Happy Birthday Natalie Merchant!
Musicians Born On October 26
1911 Mahalia Jackson (New Orleans Gospel singer)
1940 Keith Hopwood (Herman's Hermits)
1952 David Was (Was (Not Was))
1953 Keith Strickland (B-52's)
1963 Natalie Merchant
Deaths On October 26
1966 Alma Cogan (Dreamboat)
Number 1 In The Charts On October 26
1974 Ken Boothe: 'Everything I Own' UK 45
1974 Warwicke and D. Spinners: 'Then Came You' US 45
1974 Barry White: 'Can't Get Enough' US LP
1985 George Benson: 'The Love Songs' UK LP
1985 Whitney Houston: 'Saving All My Love for You' US 45
1991 U2: 'The Fly' UK 45
1991 Erasure : Chorus : UK LP
1997 Aqua : Barbie Girl : UK single
Various Music Events On October 26
1956 Tommy Steele takes UK rock and roll into chart for the first time with 'Rock with the Cavemen'
1959 Bobby Rydell scores first his as 'We Got Love' enters US chart
1961 Dave Brubeck Five's 'Take Five' hits UK chart
1963 Bob Dylan plays Carnegie Hall in New York and writes a special poem for the programme notes, called 'My Life in a Stolen Moment'
1968 Beatles presented with their MBEs by the Queen at Buckingham Palace
1968 Simon and Garfunkel's 'The Graduate' hits UK LP chart
1971 Al Green goes gold with 'Tired of Being Alone'
1974 Queen's 'Killer Queen' hits UK chart
1975 Elton John plays the second and last of his triumphant concerts at LA Dodger Stadium, rounding off his latest US tour
1985 Simply Red's 'Picture Book' hits UK LP chart
1992 Pearl Jam sets a first week sales record by selling 950,000 copies of the "Vs." album.
1993 In San Juan, Puerto Rico, Catholic churches open their doors for the night and urge residents to tie black ribbons on trees to protest about Madonna's concert there.
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