On This Day

Events in Music on February 25

  • 1901 George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son" premieres in NYC
  • 1904 J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish National Theater Society
  • 1911 Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma" premieres in Philadelphia
  • 1951 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 performances
  • 1953 "Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1960 John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos" premieres
  • 1963 Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me"
  • 1969 Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album

Oh! Calcutta! - The Bare FactsOh! Calcutta! - The Bare Facts

1971 "Oh! Calcutta!" moves to Belasco Theater in NYC for 1,316 performances
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A brief cover-up by the cast of
A brief cover-up by the cast of "Oh! Calcutta!"

Music releaseMusic Single

1972 Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1973 Steven Sondheim's musical "Little Night Music" premieres at Shubert Theatre in NYC (601 performances)

Music awardsGrammy Awards

1981 23rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel
  • 1986 28th Grammy Awards: We Are the World, Sade, Phil Collins wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Bruce Springsteen's "Tunnel of Love" Tour begins in Worcester, Massachusetts

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • 1990 On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long
  • 1992 34th Grammy Awards: Unforgetable, Marc Cohn wins

Music awardsGrammy Awards

1992 Muddy Waters wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • 1993 "Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances
  • 1996 "Father" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • 1998 40th Grammy Awards: "Sunny Came Home" best song, Paula Cole best new artist

Music awardsMusic Awards

2015 BRIT Awards: Best Single "Uptown Funk", Best Album "X" by Ed Sheeran

Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran
Singer-Songwriter
Ed Sheeran