The Beatles couldn't get this one played in England!?!? -- Pink Floyd actually (really) goes to outer space! -- A Happy Mac birthday, too...

Back cover photo Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records)

11/26/1967 (51 years ago today) - They didn't get away with everything back home: The Beatles promotional film {okay, "video clip"} for "Hello Goodbye" was aired on this date here in the U.S. on "The Ed Sullivan Show" -- It was never shown at the time in the U.K. due to the British Musicians Union ban on miming!

11/26/1988 (30 years ago today) - Why aren't they just called "astronauts"?: Russian cosmonauts aboard the Soyuz 7 took with them on their journey a cassette copy (minus the plastic box, for weight reasons) of the latest Pink Floyd release "Delicate Sound Of Thunder", and played it in orbit, thus making Floyd the first rock band to be played in space! Both guitarist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason had attended the launch of the spacecraft, like they could help out or something...

11/26/1945 - Happy Birthday to one of the two remaining/original founding members of Fleetwood Mac (in fact, he is the actual Mac in the bands name!), bassist John McVie, 73 years old today. Too many great bass lines in the catalog to pick from, but we like this one alot:

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"Damn the dark/Damn the light...", xoxo!