Almanac: November 26, 2017

Birthdays
  • 1917 - Nesuhi Ertegun (producer, executive at Atlantic) (d. 1989)
  • 1924 - Michael Holliday (d. 1963)
  • 1933 - Robert Goulet (d. 2007)
  • 1939 - Tina Turner (78)
  • 1944 - Jean Terrell (Supremes) (73)
  • 1944 - Alan Henderson (Them) (73)
  • 1945 - John McVie (Fleetwood Mac) (72)
  • 1946 - Bert Ruiter (Focus) (71)
  • 1948 - John Rossall (Glitter Band) (69)
  • 1949 - Martin Lee (Brotherhood of Man) (68)
  • 1962 - Linda Davis (55)
  • 1964 - Adam Gaynor (Matchbox 20) (53)
  • 1965 - Bernard Allison (52)
  • 1967 - John Stirratt (Wilco) (50)
  • 1970 - Ronald Jones (Flaming Lips) (47)
  • 1974 - Jamie Jones (All 4 One) (43)
  • 1975 - DJ Khaled (born Khaled bin Abdul Khaled) (42)
  • 1976 - Joe Nichols (41)
  • 1981 - Natasha Beddingfield (36)
  • 1984 - Benjamin Wysocki (Fray) (33)
  • 1984 - Mike Gossin (Gloriana) (33)
  • 1985 - Lil' Fizz (born Dreux Frederic) (B2K) (32)
  • 1990 - Rita Ora (27)
Deaths
  • 1956 - Tommy Dorsey - Choking (51)
  • 1973 - John Rostill (Shadows) - Electrocuted by guitar due to faulty grounding (31)
  • 2003 - Soulja Slim (born James Tapp, Jr.) - Murdered (25)
  • 2003 - James Carter (amateur singer whose 1959 recording of O Lazarus opened O Brother Where Art Thou) (77)
On This Day
  • 1968 - Cream played their final concert at Royal Albert Hall in London. 
  • 1969 - John Lennon had his last session with the Beatles mixing the song You Know My Name (Look Up My Number).
  • 1973 - The New York Dolls made their U.K. debut in London.
  • 1976 - Kevin Godley and Lol Creme left 10cc to become a duo.
  • 1979 - Bob Dylan has a bad show in Tempe, AZ when he plays mostly gospel music and gets booed by the crowd. Dylan berated the audience and refused to play an encore.
  • 1988 - Pink Floyd became the first rock band to be played in space when the cosmonauts of Soyuz 7 took a cassette of their album The Delicate Sound of Thunder.
  • 2002 - The Statler Brothers played their final show in Salem, VA.
  • 2008 - Manic Street Preachers' guitarist Richey Edwards was declared dead after missing for 14 years. 
  • 2010 - Willie Nelson was arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas for possession of marijuana. 
  • 2016 - A trove of punk memorabilia was burned in London to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the Sex Pistols' debut single. 
Marriages
  • 1960 - Hawkshaw Hawkins and Jean Shepard
  • 1962 - Tina and Ike Turner
  • 1982 - Miles Davis and Cicely Tyson
  • 2005 - Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman
  • 2011 - Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland) and Justin Miller
Recorded
  • 1962 - Please Please Me, Ask Me Why - Beatles
Released
  • 1934 - Tumblin' Tumbleweeds - Sons of the Pioneers 
  • 1976 - Anarchy in the U.K. - Sex Pistols (single)
  • 2002 - Does This Look Infected? - Blink-182
Broadcasts
  • 1967 - Ed Sullivan Show (CBS) - Beatles (video for Hello Goodbye)
  • 1975 - Supersonic (U.K.) - Slade, Gary Glitter, Leo Sayer, Troggs
  • 2005 - CMT Crossroads - Kenny Rogers and Lionel Richie
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1949 - Mule Train - Frankie Laine (6 weeks)
  • 1955 - Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford (7 weeks)
  • 2005 - Run It! - Chris Brown (5 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1983 - Metal Health - Quiet Riot (1 week)
  • 1994 - Hell Freezes Over - Eagles (2 weeks)
  • 2005 - The Road and the Radio - Kenny Chesney (1 week)
  • 2011 - Blue Slide Park - Mac Miller (1 week)
  • 2016 - This House is Not For Sale - Bon Jovi (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1966 - You Keep Me Hanging On - Supremes (4 weeks)
  • 1988 - Thanks For My Child - Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley (1 week)
  • 2016 - Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane (6 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1966 - Somebody Like Me - Eddy Arnold (4 weeks)
  • 1983 - Holding Her and Loving You - Earl Thomas Conley (1 week)
  • 1994 - If I Could Make a Living - Clay Walker (1 week)
  • 2011 - Sparks Fly - Taylor Swift (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1977 - How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees (6 weeks)
  • 1988 - Kissing a Fool - George Michael (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1954 - This Ole House - Rosemary Clooney (1 week)
  • 1994 - Let Me Be Your Fantasy - Baby D (2 weeks)
  • 2015 - Sorry - Justin Bieber (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
  • 1977 - The Sound of Bread - Bread (2 weeks)
  • 2005 - Confessions on a Dancefloor - Madonna (2 weeks)
  • 2011 - Christmas - Michael Buble (1 week)
  • 2015 - Made in the A.M. - One Direction (1 week)

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