August 26 – Marian Anderson, Hey Jude

1925

Privately trained (‘We don’t take colored’ she was told at an all-white music school), world-class contralto Marian Anderson debuts with the New York Philharmonic orchestra.

On January 7, 1955, she becomes the first African-American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera.

 ~ Classical music 
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1968
 NAAAANAANAANANANANAAAA 

The Beatles release Hey Jude, the first song released on the new Apple Records imprint. (*)

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