May 2, 1956
For the first time in “Billboard” chart history, five singles were in both the pop and the R&B top 10. Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally,” was number three twice.
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover died after a heart attack at age 77.
May 2, 1977
The first Broadway revival of the musical “The King and I,“ starring Yul Brynner and Constance Towers, opened at New York’s Uris Theatre for 695 performances.
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April 29, 1968
The original Broadway production of the musical “Hair,” starring Diane Keaton, Melba Moore, Lynn Kellogg, and Ronnie Dyson, opened at New York’s Biltmore Theatre for 1,750 performances.
Barry Manilow remained in the #3 position with “Can’t Smile Without You” and at number 9: Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta teamed for a Top 10 smash with “You’re The One That I Want”
Madonna had the #1 song with “Like A Prayer”,
At the Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, Porter Wagoner joined Dolly Parton on stage for the first of four sold-out shows, marking the first time they had performed together since their split in 1976.
The Madonna album “Hard Candy” was released in the U.S.
April 28, 1956
Little Richard earned a third week at #1 on the R&B chart with “Long Tall Sally”.
April 28, 1965
Barbara Streisand‘s first TV special aired on CBS. It was titled “My Name is Barbara”.
The Broadway musical ‘Hair’ opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City. The show featured the songs ‘Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In’, ‘Good Morning Starshine’ and the title song. The production ran for 1,729 performances, finally closing on July 1st, 1972.
the Soundtrack to “Lady Sings the Blues” by Diana Ross falling to #8,
April 28, 1974
Olivia Newton-John released the single that would jump-start her career–“I Honestly Love You”.
Dolly Parton’s “Here You Come Again” album was certified Platinum.
Donna Summer titled her new song right as “Hot Stuff” was up from #79 to #29 on this date.
Elton John released the single “Little Jeannie”.
Sinead O’Connor remained at #1 with “Nothing Compares 2 (sic) U (sic)”.
Lisa Marie Presley announced her separation from first husband Danny Keough after 5½ years of marriage and two children. The divorce became final eight days later. Lisa Marie would soon be married to Michael Jackson.
George Michael was named as the most-played artist on British radio over the previous two decades.