APRIL 26: The Daily Flashback

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1941: In Chicago, an organ was played at a baseball stadium for the first time.
1964: The African nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania.
1977: Studio 54 opened in New York City.
1978: “The Last Waltz,” director Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed documentary of The Band’s star-studded final concert, opened in theaters.
1984: “Sarge Blotto’s Rockin’ Roll Call” column debuted in Metroland. The lead item was about the closing of The Chateau.
1999: Sinead O’Connor was ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church.

BIRTHDAYS
1886: Ma Rainey
1921: Jimmy Giuffre
1938: Duane Eddy
1942: Bobby Rydell
1943: Gary Wright
1944: Giorgio Moroder
1950: L. Shankar
1958: Giancarlo Esposito
1960: Roger Taylor
1961: Chris Mars
1970: T-Boz

DEATHS
1984: Count Basie
2011: Phoebe Snow
2013: George Jones

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3 Comments
  1. Michael Eck says

    Rockin’ Roll Call!!!

    I also happened to lose my job when the Chateau closed—and, no, I don’t mind not having to clean up your puke anymore (that means all of you).

  2. Richard Brody says

    No year for that memorable date Mr. Eck?

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