On This Day in Music for November 26

Events in Music

  • 1921 Danish composer Rued Langgaard's "Music of the Spheres" (Sfærernes Musik) premieres at Konzerthaus in Karlsruhe, Germany; it is not performed in Denmark until 1969
  • 1945 Charlie "Bird" Parker leads recording session for the Savoy label marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever" with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis
  • 1962 The Beatles re-record "Please Please Me" at a faster tempo, based on producer George Martin's suggestion
  • 1966 Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn musical "Walking Happy", based on the 1916 novel "Hobson's Choice", opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 161 performances
  • 1968 Rock band Cream gives "final" concert at Royal Albert Hall, London, England - but re-unites briefly for a short tour in 2005
  • 1976 British punk rockers Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK"
  • 1976 East Germany strips singer-songwriter and poet Wolf Biermann of his citizenship while he tours West Germany
  • 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)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1962 American singer Anna Mae Bullock (aka Tina Turner) (23) weds American musician Ike Turner (31) on her birthday, in Tijuana, Mexico; divorce in 1978
  • 1981 Legendary American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (55) weds American "Sounder" actress Cicely Tyson (47) at the home of actor Bill Cosby; divorce in 1989
  • 2011 "Sugarland" singer Jennifer Nettles (37) weds entrepreneur Justin Miller at a chapel nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee

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