On August 28th, 1961, Motown released its first number-one hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes.
In 1963, Peter, Paul and Mary performed "Blowin' In The Wind" before civil rights marchers who had gathered in Washington to hear Martin Luther King Junior speak.
In 1964, The Beatles met Bob Dylan, who supposedly introduced them to marijuana.
In 1965, Bob Dylan was booed off stage at Forest Hills Stadium in New York for playing electric guitar.
In 1967, the Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company played at the wake of a Hell's Angels member who was struck by a car in San Francisco.
In 1972, David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars made their debut at Carnegie Hall in New York. Bowie gave the performance while he was sick with the flu.
In 1982, George Strait had his first number-one country song with "Fool-Hearted Memory."
In 1986, Tina Turner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2003, the MTV Video Music Awards opened with a performance by Madonna in which she kissed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera full on their mouths.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Sonny Shroyer ("The Dukes of Hazzard") is 77. Actor Ken Jenkins ("Scrubs") is 72. Actor David Soul is 69. Actress Barbara Bach is 66. Singer Wayne Osmond of The Osmonds is 61. Actor Daniel Stern is 55. Actress Emma Samms is 52. Actress Jennifer Coolidge is 51. Country singer Shania Twain is 47. Actor Billy Boyd ("Lord of the Rings") is 44. Actor-singer Jack Black of Tenacious D is 43. Actor Jason Priestley ("Beverly Hills, 90210") is 43. Actor J. August Richards ("Angel") is 39. Singer-bassist Max Collins of Eve 6 is 34. Actress Carly Pope ("Popular") is 32. Country singer Jake Owen is 31. Country singer Leann Rimes is 30. Singer Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine is 26. Actor Kyle Massey is 21.
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