(Saturday, April 28, 1973) — “The Cisco Kid” by War peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, April 28, 1973) — “Masterpiece” by The Temptations peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was the group’s 15th and of 16 top ten hits (1965-1991) on the chart.
(Saturday, April 28, 1973) — “The Twelfth of Never” by Donny Osmond peaked at #8 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, April 28, 1973) — “Walk on the Wild Side” by Lou Reed peaked at #16 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked it as #221 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
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(Sunday, April 28, 1963) — Broadway’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was named best play today at the 17th Tony Awards, while A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum won best musical. The ceremony was held in the Hotel Americana Imperial Ballroom in New York City and hosted by Abe Burrows and Robert Morse.
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(Sunday, April 28, 1963) — The Beatles set off today on their first vacations of 1963. John Lennon accompanied manager Brian Epstein to Barcelona and Torremolinos, Spain, while Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr headed for Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, in the Canary Islands off Spain’s coast, meeting up with old friends from Hamburg, Klaus Voormann and Astrid Kirchherr. Continue reading The Beatles go on holiday 50 years ago today (1963)
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(Saturday, April 28, 1973, 1:00 a.m. EST) — Jerry Lee Lewis and Del Shannon were among the performers on tonight’s episode of the late-night musical variety NBC-TV series The Midnight Special as hosted tonight by Lewis. Continue reading Jerry Lee Lewis, Del Shannon perform on ‘Midnight Special’ 40 years ago this hour (1973)
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(Tuesday, April 27, 1993) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney performed backstage today with Carl Perkins before McCartney’s concert at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee (during the North America leg of McCartney’s The New World Tour), for the documentary “My Old Friend.”