This Day in Music History — October 28

john_cynthia.jpg1961 : Ground is broken for the construction of New York City’s Shea Stadium.

1968 : In court, it’s Lennon v. Lennon as Cynthia is granted a divorce from her husband John.

1999 : Performing at the Adams Mark hotel in Dallas, Kenny Rogers throws a frisbee that hits a chandelier. Audience member Kevin O’Toole claims the resulting broken glass left his face scarred and ruined his sex life. Both he and his wife sue Rogers, claiming the singer “deprived her of the services, love and guidance of her husband.”

2001 : More than 22,000 friends, neighbors and fans turn out for Tim McGraw’s eighth annual Swampstock, held in his hometown of Rayville, La. Proceeds from the day benefit local youth sports organizations, scholarship funds and the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit fund.

2001 : The Beastie Boys play their first show in more than two-and-a-half years at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, at the first of two New Yorkers Against Violence benefits, which the rap trio organized.

 

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