On This Day

Events in Music on May 26

  • 1946 Darius Milhauds 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
  • 1967 EMI releases "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" a few days early in the UK; it would go to number one for 15 weeks in the US and 22 weeks in the UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their 2nd bed-in for peace (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1973 Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970" album goes #1
  • 1973 Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
  • 1973 Super Fly Meets Shaft by John & Ernest hits #31
  • 1973 Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata premieres

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 1979 Dancin' Fool by Frank Zappa hits #45
  • 1996 "Midsummer Night's Dream" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 66 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
  • 2004 39th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win
  • 2012 57th Eurovision Song Contest: Loreen for Sweden wins singing "Euphoria" in Baku