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This Day in Music History – May 28th

1955 – “Billboard” reported that “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” was the most popular song in the U.S.

1957 – The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established. The NARAS is known for organizing the Grammy Awards.

1966 – The Rolling Stones single “Paint It Black” hit #1 in the U.K.

1966 – Ike & Tina Turner released “River Deep, Mountain, High.”

1969 – Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) and girlfriend Marianne Faithful were arrested in their London home on marijuana possession charges.

1969 – Judy Collins appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.

1973 – Ronnie Lane left the band Faces.

1976 – The Allman Brothers Band broke up after Gregg Allman testified against his personal road manager in a drug case. The band reformed in 1978.

1977 – Bruce Springsteen settled out of court with his former manager Mike Appel. The settlement allowed Springsteen to began recording again.

1977 – John Davidson escaped a fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky, which killed 164 people and injured 130 others.

1979 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund held a news conference to announce plans for a memorial honoring those who served in the war.

1983 – “Weird Al” Yankovic left his job as a mail clerk.

1986 – Dick Clark’s “America Picks the No. 1 Songs” TV special aired.

1987 – Whitney Houston released her album “Whitney.”

1996 – Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) was arrested after allegedly overdosing on a speedball of cocaine and heroin at the Los Angeles Sunset Marquis hotel on the Strip.

1998 – Elton John and Bernie Taupin won an Ivor Novello Award for their re-written version of “Candle in the Wind ’97.”

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