On This Day in Music for October 25

Events in Music


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1875 The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist.

  • 1885 John Brahms' 4th Symphony in E premieres
  • 1938 The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".
  • 1940 Duke, Latouche & Felter's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1947 "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 performances
  • 1953 Dmitri Sjostakovitch completes his 10th Symphony
  • 1963 Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden
  • 1964 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan for the 1st time
  • 1965 Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud"

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1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience play their first UK gig as a private showcase at The Scotch of St. James in London

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

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1968 Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1974 Wings release "Junior's Farm"

Music release#1 in the Charts

1980 Barbra Streisand's "Guilty" album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1990 "Les Miserables" opens again at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
  • 1992 "Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 421 performances

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1992 "Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1995 "Victor/Victoria" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 738 performances

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1995 Singer Cliff Richard receives his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, - 1st rock star to be knighted

Singer Cliff Richard
Singer
Cliff Richard
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Music releaseAlbum Release

2010 "Speak Now" 3rd studio album by Taylor Swift is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2011)

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Birthdays in Music

  • 1576 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, baptised in Elstead (d. 1623)
  • 1709 Georg Gebel, German composer, born in Brzeg, Silesia (d. 1753)
  • 1716 Petronio Maria Pio Sgabazzi, composer
  • 1721 Pierre Talon, French composer and cellist, born in Reims (d. 1785)
  • 1772 Corneille Vander Planken, composer
  • 1815 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, Italian violinist and composer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1894)
  • 1815 Philipp Fahrbach the Elder, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1885)
  • 1825 Johann Baptist Strauss Jr., Austrian composer (Waltz King), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1899)

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1838 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), born in Paris (d. 1875)

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 1864 Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1956)
  • 1866 Georg Alfred Schumann, German composer, born in Königstein, Saxony, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1869 August Otto Halm, composer
  • 1879 Jean Rogister, Belgian virtuoso violist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 1879 Mayhew Lester Lake, American composer, born in Southville, Massachusetts (d. 1955)
  • 1887 Willem Andriessen, Dutch composer and pianist (Beethoven), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • 1902 Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • 1924 Earl Palmer, American rock and roll drummer (Wrecking Crew), born in New Orleans (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Galina Vishnevskaya, Leningrad, USSR, soprano opera singer, (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Zdenek Pololanik, composer
  • 1941 Helen Reddy, Australian rock vocalist (I Am Woman), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1943 Roy Lynes, England, rock organist (Status Quo)
  • 1944 Jon Anderson, English rock singer for Yes
  • 1944 Kathy "Taffy" Danoff, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1946 Peter Lieberson, composer
  • 1947 Glenn Tipton, rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
  • 1949 Walter Hyatt, Musician
  • 1951 Ransom Wilson, Tuscaloosa Alabama, flutist (Soliste NY)
  • 1951 Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television)
  • 1955 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist
  • 1956 Matthias Jabs, rock guitarist (Scorpions-Wind of Change)
  • 1957 Robbie Macintosh, rock guitarist/vocalist (Pretenders)
  • 1964 Nicholas Bernard Thorp, English musician (Curiosity Killed the Cat), born in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
  • 1964 Nicole [Hohloch], German singer, won 1982 Eurovision Song Contest, born in Saarbrücken
  • 1970 Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies)
  • 1971 Midori [Gotō], Japanese-born American violinist, born in Osaka
  • 1971 Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1975 Eirik Glambek Bøe, Norwegian musician
  • 1981 Jerome Isaac Jones, American singer
  • 1981 Austin Winkler, American lead vocalist (Hinder)
  • 1982 Eman Lam, Hong Kong singer
  • 1984 Danny .S., English record producer
  • 1984 Sara Helena Lumholdt, Swedish musician (A-Teens)

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1984 Katy Perry [Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson], American pop singer (I Kissed A Girl, Waking Up In Vegas), born in Santa Barbara, California

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
  • 1985 Ciara Harris, American singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1996 Singer-dancer Paula Abdul (33) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman (30) at Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • 2015 Singer Jason Mraz (38) weds girlfriend Christina Carano at Pole Green Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia

Deaths in Music

  • 1878 Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer, composer, dies at 89
  • 1895 Charles Halle, British pianist, dies
  • 1904 Teresa Milanollo, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • 1907 Edmund Hart Turpin, composer, dies at 72
  • 1926 Frederick Jr Zech, composer, dies at 68
  • 1952 Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer, dies at 75
  • 1960 José Padilla, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge), dies at 71
  • 1963 Abu-Bakr Khairat, composer, dies at 53
  • 1968 Rudolf Forster, Austrian actor (Threepenny Opera), dies at 83
  • 1983 Hermann Ambrosius, composer, dies at 86
  • 1984 Pascale Ogier, actress (Ghost Dance), dies of heart attack at 24
  • 1985 Morton Downey, singer (Star of the Family), dies at 83
  • 1991 Bill Graham, rock concert promoter (Filmore, Dylan), dies at 60

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1992 Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road), dies at 56

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller

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2002 Richard Harris, Irish actor (A Man Called Horse, This Sporting Life) and singer (MacArthur Park) dies of Hodgkin's disease at 72

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • 2010 Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican reggae musician, dies of lung cancer at 59