On This Day

Events in Music on May 26

Music Concert

1946 Darius Milhaud's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague

  • 1955 "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances
  • 1962 "All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • 1964 "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

1967 EMI rush releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in London and select markets in the UK, prior to nation-wide release; it would go to number one for 15 weeks in the US and 22 weeks in the UK

Music History

1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their 2nd bed-in for peace at Hotel La Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • 1973 Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970" album (the blue one) goes #1
  • 1973 "Funky Worm" by Ohio Players hits #15
  • 1973 "Super Fly Meets Shaft" by John & Ernest hits #31
  • 1973 British composer Michael Tippett's 3rd Piano Sonata premieres
  • 1974 During a David Cassidy concert at London's White City, a 14-year old is trampled, and dies four days later

Music Single

1975 "Rhinestone Cowboy" single released by Glen Campbell (Billboard Song of the Year, 1975)

Music History

1979 "Dancin' Fool" by Frank Zappa hits #45

  • 1996 "Midsummer Night's Dream" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 66 performances

Album Release

2002 Eminem releases his 4th studio album “The Eminem Show” (2002 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award Best Rap Album 2003)

  • 2012 57th Eurovision Song Contest: Loreen for Sweden wins singing "Euphoria" in Baku

Music Concert

2022 Premiere of "ABBA Voyage", a virtual concert with computer generated images of the Swedish pop band and live musicians at the specially built 3,000 seat Abba Arena in London, England; all four members, as well as the king and queen of Sweden attend