Why May 28th Matters In Rock History
By Dave Basner
May 26, 2023
It’s May 28th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1976, Gregg Allman testified against the Allman Brothers Band’s road manager, Scooter Herring, in a deal to avoid drug charges after a drug trafficking sting. It caused tension in the band, which would wind up taking two years off before reforming.
In 1983, the US Festival ’83 kicked off in California. Over the course of four-days, fans saw performances by U2, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, The Clash, David Bowie, Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, Men at Work and more. Over 750-thousand people attended the event.
In 2004, The Vines bassist Patrick Matthews walked out on the band halfway through the middle of the first song during a gig in Sydney, Australia. Matthews was angry with singer Craig Nicholls for calling the crowd “sheep” and shouting at them in frustration after asking them to stop talking during the music. Matthews never returned to the group.
In 1995, Hootie & The Blowfish started a four-week run at number one on the album charts with Cracked Rear View.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T: This Day in Music)