October 28, 2014 – The Allman Brothers Band play their last show together at the Beacon Theater in New York City. The end came after more than four hours of music – three sets and the perfect encore, “Whipping Post.”
October 28, 1997 – R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announces he is leaving the group after 17 years. Berry now works on his hay farm near Athens, GA and is an avid golfer. He has made sporadic musical appearances.
October 28, 1982 – The Jam calls it a day. Bandleader Paul Weller forms the Style Council with Mick Talbot shortly thereafter.
Classic Rock Birthdays
October 28, 1936 – Charlie Daniels, vocals, guitar (d. 2020)
October 28, 1937 – Graham Bond, keyboards (the Graham Bond Organisation) (d. 1974)
October 28, 1953 – Desmond Child (born John Charles Barrett), songwriter, producer of 70 Top 40 singles including Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, KISS, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Alice Cooper, etc.)
October 28, 1969 – Ben Harper, vocals, guitar
October 28, 1952 – Tommy Dobeck, drums (Michael Stanley Band)