2022-05-28

MAY 28th
Creedence Clearwater Revival release their self-titled debut album.  The set contains two extended covers – “I Put A Spell On You” and “Susie Q” and gets to #11 on the U.S. Album chart. 1968
Iron Maiden’s “The Number Of The Beast” is named the greatest album in British music made during Queen Elizabeth II’s 60-year reign, according to retailer HMV’s online survey of 30,000 music fans. 2012
Alice In Chains unfurl “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.” It’s the group’s fifth album is their second full-length effort with singer William DuVall. 2013
The album peaks at #2 and goes to #1 on the Top Rock Albums survey.
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Not exactly born on the bayou, Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s singer, songwriter and lead guitarist, John Fogerty sees his first light in Berkeley, CA. 1945
Wendy O. Williams, the dynamic and often confrontational voice of The Plasmatics, is born in Webster, NY.  She releases three albums with the Punk band before embarking on a solo career.  1949
Marianne Faithful records her debut hit “As Tears Go By.” Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) the real story is who’s on the record. Jimmy Page plays guitar and John Paul Jones is on bass. That would be one-half of the future Led Zeppelin. How could it fail? It didn’t. 1964
Chris Ballew of the Presidents Of The United States Of America (“The Presidents” for short) is born in Seattle, WA. 1965
Produced by Phil Spector (as his crowning achievement), Ike & Tina Turner’s epic “River Deep Mountain High” is released. The song stiffs in the U.S. (though it enters the Top 5 in England) causing Spector to briefly retire from the music business. 1966
The James Gang release “Walk Away.” 1971
Ronnie Lane leaves The Faces (a band with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood) due to disappointing album reviews and Stewart’s pursuit of a solo career at the expense of the band. 1973
Bruce Springsteen and former manager Mike Appel settle. Their legal wrangling kept Springsteen out of the studio for nearly a year. Never sign a management contract on the hood of a car or without your lawyer present. “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” is Springsteen’s next effort. 1977
Heart unleash one of their best songs and one of the all-time great Rock songs, “Barracuda.” 1977
The second, and last, US Festival of the ‘80s begins in San Bernadino, CA. It’s The Clash’s last show with guitarist Mick Jones. Also, performing during the multi-day event, financed by Apple co-founder Steven Wozniak, are Van Halen, who get $1 million for their time and effort. The festival doesn’t come close to breaking even. Wonder why? 1983
Bob Seger’s “Like A Rock” album, featuring the title track and “American Storm,” is certified platinum. 1986
Smashing Pumpkins present their debut disc, “Gish.”  1991
Mastodon release their first full-length album, “Remission.” 2002
The Jim Jarmusch-directed indie flick “Coffee And Cigarettes” opens with Meg and Jack White (White Stripes). 2004
System Of A Down perform at Madrid’s Festimad. Sixty-mile an hour winds blow the roof off the outdoor stage. Promoters want to cancel but S.O.A.D. waits out the storm and hits the stage at 3:45 am playing a full set for the 30,000 in attendance. 2005
Filming begins for the final season of FX’s “Sons Of Anarchy” with in a recurring role Marilyn Manson as a white supremacist named Ron Tully (why not Brian Warner – Manson’s birth name?). 2014
The Rolling Stones top Billboard magazine’s list of the top 25-selling live acts of the past 25 years grossing more than $1.5 billion on the road since ’90, playing more than 500 shows to almost 20 million fans. U2 is in second place with Bruce Springsteen third, earning $1.2 billion gross over 700-plus shows in front of 15 million fans. 2014
Pink Floyd’s two living co-founders, Roger Waters and Nick Mason, help unveil an honorary plaque at London’s University of Westminster (formerly Regent Street Polytechnic), the site of the band’s formation, to mark the group’s 50th anniversary. “If we’d gone up for Britain’s Got Talent, I don’t think we would have made it past the audition stage; we weren’t terribly good,” says Mason. “We were effing awful,” adds Waters. 2015
Iron Maiden file a $2 million trademark infringement lawsuit against the creators of “Ion Maiden.” The lawsuit, filed by the band’s holding company accuses 3D Realms of creating “confusion among consumers.” “Defendant began using the Ion Maiden name, without authorization, in an effort to confuse consumers into believing defendant’s products and services are somehow affiliated with or approved by Iron Maiden. 2019
Britain’s Royal Mail issues a set of 12 stamps depicting Paul McCartney and his work paying tribute to “one of the most iconic and enduring music artists of all time”.  Many of the stamps feature images of McCartney album covers. 2021
Nightwish perform the first of two interactive concerts setting a record for the largest paid virtual concert in Finland’s history. 150,000 fans in 108 countries purchase tickets for the shows with the box office gross exceeding one million euro. Also, Jukka Koskinen makes his debut as Nightwish’s bassist as the tour replacement for Marco Hietala, who left the band earlier in the year.  2021