On This Day in Music for November 26

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945 Charlie "Bird" Parker leads a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever"

Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Charlie
Jazz Saxophonist and Composer
Charlie "Bird" Parker
  • 1955 "Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 483 performances
  • 1962 Fab Four have their first recording session under name The Beatles
  • 1966 "Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
  • 1976 German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
  • 1976 Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK"

Music awardsMusic Awards

1990 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win

Music releaseMusic Single

2007 "Like You'll Never See Me Again" single released by Alicia Keys (NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Music Video, Outstanding Song 2008, Billboard Song of the Year 2008)

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-songwriter
Alicia Keys

Birthdays in Music

  • 1640 Carl Rosier, Dutch baroque composer, born in Liège (d. 1725)
  • 1653 Andreas Anton Schmelzer, composer
  • 1744 Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, composer
  • 1809 Mariano Obiols, composer
  • 1818 Louis Lacombe, composer
  • 1823 Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen, composer
  • 1865 Earl Ross Drake, composer
  • 1906 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and painist, born in Mogliano, Veneto (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Philipp Mohler, composer
  • 1912 Gunnar Johannes Sonstevold, composer
  • 1915 Earl Wild, composer/pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1916 Mareo Ishiketa, composer
  • 1920 Istvan Sarkozy, composer
  • 1925 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Mauro Bortolotti, composer
  • 1929 Lorraine Macleod, dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)
  • 1932 Alan Stout, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1933 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 1935 Marian Mercer, actress/singer (Dean Martin Show), born in Akron, Ohio

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1939 Tina Turner, [Anna Mae Bullock], American singer (Proud Mary), born in Nutbush, Tennessee

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • 1941 Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano
  • 1942 Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone
  • 1944 Alan Henderson, Belfast, rock bassist (Them)
  • 1944 Jean Terrell, Texas, rocker (Supremes)
  • 1945 John McVie, British rock bassist (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk)
  • 1946 Bert Bouquet, bassist (Earth & Fire, Focus)
  • 1949 Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer
  • 1963 Adam Gaynor, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)
  • 1974 Jamie Jones, singer (All 4 One)
  • 1978 Matthew Taylor, American bassist (Motion City Soundtrack)
  • 1980 Delilah Cotto, Puerto Rican actress, dancer and model
  • 1980 Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1981 Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
  • 1985 Lil' Fizz, American singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1962 Singer Tina Turner (23) weds Ike Turner (31) in Tijuana, Mexico

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner

HeartWedding of Interest

1981 Legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (55) weds "Sounder" actress Cicely Tyson (47) at the home of actor Bill Cosby

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 2011 "The Sugarland" singer Jennifer Nettles (37) weds entrepreneur Justin Miller at a chapel nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee

Deaths in Music

  • 1717 Daniel Purcell, British composer (b. 1664)
  • 1778 Jean-Noel Hamal, composer, dies at 68
  • 1809 Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac, composer, dies at 56
  • 1810 Nicolas Etienne Framery, composer, dies at 65
  • 1821 Friedrich Heine, composer, dies at 57
  • 1822 Johann Baptist Henneberg, composer, dies at 53
  • 1866 Adrien Francois Servais, composer, dies at 59
  • 1866 Carl Jonas Love Almquist, composer, dies at 72
  • 1880 Guilherme Antonio Cossoul, composer, dies at 52
  • 1925 Johannes Haarklou, composer, dies at 78
  • 1929 Michele Esposito, Italian composer who worked in Ireland, dies at 74
  • 1933 Edward Julius Biedermann, composer, dies at 84
  • 1956 Tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51
  • 1959 Albert Ketèlbey, British composer (In a Monastery Garden), dies at 84
  • 1961 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer, dies at 86
  • 1963 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian soprano, dies
  • 1966 Harold Burrage, US singer/pianist (Got to Find a Way), dies at 35
  • 1973 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), electrocuted at 31
  • 1982 Juhan Aavic, Estonian composer, dies at 98
  • 1986 Scatman Crothers, singer/actor (Shining, Chico & The Man), dies at 76
  • 1987 Emmanuel Bondeville, composer, dies at 89
  • 1994 Nimrod Workman, folksinger, dies at 99
  • 1995 David Briggs, record producer, dies at 51
  • 1996 May Moxon, dance producer, dies at 91
  • 1996 Joan Hammond, Australian opera singer, dies at 84
  • 1997 Francis Paudras, designer/jazz fan, dies at 62
  • 2002 Polo Montañez, Cuban singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2003 Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1978)