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Today In Rock: August 28

1947

Louis Jordan hits #1 on the R&B chart and #21 on the pop chart with "Boogie Woogie Blue Plate."

1955

The Moonglows hit #5 on the R&B chart with the Chess release "Most Of All."

1961

Mary Wells hits #33 with "I Don't Want To Take A Chance".

1961

Mary Wells hits #9 on the R&B chart and #33 on the pop chart with "I Don't Want to Take A Chance".

1963

A crowd of 200,000 hears Mahalia Jackson's moving rendition of the inspirational "I Been 'Buked and I Been Scorned," which precedes Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

1963

Over 200,000 people participate in a Civil Rights demonstration in Washington D.C., where Martin Luther King delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech.

1964

The Beatles release "This Boy" from their first American album 'Meet the Beatles'.

1966

Sunshine Superman (Donovan) was a hit.

1970

Hawkwind releases self-titled first album.

1971

John Denver hits #2 with "Take Me Home Country Road."

1975

Slade hits #93 in the US with 'Slade in Flame'.

1982

Depeche Mode hits #18 in the UK with "Leave in Silence".

1982

Santana hits the Top Forty with "Hold On" and won't repeat the feat until 1999.

1983

Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (The Eurythmics) was a hit.

1989

MTV premieres "MTV News at Night," a half-hour nightly news show hosted by MTV News anchor Kurt Loder.

1991

MTV hosts presentation of 1991 Video Music Awards International Viewers' Choice Award in London.