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Today in Rock: April 26

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Today in music history:

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1941 and 2011.

On this day in 1941 future R&B musician, singer and composer Claudine Clark is born in Macon, Georgia.

On this day in 1957 Larry Williams records the song "Short Fat Fannie".

On this day in 1960 Roger Taylor, future lead singer for Duran Duran, is born in Dersingham, England.

On this day in 1964 The Beatles attend Roy Orbison's belated 28th birthday party in London.

On this day in 1966 The Beatles are in the studio working on the song “And Your Bird Can Sing.”

On this day in 1970 T-Boz, future member of TLC, is born in Des Moines, Iowa.

On this day in 1975 Nathan “Joey” Jordison, future lead guitarist of Slipknot, is born in Des Moines, Iowa.

On this day in 1976 Jose Pasillas, future drummer of Incubus is born in Calabasas, California.

Studio 54 and RIngo Starr
Studio 54 and RIngo Starr Courtesy of TOO

Studio 54 and RIngo Starr

On this day in 1977 the most famous club of the disco era, Studio 54 opens its doors for business at 254 West 54th Street in New York City, New York.

On this day in 1978 former Beatle Ringo Starr's TV special, titled "Ringo", airs on the NBC television network.

Rod Stewart, Van Halen and Cutting Crew
Rod Stewart, Van Halen and Cutting Crew Courtesy of TOO

Rod Stewart, Van Halen and Cutting Crew

On this day in 1982 Rod Stewart is mugged on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard in California.

On this day in 1986 Van Halen's album 5150 hits number one in the United States.

On this day in 1987 Cutting Crew's “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” climbs to number one in the United States.

the “James Taylor Bridge”, Bruce Springsteen and Phoebe SNow
the “James Taylor Bridge”, Bruce Springsteen and Phoebe SNow Courtesy of TOO

the “James Taylor Bridge”, Bruce Springsteen and Phoebe SNow

On this day in 2003 The Morgan Creek Bridge in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is renamed the “James Taylor Bridge” in honor of the singer, who mentioned it in his song "Copperline." 

On this day in 2005 Bruce Springsteen releases the disc Devils & Dust.

On this day in 2011 Phoebe Snow dies at the age of 60.

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