On This Day in Music for August 25

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds & given a 1 yr suspended license for speeding

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1967 The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970 Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1973 Butch Trucks, drummer of the Allman Brothers, breaks a leg in a car crash
  • 1979 "Madwoman of Central Park West" closes at 22 Steps NYC after 86 performances
  • 1980 Gower Champion's musical "42nd Street" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Madonna sings in Rotterdam

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 1991 "Getting Married" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • 2001 Singer Aaliyah and 8 others killed in an air crash in the Bahamas

Music awardsMusic Awards

2013 30th MTV Video Music Awards: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars win

Singer Bruno Mars
Singer
Bruno Mars
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Birthdays in Music

  • 1718 Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer
  • 1758 Franz Teyber, composer
  • 1880 Robert E Stolz, Austrian composer/conductor (...smaller guard)
  • 1887 Olav Fartein Valen, composer
  • 1891 Alberto Savinio, [Andrea de Chirico], Italian writer/composer
  • 1891 Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer
  • 1891 Samuel Gardner, composer
  • 1897 Jaroslav Ridky, composer
  • 1900 Mary Bruce, dance Teacher
  • 1902 Stefan Wolpe, composer (Zeus & Elidco), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1905 Undine Smith Moore, composer
  • 1909 Arwel Hughes, composer
  • 1910 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street), born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (d. 1993)
  • 1911 Jacopo Napoli, composer
  • 1914 Alexei Haieff, Blagovestchensk Siberia, composer (Princess Zondilda)
  • 1918 Leonard Bernstein, Lawrence MA, conductor/composer (West Side Story)
  • 1918 Richard Greene, Plymouth England, composer/actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood)
  • 1922 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer/song writer/programmer
  • 1928 Karl Korte, American composer, born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1933 Wayne Shorter, American jazz musician (Weather Report), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940 Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone (Francois d'Assisif), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1942 Walter Williams, US, rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl)
  • 1949 Gene Simmons, [Chaim Witz], Haifa Israel, rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
  • 1949 Fariborz Lachini, Canadian-Iranian composer
  • 1950 Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist/guitarist (Mink Deville), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Charles Fambrough, American jazz musician
  • 1951 Rob Halford, English heavy metal singer-songwriter (Judas Priest - Got Another Thing), born in Sutton Coldfield, England
  • 1952 Geoff Downes, English keyboardist (Buggles, Yes, Asia)
  • 1954 Elvis Costello, [Declan Patrick McManus], Lon, rock vocalist (Allison)
  • 1954 Martin Jourard, keyboardist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • 1956 Matt Aitken, rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
  • 1958 Saskia van Orly, Dutch singer (Tambourine)
  • 1961 Billy Ray Cyrus, country singer (Achy Breaky Heart), born in Flatwoods, Kentucky
  • 1962 Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker
  • 1962 Vivian Campbell, heavy metal rocker (White Snake-Here I Go Again)
  • 1965 Mia Zapata, American singer (The Gits) (d. 1993)
  • 1966 Derek Sherinian, American keyboardist
  • 1967 Jeff Tweedy, American singer (Wilco)
  • 1968 Rafet El Roman, Turkish singer and composer
  • 1968 Stuart Murdoch, Scottish musician (Belle & Sebastian)
  • 1968 Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer and composer
  • 1968 Spider One, American musician (Powerman 5000)
  • 1970 Claudia Schiffer, Rheinbach Germany, supermodel (Elle, Rolling Stone)
  • 1970 Jo Dee Messina, American country music singer
  • 1971 Thalia Sodi, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1983 James Righton, English musician (Klaxons)
  • 1987 Liu Yifei, Chinese actress and singer
  • 1988 Raymond Quinn, English singer
  • 1992 Miyabi Natsuyaki, Japanese singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1870 German composer Richard Wagner (57) weds Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima Liszt (32) at a Protestant church in Lucerne, Switzerland

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner

HeartWedding of Interest

1928 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (61) weds dancer and writer Olga Ivanovna

HeartWedding of Interest

1941 Jazz musician Billie Holiday (26) weds trombonist Jimmy Monroe

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Deaths in Music

  • 1742 Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas, composer, dies at 38
  • 1773 Franz Nikolaus Novotny, composer, dies at 29
  • 1774 Nicolo Jommelli, composer, dies at 59
  • 1791 Pietro Domenico Paradisi, composer, dies
  • 1842 Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer, dies at 80
  • 1930 Siegfried Wagner, composer, dies at 61
  • 1942 Panayot Pipkov, composer, dies at 70
  • 1971 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), dies of lung failure at 81
  • 1972 Juan Carlos Paz, composer, dies at 71
  • 1972 Robert Denzler, composer, dies at 80
  • 1975 Frans van Amelsvoort, choir conductor, dies at 75
  • 1979 Stan Kenton, jazz band leader (Music 55), dies at 67
  • 1980 Gower Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 60
  • 1989 Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80
  • 1992 Alma Graciela Haro Esmerelda, singer, dies of diabetes at 65
  • 1995 R B Hudmon, R&B/Soul Singer, dies at 41
  • 1996 Sylvia Fisher, opera Singer, dies at 86
  • 1999 Rob Fisher, English musician (b. 1956)
  • 2000 Jack Nitzsche, American record producer (b. 1937)
  • 2001 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, dies in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22
  • 2001 Philippe L√©otard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • 2008 Josef Tal, Israel composer (Israeli art music), dies at 97