On This Day

On This Day in Music for August 25

Events in Music

  • 1970 Elton John's 1st US appearance (Troubador - West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California)
  • 1973 Butch Trucks, drummer of the Allman Brothers, breaks a leg in a car crash
  • 1975 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's landmark third album "Born To Run"
  • 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
  • 1986 Warner Bros. releases Paul Simon's seventh solo album "Graceland", a blend of pop, African, zydeco, and rock music; wins Grammy for album of the year, 1987 and sells over 16 million copies
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Weddings in Music

  • 1870 German composer Richard Wagner (57) weds Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima Liszt (32) at a Protestant church in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 1928 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (61) weds dancer and writer Olga Ivanovna
  • 1941 Jazz musician Billie Holiday (26) weds trombonist Jimmy Monroe; divorced 1947

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Musicians Who Died on Aug 25

  • 1742 José António Carlos de Seixas, Portuguese composer, dies at 38
  • 1773 Franz Nikolaus Novotny, Austrian composer, dies at 29
  • 1774 Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • 1791 Pietro Domenico Paradisi, composer, dies
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