Today in Music

September, 28

  • 2000 Barbra Streisand sings her farewell concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
  • 1999 Jean-Michel Jarre announces during a press conference at the Cairo Opera House that he has been commissioned by the Egyptian government to create and perform “The Twelve Dreams Of The Sun,” a three-act “electronic opera” to mark the millennium night in the Egyptian desert.
  • 1997 The 103rd convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), featuring the official U.S. debut of the DVD audio format, is held in New York.
  • 1995 Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in a gun battle that kills his sister’s fiancé and riddles Brown’s car with bullets in Boston’s Roxbury section.
  • 1991 “Ropin’ the Wind” by Garth Brooks becomes the first country music album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s pop album chart. The album also takes the top spot on the country albums chart. In fact, Brooks’ two previous albums, “No Fences” and “Garth Brooks,” hold the No. 2 and No. 5 positions on the country chart at the time of the debut.
  • 1991 Simon Le Bon’s wife, Yasmin, gives birth to a daughter in London. She is the second child for the Duran Duran lead singer and his wife.
  • 1991 Jazz trumpet great Miles Davis dies of pneumonia, respiratory failure and stroke in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 65. He was considered the most famous trumpeter of his generation and the innovator of more styles than any other jazz musician.
  • 1987 Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson are guests on the television game show “$10,000 Pyramid.”
  • 1972 David Bowie sells out his first show in New York at Carnegie Hall.
  • 1960 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own,” Connie Francis. With the song, Francis becomes the first woman to have two consecutive singles go to No. 1.
  • 1957 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Honeycomb,” Jimmie Rodgers.