Events in Music on October 26

  • 1919 B C Hilliam's musical "Buddies" premieres in NYC

Music Premiere

1919 Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, his last notable work, premieres at Queen's Hall, London

Music History

1927 Duke Ellington sings "Creole Love Song"

Music History

1930 Dmitri Shostakovich's ballet "Zolotoy Vyek" premieres in Leningrad

  • 1962 The Beatles record "Ask Me Why"
  • 1965 Queen Elizabeth decorates The Beatles with medals making them members Order of the British Empire (MBE) at Buckingham Palace

Music History

1972 Ringo Starr and singer Lulu appear in non-speaking cameos on "Monty Python's Flying Circus" program

  • 1973 Wings release single "Helen Wheels"
  • 1986 "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 2002 Moscow Theatre Siege ends: Approximately 50 Chechen rebels and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the rebels during a musical performance three days before

Music History

2017 National Party of New Zealand found guilty of breaching the copyright of rapper Eminem's publisher and ordered to pay $413,000 for use of the song “Eminem Esque”

Music History

2018 Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor announces she has converted to Islam