Events in Music on August 25

Music History

1963 Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds & given a 1 yr suspended license for speeding

Music History

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

Music History

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

Album Release

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

Music Premiere

1980 Revival of Harry Warren, Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer's musical "42nd Street", directed and choreographed by Gower Champion, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 3486 performances and 2 Tony Awrd wins

  • 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

Music Concert

1987 Madonna sings in Rotterdam

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

Album Release

1997 Welsh rock band Stereophonics release their debut studio album "Word Gets Around"

Album 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)

  • 2001 Singer Aaliyah and 8 others killed in an air crash in the Bahamas

Music Premiere

2021 Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus' musical "Mamma Mia!", featuring the songs of ABBA, re-opens at the Novello Theatre in London's West End, after Covid-19 interruption stopped performances in March of 2020