Today In Oldies Music History: November 26--
Births1917: Nesuhi Ertegun
1925: Michael Holliday
1933: Robert Goulet
1935: Marian Mercer
1938: Ray Brown (The Four Freshmen)
1938: Tina Turner
1944: Alan Henderson (Them)
1944: Jean Terrell (The Supremes)
1945: John McVie (Fleetwood Mac)
1946: Burt Ruiter (Focus)
1948: John Rossall (The Glitter Band)
1949: Gayle McCormick (Smith)
1949: Martin Lee (Brotherhood Of Man)
Deaths1956: Tommy Dorsey
1973: John Rostill (The Shadows)
2000: Frank Smith (The Monotones)
2003: James Carter
2006: Tony Sylvester (The Main Ingredient)
Events1954: Elvis Presley, on tour, 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."
1955: Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" becomes the first rock and roll record to hit #1 in the UK.
1959: Connie Francis plays the "Cinderella Queen" in today's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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.
1969: John Lennon spends the afternoon in the Abbey Road studios, mixing the Beatles songs "What's The New Mary Jane" and "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" for release as two sides of a Plastic Ono Band single. When this falls through, "Number" gets released as the b-side to the Beatles' "Let It Be" single, making this the last time John Lennon was in the studio working on a Beatles song.
1973: The New York Dolls make their live debut, fittingly enough, at Biba's Rainbow Room in London, a club situated on the top floor of a trendy fashion store.
1976: Lol Creme and Kevin Godley quit the group 10CC, leaving it a duo.
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.
1980: The movie Rockshow, a documentary of Paul McCartney's 1976 "Wings Over America" tour, premieres in New York.
1982: Miles Davis enters into his third marriage, this time with actress Cicely Tyson in New York City. Best man: Bill Cosby.
1991: ABC-TV airs the musical special The Gladys Knight Holiday Family Reunion, also starring Dionne Warwick, Melba Moore, and the Winans.
2001: Elton John is the guest star on tonight's "I Want Love" episode of Fox-TV's Ally McBeal.
2001: At the Queen's Royal Command Performance in London, Elton John, Cher and Donny Osmond perform for Queen Elizabeth II.
2002: Actor and major Elvis fan Nicholas Cage divorces Lisa Marie Presley after less than four months, citing "irreconcilable differences."
2002: After nearly forty years, the Statler Brothers play their last concert ever at the Civic Center in Salem, VA.
Recording1940: Xavier Cugat, "Orchids In The Moonlight"
1962: The Beatles: "Please Please Me," "Ask Me Why"
1964: The Zombies, "Tell Her No"
Charts1955: Johnny Cash's "Cry! Cry! Cry!" enters the country charts
1955: Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" hits #1
1966: Wilson Pickett's "Mustang Sally" enters the pop charts
1966: The Temptations "I'm Losing You" enters the R&B charts
1974: Elton John's LP Greatest Hits hits #1