Music History for

April 26


1960 - Filming for the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues" began.

1964 - The Beatles attended the 28th birthday party for Roy Orbison.
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1966 - The New York Times reported Ray Charles would undergo tests to see whether or not he had abstained from narcotic drugs.

1967 - CBS-TV broadcasted "Inside Pop -- The Rock Revolution."

1975 - B.J. Thomas had the longest title of a number one song at the top of the "Billboard" popular music chart. The song was "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song."

1977 - Studio 54 opened in New York.

1978 - "Ringo" aired on American television. It was the musical version of "The Prince and the Pauper."
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1980 - The Carpenters' "Music Music Music" TV special aired on ABC-TV.

1982 - Rod Stewart was mugged in Los Angeles in broad daylight. He was not hurt.

1982 - Joe Strummer disappears for about a month causing the Clash to cancel their U.K. tour.

1994 - Grace Slick pled guilty to pointing a shotgun at police in her Tiburon, CA, home on March 5, 1994.

1999 - Geffen Records and Bong Load Custom Records filed suit against Beck in Los Angeles, CA.

1999 - Sinead O'Connor was ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church.

1999 - Lycos launched five Web radio music channels hosted by live Internet DJs.