on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

1968: The three day Miami Pop Festival kicked off at the Gulfstream Race Track in Hallandale Beach, outside of Miami. Artists that appeared on the three day festival included Chuck Berry, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Procol Harum, Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly, Canned Heat, Three Dog Night, The Turtles & the Grateful Dead.

1968: The Beatles reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their self-titled album, commonly referred to as “The White Album” for the first of nine non-consecutive weeks.

1968: The Doors released “Touch Me” which went on to peak at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart & become their third Gold single.

1968: Led Zeppelin performed their first concert in Canada at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver supporting Vanilla Fudge. 

Birthdays:
Edgar Winter born in 1946


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