Today In Rock: October 26

1951

Bootsy Collins was born.

1959

Duane Eddy hits #37 with "Some Kind-A Earthquake".

1959

The Fireballs hit #39 with "Torquay".

1965

The Beatles are awarded England's prestigious MBE (Members of the Order of the British Empire). John comments, "I thought you had to drive tanks and win wars to get the MBE."

1968

The Moody Blues hits #61 in the US with "Ride My See-Saw".

1968

Bob Wills is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1968

Steppenwolf hits #3 with "Magic Carpet Ride".

1969

Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley) was a hit.

1974

Art Garfunkel hits #34 with "Second Avenue."

1979

Foreigner hits #12 with "Dirty White Boy".

1991

Extreme hits #4 with "Hole Hearted".

1994

MTV premieres "The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over." The music special receives a 2.5 Nielsen rating and more than 2 million viewers tune in for this concert performance. This show marks the first time since 1980 that the band members Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt perform together.