On This Day in Music for October 25

Events in Music

  • 1885 Johannes Brahms conducts the premiere of his 4th Symphony in e, Op. 98, in Meiningen, Germany
  • 1938 American Archbishop of Dubuque (Iowa), 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 Vernon Duke and John Latouche's musical "Cabin In The Sky" opens at the Martin Beck Theatre, NYC; runs for 156 performances
  • 1947 Manning Sherwin and Harold Purcell's musical "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater, NYC, after 27 performances
  • 1953 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 10th Symphony
  • 1963 The Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Karlstad, Sweden, performing twice at a secondary school auditorium
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Weddings in Music

  • 1996 American pop singer-dancer Paula Abdul (33) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman (30) at Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel; divorce in 1998
  • 2015 American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz (38) weds girlfriend Christina Carano at Pole Green Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia

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