Today In Pop Music: May 28 – Beatles And Bob Dylan Bond
MAY 28 BIRTHDAYS
1944 – Billy Vera (“At This Moment”)
1944 – Gladys Knight
1945 – John Fogerty
1968 – Kylie Minogue
ON THIS DAY
1966 – Percy Sledge began a two reek run at #1 with his mega hit “When A Man Loves A Woman”.
1973 – Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” was a hot on both sides of the Atlantic. It would remain on Billboard’s album chart for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. When the Top Pop Cataloge Chart was added, it chalked up another 759 weeks.
1976 – The Allman Brothers Band temporarily disbanded after Greg Allman testified against his personal road manager Scooter Herring, who was charger with drug trafficking. Herring was later sentenced to 75 years in prison.
1982 – Promoter Bill Graham staged a special Vietnam Veterans benefit concert in San Francisco featuring Jefferson Starship, The Grateful Dead, and Country Joe and the Fish.
1983 – actress/singer Irene Cara began a six week run atop the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling’.
1966 – All four members of The Beatles spent the entire day with Bob Dylan in his room at the Mayfair hotel in London, watching rushes of D.A. Pennebaker’s forthcoming documentary ‘Don’t Look Back’, which covered Dylan’s 1965 concert tour of the UK.
Here’s an iconic clip from the film with commentary from the filmmaker.