On This Day in Music for October 26

Events in Music

  • 1919 B C Hilliam's musical "Buddies" premieres in NYC
  • 1919 Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, his last notable work, premieres at Queen's Hall, London
  • 1927 Duke Ellington sings "Creole Love Song"
  • 1930 Dmitri Shostakovich's ballet "Zolotoy Vyek" premieres in Leningrad
  • 1962 The Beatles record "Ask Me Why"
  • 1965 Queen Elizabeth decorates The Beatles with medals making them members Order of the British Empire (MBE) at Buckingham Palace
  • 1973 Wings release single "Helen Wheels"
  • 1986 "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1969 American outlaw country singer-songwriter Waylon Jennings (32) weds American singer Jessi Colter (26) in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2002 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (22) weds singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (28) at Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas

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Musicians Who Died on Oct 26

  • 1607 Philipp Nicolai, German Lutheran pastor, poet, composer and hymnodist, dies at 52
  • 1678 John Jenkins, English composer, dies at about 86
  • 1706 Andreas Werkmeister, German organist and composer, dies at 60
  • 1733 Antonio Veracini, Italian violinist and Baroque composer, dies at 74
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