Today in Music History …..July 28th

07/28/2011 2:43 am

1750 – Johann Sebastian Bach dies after an unsuccessful eye operation

1931 – Congress makes “Star-Spangled Banner” our 2nd national anthem

1955 – #1 on the Billboard chart – “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley & His Comets

1982 – # 1 on the Billboard chart – “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

1993 – The 10,000 Maniacs played their last show with lead singer Natalie Merchant. Merchant left the group to pursue a solo career.