Events in Music on May 25

  • 1878 Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "HMS Pinafore" premieres in London
  • 1887 Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die
  • 1957 "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1962 Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout"
  • 1963 "Hot Spot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 43 performances
  • 1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"
  • 1968 Unicorn by The Irish Rovers hits #7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1977 "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released

Film release premierFilm Release

1977 Original "Star Wars" movie (Episode IV – A New Hope), directed by George Lucas and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford first released

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Actor Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Actress Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
  • 1980 "Musical Chairs" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • 1983 "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars part VI), produced by George Lucas first released

Music releaseMusic Recording

1989 Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1991 "People Are Still Having Sex" by LaTour hits #35

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2000 53rd Cannes Film Festival: "Dancer in the Dark" directed by Lars von Trier and starring Björk (Best Actress) wins the Palme d'Or

Singer Björk
  • 2002 47th Eurovision Song Contest: Marie N for Latvia wins singing "I Wanna" in Tallinn

Music awardsMusic Awards

2011 46th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Brad Paisley win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift