On This Day in Music for April 25

Events in Music

  • 1792 "La Marseillaise", later the national anthem of France, is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in Strasbourg
  • 1896 Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire at Cripple Creek, Colorado
  • 1896 Sidney Jones & Harry Greenbacks musical "The Geisha" premieres at Daly's Theatre, London; runs for 760 performances
  • 1926 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan
  • 1961 "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • 1968 "Half a Sixpence" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 512 performances
  • 1970 "Park" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1985 Roger Miller's musical "Big River", based on Mark Twain's 1884 novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater, NYC; runs for 1005 performances, wins 3 Tony Awards
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Weddings in Music

  • 1973 Singer and actor Dean Martin marries third wife Catherine Hawn (divorced 1976)
  • 2009 TV personality Spencer Pratt (28) weds media personality and singer Heidi Montag (25) at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena
  • 2015 Heart's lead singer Ann Wilson (64) weds multi-generational community developer Dean Wetter in her manager's California backyard

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