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 Premiere

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

  • 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

Music History

1961 Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona

  • 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 album cover of "Yesterday & Today", it is later pulled from circulation and replaced with a different photo
  • 1967 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1

Music History

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

Music History

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

  • 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 Recording

1974 Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"

Music Awards

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

Music Single

1975 Linda Ronstadt releases cover of the Everly Brothers' 1960 song "When Will I Be Loved" as a single; climbs to No. 2 in the charts

  • 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

Academy 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" second studio album by The Notorious B.I.G. is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1997)

Album Release

2003 Capitol/Nashville Records releases "Rules of Travel", the tenth studio album by singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash; produced by husband John Leventhal, it includes a duet with her father Johnny Cash

Music History

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

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