Events in Music on August 26

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1846 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "Elijah" premieres at the Birmingham Festival in England

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn

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1967 Beatles, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1968 "Hey Jude" single released by the Beatles (Billboard Song of the Year 1968, Billboard 10th biggest song of all time 2013)
  • 1980 Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick
  • 1992 "Anna Karenina" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 2018 Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred arrested in Saint-Tropez, France on a rape allegation