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Today in Music History...November 26, 2017 (Now with more info)

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Music History: November 26th:


2016 The Kensington, Prince Edward Island, police department makes a Facebook post threatening drunk drivers with Nickelback. "On top of a hefty fine, a criminal charge and a year's driving suspension we will also provide you with a bonus gift of playing the office's copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail," it reads.
The constable who posted it later apologizes.

2011 English drummer Keef Hartley (of Rory Storm and The Hurricanes, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Keef Hartley Band) dies at age 67.

2011 Sugarland's lead vocalist, Jennifer Nettles, marries her boyfriend of two years, Justin Miller, at a chapel in the foothills of Tennessee's Smoky Mountains.

2010 Duffy releases her second album, Endlessly, in the UK. Unlike her breakthrough debut Rockferry, it gets little attention, with no hit singles.
2008 Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy album fails to achieve massive first-week sales numbers, and Axl Rose points the finger at Dr Pepper for not having honored its promise made back in March 2008, when the soda company had offered everybody in the US a free can of soda if Guns N' Roses released in 2008 the album which had been announced by Axl Rose for many years.

2008 Atlantic Records becomes the first major label whose digital sales have surpassed its CD sales. Downloads of music and ringtones now account for more than half of Atlantic's US sales.

2006 Tony "Panama" Silvester (of The Main Ingredient) dies after a six-year battle with cancer (multiple myeloma) at age 65.

2006 Raul Velasco, longtime host and producer of the Mexican variety show Siempre en Domingo (Always On Sunday), dies of complications of Hepatitis C at age 73.

2003 James Carter (of James Carter and the Prisoners) dies at age 77. His lead vocal on the prison work song "Po' Lazarus" earned him $20,000 when it was used in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? in 2000, over 40 years after it was recorded.

2002 After nearly 40 years, The Statler Brothers play their last concert ever at the Civic Center in Salem, Virginia.

2002 Actor and major Elvis fan Nicolas Cage divorces the King's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, after less than four months, citing "irreconcilable differences."

2001 Elton John appears on the show Ally McBeal in the "I Want Love" episode.

2001 At the Queen's Royal Command Performance in London, Elton John, Cher and Donny Osmond perform.

1999 98 Degrees melds music and commerce in a novel way when the teen act performs several of its songs and sells some exclusive band merchandise on the Home Shopping Network.

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.

1983 Quiet Riot's Metal Health hits #1 in America, becoming the first heavy metal album to reach the top spot. It's one of just six albums to top the chart in 1983, as Thriller (22 weeks) and Synchronicity (17 weeks) breathe most of the air.

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

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.

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 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.

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

1967 The new promotional video clip for the Beatles' new single, "Hello Goodbye," is aired on tonight's episode of CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show.

1966 Wilson Pickett's "Mustang Sally" enters the pop charts.

1966 The Temptations "I'm Losing You" enters the R&B charts.

1964 The Zombies record "Tell Her No."

1963 Adam Gaynor (rhythm guitarist for Matchbox Twenty) is born in Manhattan, New York.

1962 The Beatles record "Please Please Me," "Ask Me Why," and "Tip Of My Tongue."

1956 Tommy Dorsey, jazz trombonist and bandleader, dies at age 51 when he chokes in his sleep (he was too sedated from sleeping pills to wake up).

1955 Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" becomes the first rock and roll record to hit #1 in the UK, thanks to its inclusion in the movie Blackboard Jungle.

1955 Johnny Cash's "Cry! Cry! Cry!" enters the country charts.

1955 Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" hits #1 for the first of eight weeks.

1954 On tour, Elvis Presley sends a telegram to his parents: "Hi babies, here's the money to pay the bills, don't tell no one how much I sent I will send more next week. There is a card in the mail. Love Elvis."

1950 #1 Billboard Pop Hit: "The Thing" by Phil Harris.

1948 Gayle McCormick (lead singer for Smith) is born in St. Louis, Missouri. Smith was known for the 1969 hit cover of the Shirelles' "Baby It's You."

1946 Bert Ruiter (bass guitarist for Focus) is born in Amsterdam.

1945 John McVie (bass guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers) is born in Ealing, London, England.

1944 Alan Henderson (bass guitarist for Them) is born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1944 R&B singer Jean Terrell is born Velma Jean Terrell in Belzoni, Mississippi. In 1970, she will replace Diana Ross as lead singer of The Supremes.

1940 Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra record "Orchids in the Moonlight."

1940 Folk guitarist Davey Graham is born in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England.

1939 Doo-wop singer Dave White (of Danny and the Juniors) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Co-wrote the group's "At the Hop" and Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me."

1939 Tina Turner is born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee.

1938 Ray Brown (of The Four Freshmen) is born.

1936 Frank Sinatra is arrested by Hackensack, New Jersey, police on a breach of promise charge, meaning he didn't fulfill the promise of marriage after he "had a sexual relationship with a woman of good repute" named Antoinette Della Penta. The charges are dropped when it's revealed that the woman is already married. Antoinette goes after him on an adultery charge instead, but the complaint is dismissed in court.

1935 Actress and singer Marian Mercer is born in Akron, Ohio. Won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in Promises, Promises, a 1968 musical based on the classic Jack Lemmon/Shirley MacLaine film The Apartment.

1933 Singer and actor Robert Goulet is born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Known for '60s hits like "My Love, Forgive Me (Amore, Scusami)" and "Come Back To Me, My Love."

1924 Pop singer Michael Holliday is born Norman Alexander Milne in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Known for '50s and '60s hits like "The Story of My Life" and "Starry Eyed."

1917 Nesuhi Ertegun, producer/executive of Atlantic Records and WEA International, is born in Istanbul, Turkey.

1760 Composer Franz Joseph Haydn marries Maria Anna Keller.

Casablanca Premieres

1942Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premieres at the Hollywood Theatre in New York City. The World War II-era romance revives an old love song - "As Time Goes By" - and inspires the Al Stewart hit "Year of the Cat."

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2016 Joe Corré, the son of The Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren, sets fire to punk memorabilia from a boat on the River Thames to protest the mainstream appropriation of the genre

1999 Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes issues a challenge to her TLC bandmates, proposing that they each make solo albums, with the winner determined by sales totals.More

1994 Boyz II Men make it 14 weeks at #1 with "I'll Make Love To You," tying Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" for the longest-running #1 in Hot 100 history. The previous record was also held by Boyz II Men, with "End Of The Road" at #1 for 13 weeks.

1989 MTV's acoustic showcase Unplugged premieres with an episode featuring Squeeze. Jules Shear hosts the first season.More

1969 John Lennon works on a Beatles song for the last time when he mixes "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" at Abbey Road Studios. The song was used as the B-side of their "Let It Be" single.

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