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On this day in music history

On this day in music history…october 28. 

1936, Charlie Daniels was born. The singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler is best known for his song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”.

Daniels was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in January of 2008.

1956, Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the second time. Elvis performed four songs and was also presented with a gold record for “Love Me Tender”.

Elvis’ set list included “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Love Me Tender”, “Love Me”, and “Hound Dog”.

1958, Buddy Holly appeared on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. He performed (lip-synched) “It’s So Easy” and “Heartbeat”. This would be Holly’s last major television appearance.

1978, Nick Gilder hit No. 1 in the U.S. with the single “Hot Child In The City”.

1989, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 began at No. 1 in the U.S. The album is one of only three to yield seven top ten U.S. singles (Thriller and Born In the U.S.A. are the others).

2001, Mary J. Blige reached No. 1 with her single “Family Affair”. The song enjoyed a six week run in the top spot.


 by bryne gonzales