Today in Music

March, 28

  • 2000 Former Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page accepts “substantial” libel damages and a public apology at London’s high court over a magazine article that accuses him of contributing to the death of former bandmate John Bonham.
  • 1999 Raymond Rogers, who performed under the name Freaky Tah in the hip-hop group the Lost Boyz, is fatally shot in New York. Rogers, 28, is fired on by an unidentified black male wearing a ski cap as he leaves a hotel at 3:57 a.m., police say.
  • 1998 Paul Simon and Derek Walcott’s musical, “The Capeman” – the subject of savage reviews – closes on Broadway.
  • 1995 Singer Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts publicly announce a legal separation after 21 months of marriage. It was the first marriage for both.
  • 1993 Buddy Red Bow, a Lakota country and western singer whose songs were popular in Indian country, dies in Rapid City, S.D., at age 44. Red Bow recorded three albums and many singles, and his best-known songs included “Indian Love Song” and “Run Indian Run.” As an actor, he appeared in such films as “Young Guns” and “Powwow Highway.”
  • 1986 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Rock Me Amadeus,” Falco. The Austrian singer says he was inspired to write the song about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart after seeing the movie “Amadeus.”
  • 1974 The Raspberries split up. The group’s biggest hit is “Go All the Way,” which went all the way to No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1972.
  • 1971 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me),” The Temptations.
  • 1968 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay,” Otis Redding. The song reaches No. 1 three months after Redding is killed in a plane crash near Madison, Wis.
  • 1951 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “If,” Perry Como.