On This Day in Music for August 26

Events in Music

  • 1968 "Hey Jude" single released by the Beatles in US (Billboard Song of the Year 1968, Billboard 10th biggest song of all time 2013)
  • 1980 Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of American rock band Cheap Trick
  • 1992 "Anna Karenina" opens at Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 46 performances
  • 2005 US Postal Service christens a Los Angeles facility as "The Ray Charles Station"
  • 2006 David Gilmour performs with his band and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra before a crowd of 50,000 at Gdańsk Shipyard, Poland
  • 2018 Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred arrested in Saint-Tropez, France on a rape allegation
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Weddings in Music

  • 2006 British 2004 X-Factor winner Steve Brookstein (37) weds Scottish jazz musician Eileen Hunter at King's College Chapel in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 2012 "The Campaign" actress Kate Lang Johnson (28) weds musician Justin Miner at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes, California

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Musicians Who Died on Aug 26

  • 1683 Christoph Schultze, German composer, dies at 76
  • 1712 Sebastian Anton Scherer, German composer, dies at 80
  • 1813 Daniel Gottlob Turk, German composer, dies at 63
  • 1849 Jacques- Féréol Mazas, French composer, conductor and violinist, dies at 66
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