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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Music Calendar...

In 1941 Ernest Tubb records "Walking The Floor Over You."

In 1960 Filming begins on the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues."

In 1964 The Beatles attend Roy Orbison's belated 28th birthday party in London.

In 1967 16-year-old Janis Ian sings "Society's Child" on the CBS special "Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution" hosted by Leonard Bernstein.

In 1969 "Oh Happy Day" by the Edwin Hawkins Singers enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1970 The Broadway musical "Company," by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, opens at the Alvin Theatre in New York.

In 1971 "Help Me Make It Through The Night" by Sammi Smith goes gold.

In 1975 "Old Days" by Chicago enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1975 "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" by B.J. Thomas is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1976 The Rolling Stones' album "Black & Blue" is certified gold.

In 1977 New York's disco palace Studio 54 opens.

In 1978 Ringo Starr appears in his first TV special which was an updated version of Mark Twain's "The Prince And The Pauper."

In 1980 The Carpenters' "Music Music Music" TV special airs on ABC.

In 1980 "Coming Up" by Paul McCartney enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 "Ride Like The Wind" by Christopher Cross peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1980 Dottie West had her first #1 Country hit with "Lesson In Leavin'."

In 1982 Rod Stewart is robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight on Hollywood's

Sunset Blvd. The gunman stole his $50,000 Porsche.

In 1982 "Time Pieces/Best Of Eric Clapton" by Eric Clapton is released.

In 1983 Duran Duran's album "Rio" is certified platinum.

In 1984 Count Basie dies of pancreatic cancer at age 79.

In 1984 Liverpool's Cavern Club, the club where the Beatles got their start, re-opens.

In 1987 Fats Domino, Jose Feliciano and Allen Toussaint headline the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

In 1988 Mick Jagger is found not guilty of stealing the riff on "Just Another Night" from a Jamaician musician.

In 1989 Bobby Brown wins the Boston Music Award for Act Of The Year.

In 1994 Grace Slick pleaded guilty to pointing a shotgun at police in her Tiburon, CA, home on March 5, citing extreme stress.

In 1994 Madonna releases the video "The Girly Show - Live Down Under."

In 1994 "Streets Of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen is certified gold.

In 1995 Bobby Brown is charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct following a nightclub brawl in Orlando, FL.

In 1995 Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler is charged with felony heroin possession after he was found slumped over the wheel of his car parked on a Los Angeles street.

In 1995 Hole's album "Live Through This" is certified platinum.

In 1997 The ABC special "U2: A Year In Pop" is televised.

In 1998 Country music fans raise $10,000 for tornado relief in Nashville at a benefit hosted by Naomi Judd.

In 1999 Tickets sales to see Woodstock '99 set a Ticketmaster record for first-day single-event sales at $7 million.

In 1999 Billy Joel lectures an acting class at Manhattan's New School.

In 1999 Sinead O'Connor tells the BBC that she'd been ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church.

In 1999 The album "Aida" by Elton John & Tim Rice is certified gold.

In 2000 De La Soul's album "3 Feet High And Rising" goes platinum and Blink 182's album "Enema Of The State" is certified quadruple platinum.

In 2001 Son By Four wins seven Billboard Latin Music Awards including Hot Latin Tracks Artist Of The Year.

In 2001 Georgia rockers Third Day take top honors at the 32nd Dove Awards.

In 2013 Legendary country singer George Jones dies at age 81.

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