AUGUST 28TH IS THE 240TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL READ COMICS IN PUBLIC DAY, NATIONAL BOW TIE DAY, NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVERS DAY, NATIONAL POWER RANGERS DAY, RADIO COMMERCIAL DAY, RED WINE DAY, AND WILLING-TO-LEND-A-HAND WEDNESDAY.
The Doors were awarded a Gold record for “Hello, I Love You” which hit #1 in the US.
Canada’s Five Man Electrical Band saw their hit single “Signs” peak at #3 on the US Pop chart. It would go on to sell over a million copies and be awarded a Gold Record.
Billy Joel had the number 1 album in the US when “River of Dreams” reached the top.
Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Neil Young performed in a show that’s billed as, Get Tough On Toxics, in Long Beach, California. The show also featured all of The Eagles except Glenn Frey, who was in the hospital with an intestinal disorder.