November 26 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
November 26

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."

1959 : Connie Francis plays the "Cinderella Queen" in today's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

1968 : Cream play their last concert at London's Royal Albert Hall to a fanatic crowd of over 10,000 who chant "God save the Cream" as the group leaves the stage.

1969 : "The Band" album is certified gold.

1976 : Lol Creme and Kevin Godley quit 10cc, leaving it a duo, and perform as Godley & Creme.

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.

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.

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

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

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 U.S. sales.

2008 : Guns N' Roses' album "Chinese Democracy" 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 U.S. a free can of soda if Guns N' Roses released in 2008 the album which had been announced by Axl Rose for many years.

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