On This Day

Events in Music on October 25

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1577 Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1875 The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von B├╝low as soloist

  • 1885 Johannes Brahms' 4th Symphony in E premieres
  • 1938 The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".
  • 1940 Duke, Latouche & Felter's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1947 "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 performances

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1953 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 10th Symphony

  • 1963 Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden

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1964 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan for the 1st time

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1965 Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud"

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1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience play their first UK gig as a private showcase at The Scotch of St. James in London

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

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1968 Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby

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

Music release#1 in the Charts

1980 Barbra Streisand's "Guilty" album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1990 "Les Miserables" opens again at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
  • 1992 "Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 421 performances
  • 1992 "Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • 1995 "Victor/Victoria" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 738 performances

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1995 Singer Cliff Richard receives his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, - 1st rock star to be knighted

Singer Cliff Richard
Singer
Cliff Richard
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Music releaseAlbum Release

2010 "Speak Now" 3rd studio album by Taylor Swift is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2011)

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift