Events in Music on January 25

  • 1817 Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" premieres in Rome
  • 1835 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani" premieres in Paris

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1858 Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" first played, at wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 1895 New Haven Symphony Orchestra of Connecticut performs its first concert
  • 1902 Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1908 John Blockx's opera "Baldie" premieres in Antwerp
  • 1915 Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera "Madame Sans GĂȘne" premieres in NYC
  • 1964 The Beatles get their first US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)

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1980 Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music awardsMusic Awards

1982 9th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers

Music awardsMusic Awards

1988 15th American Music Awards: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

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1988 George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Music awardsMusic Awards

1993 20th American Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • 1994 Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court
  • 1994 "Bump n' Grind " single released by R Kelly (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)
  • 1998 Musical "Grease" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
  • 1998 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" closes at St James Theater NYC

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1998 Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged

Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham