On This Day

Events in Music on March 25

  • 1931 Hal Kemp & his orchestra record Whistles, with Skinnay Ennis
  • 1939 Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1946 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto", by Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd, at Carnegie Hall, New York City

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • 1951 5th Tony Awards: "Guys & Dolls" (musical) and "The Rose Tattoo" (play) win
  • 1961 "13 Daughters" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 1961 "Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1962 "Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 1966 Beatles pose for photographer Robert Whitaker with mutilated dolls and butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday & Today" album, it is later pulled
  • 1967 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" goes gold

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • 1972 "Selling of the President" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1972 America's LP "America" goes #1
  • 1972 17th Eurovision Song Contest: Vicky Leandros for Luxembourg wins singing "Apres toi" in Edinburgh

Music releaseMusic Recording

1974 Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music awardsMusic Awards

1974 9th Academy of Country Music Awards: Charlie Rich and Loretta Lynn win

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Linda Ronstadt releases cover of the Everly Brothers' song "When Will I Be Loved" as a single

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
  • 1976 "My Fair Lady" opens at St James Theater NYC for 384 performances
  • 1976 "Rex" opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya, Japan
  • 1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
  • 1990 "Lettice & Lovage" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 284 performances

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1991 63rd Academy Awards: "Dances with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win

  • 1993 "Candida" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1997 "Barrymore" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 240 performances
  • 1997 "Life After Death" 2nd studio album by The Notorious B.I.G. is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1997)

Music awardsMusic Awards

1999 13th Soul Train Music Awards: Luther Vandross, R. Kelly & Lauryn Hill win

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill
R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 British musician Zayn Malik announces he is leaving the band One Direction

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles
  • 2016 Zayn's [Zayn Malik] solo debut album "Mind of Mine" is released, 1st British male artist to debut at No. 1 in US