Another crime spree thanks to rock and roll... -- One of the biggest festivals ever?... -- B'day for an all-time great blues/rock guitarist...

From the stage view; rock festival c 1975. (Keystone/Getty Images)

7/28/1969 (48 years ago today) - When playing air guitar just doesn't cut it anymore: Police in Moscow report that thousands of public telephone booths have been vandalized, thanks to a feature in a Russian youth magazine that showed kids how to steal parts of the phones in order to convert their acoustic guitars to electric! We must alert the church elders...

7/28/1973 (44 years ago today) - The crowd was so huge that most of the audience was unable to even see the stage!: Just outside of Watkins Glen, New York, The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead and The Band headline the "Watkins Glen Outdoor Summer Jam" -- Over 600,000 show up, of which only 150,000 actually purchased tickets at $10 each; for everybody else, it was a free show! -- Some historians believe this event may just qualify as the single largest gathering of people in the history of the U.S.! Rock on, then...

7/28/1943 - Born on this day, legendary blues-rock guitar wiz Mike Bloomfield; made his mark with stunning solo's as an original member of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, then The Electric Flag and a good batch of classic albums and live gigs with keyboardist-producer-arranger Al Kooper -- Along the way he worked with Dr. John, Taj Mahal and Bob Dylan (that's Mike playing lead on Bob's "Highway 61 Revisited" LP), and if you look him up, you'll discover a really fluid, soulful-Chicago-blues style of playing that was quite masterful; he really did shine as a session soloist and there's lots of great records Mike played on for you to check out --  The circumstances of his death, however, are somewhat vague: Mike was found dead of a drug overdose in his car, February 15, 1981.

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