April 26 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Roger Taylor!

Musician’s Born On April 26

1886 Ma Rainey
1938 Duane Eddy (Rebel Rouser)
1938 Maurice Williams (Zodiacs)
1942 Bobby Rydell (Sway)
1945 Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth)
1947 Pete Ham (Badfinger)
1960 Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)
1971 T-Boz (TLC)

Number 1 In The Charts On April 26

1969 Hair soundtrack US LP
1975 B.J. Thomas; (Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song US 45
1980 Blondie: Call Me UK 45
1986 Roxy Music: Street Life: 20 Greatest Hits UK LP
1986 Van Halen: 5150 US LP
1991 Amy Grant : Baby Baby : US single
1997 Depeche Mode : Ultra : UK LP

Various Music Events On April 26

1964 Phenomenal audience response as Beatles, Rolling Stones, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Brian Poole and Cliff Richard appear at NME poll-winners concert.

1964 Rolling Stones release their first LP

1977 Studio 54 disco opens in New York

1978 Ringo Starr stars in his first TV special in America – an updated version of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper

1980 Studio 54 disco in New York closes

1980 Beat release first digitally recorded single, Mirror in the Bathroom on Go Feet label

1982 Rod Stewart mugged and robbed of his $50,000 Porsche by a gunman in broad daylight on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

1982 Joe Strummer of Clash goes missing.

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