On This Day

Events in Music on August 25

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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

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1967 The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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1970 Elton John's 1st US appearance (Troubador - West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California)

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • 1973 Butch Trucks, drummer of the Allman Brothers, breaks a leg in a car crash

Music releaseAlbum Release

1975 Bruce Springsteen's landmark third album "Born To Run" released

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
  • 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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1987 Madonna sings in Rotterdam

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • 1991 "Getting Married" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 70 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1998 "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" debut album by Lauryn Hill is released (5 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Billboard Album of the Year 1998)

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
  • 2001 Singer Aaliyah and 8 others killed in an air crash in the Bahamas

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

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

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