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Jul 28 1944
Mike Bloomfield is born in Chicago, Illinois. He will play guitar for Paul Butterfield, Bob Dylan and The Electric Flag before going on to a solo career. (1944)

Jul 28 1955
Elvis Presley causes a near riot when he plays the first of two nights in the Baseball Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida. (1955)

Jul 28 1956
The Blues Jubilee at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, features Fats Domino, Clyde McPhatter, The Coasters, The Six Teens, The Teen Queens, The Turks and Oscar McLollie. (1956)

Jul 28 1960
Only The Lonely by Roy Orbison enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No1. (1960)

Jul 28 1965
In Twickenham, London, The Rolling Stones record an appearance for US tv show Shindig!. (1965)

Jul 28 1967
The Steve Miller Band, Kaleidoscope and The Anonymous Artists of America play the first of two nights at the Continental Ballroom, Santa Clara, California, USA. (1967)

Jul 28 1969
The Mothers Of Invention, led by Frank Zappa, record The Son Of Mr Green Genes, in TTG Studios, Los Angeles, California. (1969)

Jul 28 1973
The largest attendance recorded to date at a rock festival is 600,000, achieved today by the Watkins Glen Summer Jam, outside New York, featuring the Allman Brothers, The Band and The Grateful Dead. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play the second of three nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. (1973)

Jul 28 1979
Boomtown Rats reach No1 in the UK singles chart with I Don?t Like Mondays. On the same day, the first 2-Tone single, Gangsters by The Specials, enters the UK pop singles chart. (1979)

Jul 28 1984
When Doves Cry becomes Prince?s biggest UK hit single so far, peaking at No4. (1984)

Jul 28 1985
The first steps towards making the album The Queen Is Dead are taken at Drone Studios, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, when The Smiths record The Boy With The Thorn In His Side. (1985)

Jul 28 1986
R.E.M. release the album Life?s Rich Pageant in the UK on IRS Records. (1986)

Jul 28 1990
The new Madonna single, Hanky Panky, peaks at No2 in the UK and No10 in the USA. (1990)

Jul 28 1995
Jimi Hendrix's father Al wins the legal battle to get back the rights to his son's songs, estimated to be worth $50 million. (1995)

Jul 28 2000
Cornell Zachary of Los Angeles, California, files a lawsuit against Duran Duran claiming that, because his phone number was mistakenly given out as their contact number, he has been flooded with calls, resulting in invasion of privacy and emotional distress. More specifically, Zachary claims to have suffered "life-threatening high blood-pressure episodes" and developed a sleeping disorder. (2000)

Jul 28 2007
Troubled rocker Pete Doherty celebrates coming out of rehab with a secret solo acoustic gig at The Bitter End, Romford, Essex, UK. (2007)

Jul 28 2010
French punk Plastic Bertrand, reveals that he did not sing on Ca Plane Pour Moi, the 1977 hit single released under his name. He further admits he did not sing any of the songs in the first four albums released under his name. (2010)

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