On This Day

Events in Music in 1925

  • Jan 7 Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC
  • Jan 14 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck" premieres in Berlin
  • Feb 8 Kaufman & Berlin's musical "cocoanuts" premieres in New York City
  • Feb 28 "Tea For Two" by Marion Harris hits #1

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Apr 21 Noël Coward's "Fallen Angels" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • Apr 23 1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged

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Oct 2 Josephine Baker first performs in Paris in La Revue Nègre at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist Josephine Baker
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist
Josephine Baker
  • Oct 15 Willem Landre's opera "Beatrice" premieres in The Hague

Music releaseMusic Recording

Nov 11 Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five begin their first recording session

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Nov 28 Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville, Tennessee
  • Dec 7 Noël Coward's "Easy Virtue" premieres in NYC

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 28 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes" premieres in New York City

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin