Music History for

August 26


1939 - The radio program, "Arch Oboler's Plays," presented the NBC Symphony for the first time.

1964 - The Kinks "You Really Got Me" was released in the U.S.

1968 - The first Beatles single on their own Apple Records was released in the U.S. The single was "Hey Jude" b/w "Revolution."
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1967 - Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" was released as the opening track on the U.S. release of "Are You Experienced."
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1970 - An official opening party was held at Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studio in New York City.

1976 - Aerosmith was featured on the cover of "Rolling Stone."

1978 - The first Canada Jam Festival in Ontario took place.

1980 - Tom Petersson quit Cheap Trick due to the "personal and musical differences." He was replaced by Pete Comita. Peterson returned to the group in 1988.

1983 - The film "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" premiered in the United States. The movie starred David Bowie.

1985 - Sheila E's "Romance 1600" album was released.

1987 - Sonny Bono announced that he was running for mayor of Palm Springs, CA. He won the election.

1997 - Coolio's "My Soul" was released.

1997 - Boyzone began a tour of Southeast Asia in Gangalore, India. It was a first-time tour launch for the region by an international act.

1997 - Creed released their debut album "My Own Prison."

2001 - Madonna filmed live footage at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI. The show was released as "Drowned World Tour 2001" on November 13, 2001.

2016 - The live album "Kiss Rocks Vega" was released on DVD/Blu-ray.