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On This Day in Music History

On this day in music history … Sept. 28

By Bryne Gonzales

1902, Ed Sullivan was born. The Ed Sullivan Show enjoyed a 23 year run and served as a launching pad for many artists including Elvis Presley and The Beatles.

1968, The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart and would stay there for nine weeks. The Beatles perform “Hey Jude” on the David Frost show in 1968. Paul McCartney wrote the song for John Lennon’s son, Julian:

1991, Miles Davis died of a stroke and pneumonia. Davis was a widely influential jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He was 65 years old.

1991, The song “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch climbed to No. 1 on the charts and stayed there for two weeks. Before becoming a movie star, Mark Wahlberg and his Funky Bunch achieved platinum status for their album Music for the People. The album’s success was largely fueled by the single “Good Vibrations.”

2003, John Mayer’s Heavier Things was at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart. The album included the songs “Bigger Than My Body”, “Clarity,” and “Daughters.”

2009, Adam Goldstein (DJ AM) died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 36. Goldstein and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker had survived a plane crash just a year earlier.