On This Day

Events in Music on November 26

Music releaseMusic 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

Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Charlie
Jazz Saxophonist and Composer
Charlie "Bird" Parker
Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis

Film release premierFilm 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

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
Actor Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
  • 1955 "Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 483 performances
  • 1962 The Beatles re-record "Please Please Me" at a faster tempo
  • 1966 "Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
  • 1969 Cream's final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
  • 1976 German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship

Music releaseMusic Single

1976 Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK"

Rocker Steve Jones
Steve Jones

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Music releaseMusic 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)

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys