Friday, May 26, 2017

26 MAY

In Music History

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2016Gucci Mane gets out of jail after serving three years on gun charges. He goes home and records vocals for "1st Day Out tha Feds," which is released the next day.
2012Ian Astbury, frontman of The Cult, marries the musician Aimee Nash in Las Vegas.
2008Yale University awards Paul McCartneyan honorary Doctorate of Music.
2006Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and her husband, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, have their first child: a son named Kingston James McGregor.
2004Days after touching down in the Democratic Republic of Congo in order to film a documentary on the war-torn country, Sum 41 are forced to evacuate from their hotel in Bukavu after serious fighting erupts. They are rescued by UN peacekeeper Chuck Pelletier. Sum 41 would go on to name their third studio album Chuck in honor of Pelletier.
2004Fantasia Barrino wins Season 3 of American Idol.
1999British punk band Manic Street Preachersrefuse to play a concert to mark the opening of Wales' parliament because Queen Elizabeth II is present.
1997Bob Dylan's summer tour is canceled after he is hospitalized with chest pains.
1993Singapore lifts its decades-old ban on the music of The BeatlesBob DylanCreedence Clearwater Revival, and Chicago.
1984Deniece Williams' "Let's Hear It For The Boy," from the movie Footloose, hits #1 in America.
1982Bobby Darin, who died in 1973, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1977R&B singer William Powell (of The O'Jays) dies of cancer at age 35.
1977Beatlemania!, a Broadway tribute to the music of The Beatles, starring sound- and look-alikes, opens at the Winter Garden Theater to rave reviews.
1975Lauryn Hill is born in East Orange, New Jersey.
1973The Edgar Winter Group's "Frankenstein" hits #1.
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Michael Jackson Marries Elvis' Daughter

Michael Jackson marries Lisa Marie Presley, the child of Elvis, in a secret ceremony held in the Dominican Republic. The couple divorce 20 months later, citing irreconcilable differences.

The news of Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley's marriage is the latest in a long line of shocking headlines surrounding the King of Pop. While embroiled in his first sexual abuse scandal that erupted the previous summer, regarding 13-year-old Jordan Chandler, Jackson turned to Lisa Marie for support. Having met occasionally as kids, the two reconnected as adults and became fast friends. Believing wholeheartedly in his innocence, she sticks close to his side and a romance blossoms. She is still legally married to first husband, musician Danny Keough, when Jackson proposes to her over the phone in the fall of 1993. The wedding is a quickie, no frills civil ceremony that is sealed with a kiss on the cheek – a precursor to the awkward lip-lock they share onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards a few months later.

The tabloids aren't buying the nuptials, claiming the whole marriage is a publicity ploy to clean-up Jackson's tarnished image and promote his forthcoming HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I album. Indeed Lisa Marie, who begrudgingly appears topless alongside her husband in the video for "You Are Not Alone," feels like a cog in the Jackson machine. She files for divorce in 1996.

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