26 November

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1997 The day after his album Sevens is released, Garth Brooks lands 12 of the 14 songs from the album on the Country singles chart. The previous record for most charting singles from an album was held by Brooks' Fresh Horses with eight tracks.

1991 ABC airs the special The Gladys Knight Holiday Family Reunion, also starring Dionne Warwick, Melba Moore, and The Winans.

1991 Michael Jackson releases Dangerous, his eighth studio album.

1985 Rapper Lil' Fizz (of B2K) is born Dreux Pierre Frédéric in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1981 Miles Davis marries the actress Cicely Tyson, with Bill Cosby serving as best man. It's the third marriage for Davis; the couple divorce in 1988.

1981 Natasha Bedingfield is born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England.

1980 The movie Rockshow, a documentary of Paul McCartney's 1976 "Wings Over America" tour, premieres in New York.

1979 In London, Bill Haley, on what would be his last tour of the UK, plays for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Command Performance.

1976 The Sex Pistols release their debut single, "Anarchy in the U.K.," a blast of subversive punk rock that influences waves of British musicians.

1976 Lol Creme and Kevin Godley quit 10cc, leaving it a duo, and perform as Godley & Creme.

1973 John Rostill (bassist for The Shadows), age 31, dies when he is electrocuted by his improperly grounded guitar equipment.

1971 Yes release Fragile, their fourth album and first with keyboard player Rick Wakeman. It includes some of their most enduring songs, including "Long Distance Runaround" and "Roundabout."

1969 The Band's eponymous second album is certified Gold.

1967 The Beatles can't appear in person on the Ed Sullivan Show, but are there in celluloid when their promotional film (an early music video) for "Hello Goodbye" runs on the program.

1964 The Zombies record "Tell Her No."

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