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Today In Rock: July 28

1944

Deluxe record label is formed in New York City by Jules Braun.

1945

Rick Wright of Pink Floyd is born.

1952

Percy Mayfield hits #9 on the R&B chart with "Cry Baby" and #6 on the R&B chart with "Big Question".

1958

Perez Prado hits #1 with "Patricia".

1962

"Welcome Home Baby" by the Shirelles goes to #22.

1963

So Much In Love (The Tymes) was a hit.

1965

President Johnson announces U.S. combat troops strength in Vietnam will increase to 125,000 and the draft will be doubled.

1968

Hello, I Love You (The Doors) was a hit.

1973

The Band, the Grateful Dead, and the Allman Brothers Band perform for a crowd of 600,000 (larger by half than Woodstock!) in upstate New York at the Watkins Glen "Summer Jam."

1973

Electric Light Orchestra hit #42 in the US with "Roll Over Beethoven."

1973

Manu Dibango hits #35 with "Soul Makossa"

1973

Deep Purple hits #4 with "Smoke on the Water".

1973

Seals & Crofts hits #6 with "Diamond Girl".

1978

Rick James hits #13 with "You and I".

1984

Spandau Ballet hits #34 in the US with "Only When You Leave".

1985

Shout (Tears for Fears) was a hit.

1992

'The Rascals: Anthology (1965-1972)', a double-disc compilation, is released on Rhino Records.