Almanac: April 26, 2016

Birthdays:
  • 1886 - Ma Rainey (d. 1939)
  • 1925 - Jorgen Ingmann (d. 2015)
  • 1932 - Francis Lai (84)
  • 1933 - Johnny Mosby (Johnny & Jonie Mosby) (83)
  • 1938 - Duane Eddy (78)
  • 1938 - Maurice Williams (Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs) (78)
  • 1940 - Giorgio Moroder (76)
  • 1941 - Claudine Clark (75) 
  • 1942 - Bobby Rydell (74)
  • 1945 - Tony Murray (Troggs) (71)
  • 1945 - Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth) (71)
  • 1946 - John "Bucky" Wilkin (Ronny & the Daytonas) (70)
  • 1949 - Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie) (67)
  • 1951 - Nick Garvey (Motors) (65)
  • 1952 - Noel Davies (Selecter) (64)
  • 1960 - Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) (56)
  • 1961 - Chris Mars (Replacement) (55)
  • 1966 - Jeff Huskins (Little Texas) (50)
  • 1970 - T-Boz (born Tionne Watkins) (TLC) (46)
  • 1970 - Ruth Anne Boyle (Olive) (46)
  • 1971 - Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) (45)
  • 1975 - Joey Jordison (Slipknot) (41)
  • 1975 - Nerina Pallot (41)
  • 1976 - Jose Antonio Pasillas II (Incubus) (40)
  • 1978 - Avant (born Myron Avant) (38)
  • 1981 - Ms. Dynamite (born Niomi Delaney) (35)
  • 1982 - Jon Lee (S Club 7) (34)
Deaths:
  • 1974 - Vernon Tim Spencer (Sons of the Pioneers) (65)
  • 1984 - Count Basie - Pancreatic cancer (79)
  • 1997 - Ernest Stewart (K.C. & the Sunshine Band) - Asthma attack
  • 2011 - Phoebe Snow (born Phoebe Laub) - Complications of cerebral hemorrhage (60)
  • 2011 - John Cossette (producer of Grammy Awards broadcast) (54)
  • 2013 - George Jones - Respiratory failure (81)
On This Day:
  • 1960 - The filming for Elvis Presley's movie G.I. Blues began.
  • 1964 - The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Brian Poole & Cliff Richard appear at the NME poll-winner's concert.
  • 1967 - The special Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution aired on CBS.
  • 1967 - Mama Cass Elliott gave birth to daughter Owen Vanessa.
  • 1977 - Studio 54 opened in New York.
  • 1978 - Ringo Starr's version of The Prince and the PauperRingo, aired in the U.S.
  • 1980 - The Carpenters' special Music Music Music aired on ABC.
  • 1982 - Rod Stewart has his Porsche carjacked on Hollywood Boulevard.
  • 1984 - A new statue of the Beatles was unveiled at the Cavern Walks shopping center in Liverpool by Mike McCartney.
  • 1988 - Mick Jagger won an acquittal in a lawsuit saying he had stolen the song Just Another Night from reggae singer Patrick Alley.
  • 1990 - Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block injured his ankle when he tripped over a toy that had been thrown on stage during a show in Manchester, England.
  • 1994 - Grace Slick plead guilty to pointing a gun at a police officer in her California home. She received a sentence of 200 hours of community service and four alcoholic anonymous meetings a week for three months.
  • 2003 - David Lee Roth detained a man with a knife who had broken into his Southern California estate.
  • 2008 - Kenny Chesney gets his foot caught between the hydraulic lift and the stage during his show in Columbia, SC. Although he injured the foot, he finished the show. 
  • 2014 - Paul Simon and Edie Brickell were arrested for disorderly conduct after an altercation at their home. 
Marriages:
  • 1992 - Ice Cube and Kimberly Woodruff
Recorded:
  • 1941 - Walking the Floor Over You - Ernest Tubb 
  • 1957 - Short Fat Fannie - Larry Williams
  • 1962 - Having a PartyBring It On Home to Me - Sam Cooke
Released:
  • 1980 - Mirror in the Bathroom - The Beat (first digitally recorded single released in the U.K.)
Broadcasting:
  • 1970 - Raquel! (NBC) - Tom Jones
  • 1978 - Ringo (NBC) - Ringo Starr
  • 2003 - The Agency (CBS) - David Cassidy
  • 2012 - 30 Rock (NBC) - Paul McCartney (live broadcast)
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1975 - (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - B.J. Thomas (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
  • 1958 - The Music Man - Original Cast (4 weeks)
  • 1969 - Hair - Original Cast (13 weeks)
  • 1986 - 5150 - Van Halen (3 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
  • 1969 - Get Back - Beatles with Billy Preston (6 weeks)
  • 1980 - Call Me - Blondie (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:

  • 1958 - The Duke Wore Jeans - Soundtrack (2 weeks)
  • 1969 - Goodbye - Cream (1 week, 3 previous weeks at number 1)
  • 1986 - Street Life: 20 Great Hits - Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music (5 weeks)
  • 1997 - Ultra - Depeche Mode (1 week)

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