April 26 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
April 26

1913 : 13 year old Mary Phagan is found murdered in the basement of a pencil factory at Atlanta, Georgia. Her death inspires the song "Little Mary Phagan".

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

1977 : The most famous club of the Disco era, Studio 54 opens for business at 254 West 54th Street in New York City. Over the next 3 years, celebrity guests would include Cher, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Brooke Shields and Liza Minnelli.

1982 : Rod Stewart is mugged on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard.

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".

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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