This Day in Music History — September 28

1972 : David Bowie has generated so much publicity with his Ziggy Stardust concerts that he sells out a show in Carnegie Hall.

1991 : Thanks to a proliferation of “New Country” radio stations and more accurate reporting, Country music goes mainstream as Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind becomes the first Country album to debut at #1.

2004 : A Beverly Hills tribute concert in honor of Ray Charles, featuring Stevie Wonder,Michael McDonald, James Ingram, and Patti Austin, raises $15 million for Atlanta’s African-American institution, Morehouse College.

2012 : A judge orders an audit of R&B singer Chris Brown’s community-service records. The community service is part of a sentence handed down on his domestic violence charge in his 2009 incident with then-girlfriend Rihanna. While Brown claims to be done with his service, the court thinks some fishy finagling of the numbers happened, showing discrepancies in Brown’s claim of having served at Tappahannock Children’s Center, cleaning stables at the Richmond Police Department, and inventorying smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. Kind of a menial place for a celebrity, no?

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