EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 26 IN MUSIC HISTORY
On this day November 26 in 1936 – New Jersey police arrested Frank Sinatra on the premise of not fulfilling the promise of marriage. However, he was released soon after.
1954 – With her rendition of ‘The Ole House’, Rosemary Clooney ft. Buddy Cole & His Orchestra topped the UK Singles chart.
1958 – Johnny Cash debuted on the US Billboard Country chart with his single ‘Cry! Cry! Cry!’. His next seven singles reached Top 10 on the chart with two of them hitting number one.
1962 – The Beatles recorded ‘Please Please Me’ and ‘Ask Me Why’ on this day November 26 in music history. Both songs featured on their debut studio album.
1968 – At the Royal Albert Hall in London, rock supergroup Cream played their farewell concert. The band did not reunite until four decades later in 2005.
1973 – English bassist and songwriter John Rostill died from barbiturate poisoning on this day November 26, aged 31. Best known remembered for his work with the instrumental rock group The Shadows.
1976 – Punk rock pioneers The Sex Pistols released their debut single ‘Anarchy In The UK’. The song peaked at No.38 in the UK and it went on to achieve cult status in the punk music scene.
1977 – With their greatest hits compilation ‘The Sound of Bread, Their 20 Finest Songs’, soft rock band Bread topped the UK Albums chart on this day November 26.
1983 – Quiet Riot‘s third studio LP ‘Metal Health’ became the first heavy metal album to top the US Billboard 200 chart.
1991 – Michael Jackson released his eight studio album ‘Dangerous’ on this day November 26 in music history. The album debuted at No.1 in fourteen countries and it sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
1994 – With their second live album ‘Hell Freezes Over’, rock band the Eagles hit number one in the US for the first of two weeks straight.
1994 – British music group Baby D reached number one on the UK Singles chart with ‘Let Me Be Your Fantasy’ on this day November 26 for the first of two weeks straight.
2000 – The Beatles topped the US Billboard 200 chart on this day with their greatest hits compilation album ‘Beatles 1′.
2005 – Controversial R&B singer Chris Brown started a five-week run at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on this day November 26.
2005 – With her tenth studio album ‘Confessions on a Dancefloor’, Madonna started a two-week stint at No.1 in the UK.
2005 – Country music singer and songwriter Kenny Chesney topped the US Albums chart on this day November 26 with his tenth studio LP ‘The Road and the Radio’.
2011 – With his first Christmas-themed and seventh overall studio album ‘Christmas’, Michael Bublé hit No.1 in the UK.
2011 – American rapper Mac Miller topped the US Billboard 200 chart with his debut studio album ‘Blue Slide Park’ on this day November 26 in music history.
2015 – With ‘Sorry’, Justin Bieber scored his second chart-topping single in the UK. He previously topped the Singles chart with ‘What Do You Mean’.
2015 – Boy band One Direction went to number one on the UK Albums chart with their fifth and last studio LP ‘Made In the A.M.’ on this day November 26.
2016 – Hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd featuring rapper Gucci Mane hit No.1 on the US Singles chart with ‘Black Beatles’ for the first of six consecutive weeks.
2016 – The number one album in the United States on this day November 26 was ‘The House Is Not for Sale’ by the hard rock band Bon Jovi.
2020 – Hard rock band AC/DC scored their third number one album in the UK with ‘Power Up’. The album was a worldwide hit and it peaked at No.1 in 20 other countries as well.
BORN ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 26 IN MUSIC HISTORY
1924 – British traditional pop music singer Norman Alexander Milne also known professionally as Michael Holliday was born in Liverpool, England on this day November 26 in music history. Best known for his chart-topping singles ‘Starry Eyed’ and ‘The Story of My Life’.
1937 – Hungarian-American bassist Bob Babbitt was born today in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He came to prominence as a member of the studio band The Funk Brothers.
1939 – Singer and actress Tina Turner nicknamed the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ was born Anna Mae Bullock on this day November 26 in Nutbush, Tennessee. She rose to fame as one half of the husband-and-wife musical duo Ike & Tina Turner before establishing herself as solo artist.
1939 – British jazz saxophonist and orthopedic surgeon Arthur “Art” Themen was born on this day in Manchester, England.
1939 – Singer-songwriter David White was born on this day November 26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Best known as a co-founder of the groups Danny & the Juniors and The Spokesmen.
1940 – British folk guitarist and songwriter David “Davey” Graham was born in Market Bosworth, England.
1944 – R&B and jazz music singer Jean Terrell was born in Chicago, Illinois on this day November 26 in music history Best known as the lead singer of The Supremes.
1945 – Bass guitarist John McVie was born in West London, England. Best known for his work with the rock band Fleetwood Mac whose name is derived from his surname combined with that of Mick Fleetwood.
1946 – English singer-songwriter and guitar player Martin Lee was born on this day November 26 in London. Best known for his work with the band Brotherhood of Man.
1948 – American singer Gayle McCormick was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the rock band Smith.
1963 – American musician Adam Gaynor was born on this day November 26 in Manhattan, New York. Best known as the rhythm guitarist of the rock band Matchbox Twenty.
1967 – Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer John Stirratt was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Best known for his work with the bands The Autumn Defense and Wilco.
1975 – DJ, producer, and record executive Khaled Mohammed Khaled also known as DJ Khaled was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on this day November 26 in music history.
1984 – American musician Ben Wysocki was born on this day in Colorado. He rose to fame as the drummer of the rock band The Fray.Share