On This Day

November 26, 1945 in Music History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Music

Film Release

"Brief Encounter", based on Noël Coward's one-act play "Still Life", directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard is released

Music Recording

Charlie "Bird" Parker leads recording session for the Savoy label marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever" with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis


Birthdays in Music

  • Ethan Russell, American photographer and author (photographed covers for the Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who), born in Mt. Kisco, New York
  • Jim Mullen, Scottish session and touring jazz-rock-funk guitarist (Pete Brown & Piblokto!; Average White Band; Terry Callier), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • John McVie, British rock bassist (John Mayall's Blues Breakers; Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, Tusk), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England
1945 in Music