Tuesday, April 26, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON APRIL 26


Courtney Love
No.1
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

Births
1942 Bobby Rydell (Sway)
1945 Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth)
1947 Pete Ham (Badfinger)
1960 Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)

Deaths
1999 Adrian Borland (The Sound)

Miscellany
1964 Rolling Stones release their first LP
1977 Studio 54 disco opens in New York
Mick Jagger
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
1988 A jury in White Plains, New York ruled that Mick Jagger did not pirate an unknown reggae musician's song and turn it into his 1985 hit, 'Just Another Night'. Patrick Alley of New York City had accused Jagger of copyright infringement.
1990 Nirvana appeared at the Pyramid Club in New York City. The bands label Sub Pop filmed the show and the performance of ‘In Bloom’ was later used as a promo clip.
1995 Courtney Love reportedly turned down an offer of $1m from Playboy to pose nude for the magazine.

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