Music History for

May 26


1893 - Composer Sir Eugene Goossens was born.

1937 - Lionel Hampton and his band recorded "Flying Home."

1965 - The Rolling Stones appeared on "Shindig!" along with Jackie De Shannon, Sonny and Cher and Jimmy Rodgers.
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1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono began their 2nd "Bed-In For Peace" in Montreal.
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1973 - Deep Purple's single "Smoke On The Water" was released.

1974 - In London, 1,000 people needed medical treatment and a 14 year old girl died when a crowd lost control at a David Cassidy concert.

1987 - Jill Jones' self-titled debut album was released.

1988 - Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" opened in Moscow with a British and American cast.

1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic. They were divorced in January of 1996.
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1995 - Flavor Flav (Public Enemy) was sentenced to three months in jail for firing a gun at a neighbor in his New York apartment.

1998 - The Coca-Cola jingle by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was aired.

1999 - The Manic Street Preachers refused to play a concert because Queen Elizabeth II was present. The group had vowed to never perform for the monarchy because they considered it an outdated institution.

1999 - It was announced that the Backstreet Boys album "Millennium" had sold 1.13 million units in its first week of release.