Events in Music on June 25

Music History

1821 Carl Maria von Weber's "Konzertstück in f, for Piano and Orchestra" premieres

Music Premiere

1910 Igor Stravinsky's ballet "The Firebird" for the Ballets Russes premieres at the Opéra de Paris, Paris

#1 in the Charts

1938 "A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1

  • 1950 Johnny Pramesa (Reds) and Hank Thompson (Giants) hit inside the park HRs
  • 1955 "Can Can" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 892 performances

Theatrical Finale

1960 Lorraine Hansberry's stage drama "A Raisin in the Sun", 1st Broadway play by a black woman, starring Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier, closes at the Belasco Theatre, NYC, after 530 performances

  • 1964 WMCA (NYC) plays Beatles' Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th
  • 1966 Beatles' "Paperback Writer" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

Music Premiere

1966 Dmitri Shostakovich's 13th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad

  • 1967 First global satellite television program: "Our World" broadcast features 19 acts representing 19 nations including The Beatles singing "All You Need Is Love"

Music Single

1971 Stevie Wonder releases single "Where I'm Coming From"

Music History

1975 Barry White's "Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe" is released

  • 1979 "Got Tu Go Disco" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1980 "Fearless Frank" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1983 "Evita" closes at Broadway Theater, NYC, after 1568 performances

Album Release

1984 Prince releases his "Purple Rain" album

Musical Finale

1988 Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice's musical "Chess" closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 68 performances

  • 1992 Stage musical "Les Miserables" opens at Vinohradské divadlo (Vinohrady Theatre), Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)

Glastonbury Festival

1993 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Black Crowes, and The Kinks headline; other performers include Winton Marsalis, Robert Plant, Velvet Underground, Hothouse Flowers, Van Morrison, John Prine, Rolf Harris, Lenny Kravitz, and Barenaked Ladies

Album Release

1996 Jay-Z releases his debut studio album "Beyond Reasonable Doubt" with Roc-A-Fella Records and Priority Records

  • 1997 Jamaica issues warrant for singer Sade, who fails to report to court on charges of failure to obey a cop who signaled her to stop
  • 1999 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Skunk Anansie, Manic Street Preachers, and R.E.M headline; other performers include Al Green, Billy Bragg, Hole, Blondie, Lenny Kravitz, and Bare Naked Ladies

Glastonbury Festival

2004 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Oasis, Paul McCartney, and Muse headline; other performers include Wilco, The Black-Eyed Peas, James Brown, Damien Rice, Toots & The Maytals, and The Rutles

Glastonbury Festival

2014 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arcade Fire, and Metallica headline; other performers include The Black Keys; Lana Del Ray; Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, and Ed Sheeran

Music History

2020 American country music band "The Dixie Chicks" change their name to "The Chicks" to remove connotations of Confederate history, two weeks after band "Antebellum" changed their name to "Lady A"