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Year 1926 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 2 Melody Maker, British popular music magazine, publishes 1st issue
  • Feb 2 3 men dance Charleston for 22 hours

Musicians Married in 1926

  • Jan 4 American songwriter Irving Berlin (37) weds heiress and writer Ellin Mackay (23) in a simple civil ceremony
  • Mar 13 American folk and singer Maybelle Addington (17) weds music manager Ezra Carter (27)

Musicians Who Died in 1926

  • Jan 8 Emile Paladilhe, composer, dies at 81
  • Jan 15 Enrico Toselli, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 42
  • Jan 23 Joseph Carl Breil, American composer (Les amours de la reine Élisabeth), dies at 55
  • Feb 5 André Gedalge, French composer (le Petit Savoyard, Phoebé) and Mayor of Chessy, Seine-et-Marne, dies at 69
  • Feb 26 Peter Lange-Muller, Danish composer and pianist, dies at 75

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