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  • On this Day March 28, 1968

    Pink Floyd recorded a performance for the BBC 2 TV Omnibus - The Sound of Change show from Barnes Common, London, England. The special, which was produced by Tony Palmer, also featured performances by Cream and The show was later broadcast in September of this year.

  • On this Day March 28, 1981

    started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rapture', the group's fourth US No.1 and the first No. 1 song in the US to feature rap and its lyrics, notable for name-checking hip-hop pioneers Fab Five Freddy and Grandmaster Flash.

  • On this Day March 28, 1992

    Over a $100,000 (£58,800) worth of damage was caused at The Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, California, when invited the first two rows of the audience on stage. Several others took up the offer and the band was forced to exit the stage.

  • On this Day March 28, 2000

    accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages from a magazine which claimed he had caused or contributed to the death of his bandmate Page's solicitor, Norman Chapman, told High Court Judge Mr Justice Morland that the feature in Ministry magazine printed in 1999 claimed Page was more concerned with keeping vomit off his bed than saving his friend's life, and that he stood over him wearing Satanist robes and performing a useless spell.

  • On this Day March 28, 2006

    Tina Brown the sister-in-law of sold pictures taken in her bathroom to the National Enquirer claiming Whitney Houston had been taking crack cocaine. The pictures showed drug paraphernalia including a crack-smoking pipe, rolling papers, cocaine-caked spoons and cigarette ends strewn across the surface tops of the bathroom.

  • On this Day March 28, 2014

    Tickets for first live shows in 35 years sold out in less than 15 minutes. The Before the Dawn concerts, which were booked to take place this August and September, marked the singer's first return to the stage since The Tour Of Life in 1979. Demand was so high that the singer's own website, as well as some ticket-selling sites, crashed as people tried to log on.

 

 

 

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