April 26, 1967
16 year old Janis Ian sings “Society Child” on the CBS-TV show, Inside Pop – The Rock Revolution. A year before, the song was banned by many radio stations because of its interracial love affair theme. Following her television appearance, the record shot into the US Top Twenty.
The original Broadway production of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company,” starring Elaine Stritch, Barbara Barrie, Dean Jones, Donna McKechnie, Charles Kimbrough, and Beth Howland, opened at New York’s Alvin Theatre for 705 performances.
April 26, 1974
Queen appeared at the Orpheum Theater in Boston.
David Bowie performed at Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden.
April 26, 1977In New York City, the disco boom really got rolling with the opening of Steve Rubell’s new ultra-exclusive club, Studio 54. Among the guests invited to opening night: Mick Jagger and wife Bianca, Cher, Donald and Ivana Trump, Debbie Harry, Halston, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Liza Minnelli, Salvador Dali, Martha Graham, Brooke Shields, Margaux Hemingway, Jerry Hall, and Robin Leach.
Geffen Records and Bong Load Custom Records filed suit against Beck in Los Angeles, CA.
US country singer George Jones who had a string of No.1 songs between the 1950s and 1990s, died aged 81. Nicknamed Possum, his signature song was He Stopped Loving Her Today, a track about love and death. He was married to Tammy Wynette between 1969 and 1975 and the pair recorded several songs together in the 1970s.
Rumoured to have had an affair with Merle Haggard and likely being gay was the things women did not understand, eh.
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