Events in Music on November 26

  • 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

Film Release

1943 MGM releases last of 9 Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movies - "Girl Crazy", a film adaptation of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's stage musical

Film Release

1945 "Brief Encounter", based on Noël Coward's one-act play "Still Life", directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard is released

Music Recording

1945 Charlie "Bird" Parker leads recording session for the Savoy label marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever" with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis

Musical Finale

1955 Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend", featuring the Broadway debut of Julie Andrews, closes at Royale Theater, NYC, after 483 performances

Music History

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

Music Single

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

Music Single

1976 Ringo Starr releases single "Hey Baby"

Billboard Music Awards

1990 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win

Music Single

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)