Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD May28,1908 Ian Fleming#BTD May28,1908 #IanFleming in London, England RIP. Journalist, naval intelligence officer, author of the #JamesBond series of spy novels @007
BTD May28,1910 T Bone Walker#BTD May28,1910 #TBoneWalker (Aaron Thibeaux Walker) RIP blues guitarist, singer, songwriter influenced Albert Collins, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Freddy King. 1987 posthumously inducted into the @rockhall of Fame
BTD May28,1917 Papa John Creach#BTD May28,1917 #PapaJohnCreach (John Henry Creach) RIP. Violinist #JeffersonAirplane from 1970-1972 & #JeffersonStarship. He was 25yrs older than rest of band
BTD May28,1943 Tony Mansfield#BTD May28,1943 #TonyMansfield (Anthony Bookbinder) drummer with Billy J Kramer and the #Dakotas 1964 UK #1 & US #7 single "Little Children" Mansfield is the brother of the British vocalist #ElkieBrooks (Elaine Bookbinder)
BTD May28,1944 Billy Vera#BTD May28,1944 #BillyVera (William McCord) singer Billy Vera & The #Beaters 1981 US #39 "I Can Take Care of Myself" and 1987 US #1 "At This Moment" The song was featured in TV show "Family Ties" #HBday @billybeater
BTD May28,1944 Gladys Knight#BTD May28,1944 #GladysKnight singer Gladys Knight & the Pips 1967 US #2 & R&B #1 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", 1973 US & R&B #1 "Midnight Train To Georgia", +16 US, 20 UK & 31 R&B Top40 singles with 6 more #1s; solo 5 R&B Top40s with 1 #1 #HBday @MsGladysKnight
BTD May28,1945 John Fogerty#BTD May28,1945 #JohnFogerty guitarist, vocals Creedence Clearwater Revival 12 US Top40s with 5 at #2 such as 1969 Proud Mary & Bad Moon Rising & solo career 1984 US #10 & US Rock #1 "The Old Man Down the Road", +4 US Top40s. 1993 inducted @rockhall with #CCR #HBday @John_Fogerty
BTD May28,1948 Ray Laidlaw#BTD May28,1948 #RayLaidlaw drums in the folk rock band #Lindisfarne 1972 UK #3 single "Lady Eleanor", 1978 US #33 single "Run For Home"
OTD May28,1888 No Italians Allowed#OTD May28,1888 "No Italians Allowed" Sometimes we had to change our name to get a job or go to school. We didn't riot or destroy property. Just kept working hard
OTD May28,1957 NARAS, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences #OTD May28,1957 National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences #NARAS is established. Known for organizing The #GRAMMYs @RecordingAcad
OTD May28,1958 Buddy Holly#OTD May28,1958 #BuddyHolly gets his draft notice, but he's refused induction because of an ulcer
OTD May28,1960Silver Beetles, Beatles#OTD May28,1960 The #SilverBeetles perform their final show of the 7 date #JohnnyGentle tour, at Rescue Hall, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire #Beatles Note: In May they became The Silver Beetles. By July, they are The Silver Beatles; by mid August they shorten the name to The #Beatles
OTD May28,1961 Ernie K Doe#OTD May28,1961 #ErnieKDoe is at #1 on the US singles chart with "Mother-In-Law" written, produced & the piano solo by #AllenToussaint
OTD May28,1961Beatles#OTD May28,1961 The #Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany
OTD May28,1963Beatles#OTD May28,1963 The #Beatles touring with #RoyOrbison and performing at the Gaumont Cinema, Worcester, Worcestershire @ROYORBISON
OTD May28,1966 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass#OTD May28,1966 #HerbAlpert & the Tijuana Brass are at #1 on the US album chart with "What Now My Love" This sets a new US record of 4 LPs in US Top10 Herb Alpert's other 3 LPs are "South of the Border", "Going Places" & "Whipped Cream and Other Delights" @HerbAlpert
OTD May28,1966 Love#OTD May28,1966 #Love appears at the Whisky A Go Go West Hollywood, California, supported by The #Doors
OTD May28,1966 Perc Sledge#OTD May28,1966 #PercySledge starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "When A Man Loves A Woman" written by #CalvinLewis and #AndrewWright. On Nov23,1991 #MichaelBolton's version reaches #1 in the US
OTD May28,1966Tina Turner, Ike Turner#OTD May28,1966 Ike & #TinaTurner release the song "River Deep - Mountain High" written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich. Ike & Tina Turner also enter the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart at #98. Ike & #Tina will not move up the chart peaking at this point
OTD May28,1966Beatles#OTD May28,1966 The #Beatles are with #BobDylan in his room at the Mayfair Hotel London watching the documentary film "Don't Look Back" by D. A. Pennebaker that covers Bob Dylan's 1965 concert tour in England @bobdylan
OTD May28,1969 Frank Sinatra#OTD May28,1969 #FrankSinatra peaks at #5 for 2wks on the UK Singles Chart with "My Way" written by French writers Claude Fran├žois and Jacques Revaux with English lyrics by Paul Anka. Over the next 3yrs Sinatra will re-enter the UK Top50 chart 8 different times
OTD May28,1973 Pink Floyd#OTD May28,1973 #PinkFloyd's album "The Dark Side of The Moon" is on both the UK & US LP charts. Pink Floyd remains on the US chart from 1973 to 1988 @pinkfloyd
OTD May28,1975Osmonds#OTD May28,1975 The #Osmonds perform their 1st night of a 2 day gig at Earl's Court, London; presented by #MelBush in association with M.A.M. A Radio Luxembourg Promotion. Osmonds members are Merrill, Alan, Jay, Wayne & Donny @merrillosmond @jayosmond @wayneosmond @donnyosmond
OTD May28,1977 Stevie Wonder#OTD May28,1977 #StevieWonder is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Sir Duke" for the 2nd week of a 3wk run at #1. A tribute to Duke Ellington. Lyrics also refer to Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald @StevieWonder
OTD May28,1983 Irene Cara#OTD May28,1983 #IreneCara starts a 6wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Flashdance...What A Feeling" written by Italian composer #GiorgioMoroder with #KeithForsey and #IreneCara with lyrics
OTD May28,1983US Festival '83'#OTD May28,1983 1st day (New Wave Day) of the 4 day US Festival '83' in California, featuring The Clash, Men At Work, Stray Cats, The English Beats, Flock of Seagulls, Oingo Boingo, INXS & Divinyles. More than 750k attend the event
OTD May28,1988 George Michael#OTD May28,1988 #GeorgeMichael starts a 3wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "One More Try" written and produced by George Michael. The song is the 4th of 7 singles to be released from Michael's debut solo album "Faith"
OTD May28,1999Last Supper#OTD May28,1999 The #LastSupper is put back on display in Milan, Italy after 22 years of restoration work. The Last Supper a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece shows the expressions on the faces of the disciples at the moment Jesus says the words; One of you will betray me
OTD May28,2017 Michael Esposito II#OTD May28,2017 From #MichaelEsposito II talking about his last day with #Disney's Mickey! Esposito II "Thanks, It's been magical" on #DisneyMagic #DisneyCruiseLine "Some of my favorite pics from the tour" @Disney @DisneyCruise @EspositoII