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.
Today in Beatles History

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."

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.