Today In Music History: 04/26/17

Happy Birthday to Michael Damian, who is 55 and the man that gave us the song “Dream Weaver,” Gary Wright, is 74.

On this day in 1956 “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley was the #1 song.

In 1963, Frankie Avalon signed a movie contract to co-star with Annette Funicello in “Beach Party,” the first of eight beach movies they made together.

On this day in 1975, B.J. Thomas hit #1 with “(Hey, Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.” To this day, that is the longest title for any song that hit #1 on Billboard.

The disco boom really got rolling on this day in 1977, with the opening  Studio 54 in New York City. Special guests included Mick Jagger and his wife Bianca, Cher, the POTUS, Donald Trump and his wife at the time Ivana and Debbie Harry from Blondie just to name a few.

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In Los Angeles, Rod Stewart was mugged on Hollywood Boulevard in broad daylight on this day in 1982. His $50,000 Porsche was taken, but he was not hurt.

It was on this day in 1989 that we lost the great Lucille Ball.  She died of a ruptured aorta at just 77.

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You may have heard us mention this on the radio when it first happened. It was on this day in 2014, that Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell, were both arrested for disorderly conduct at their Connecticut home. They came to court separately, but left together.

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