Events in Music on October 25

Music History

1577 Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns

Music Premiere

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

Music Premiere

1885 Johannes Brahms conducts the premiere of his 4th Symphony in e, Op. 98, in Meiningen, Germany

  • 1938 American Archbishop of Dubuque (Iowa), 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 Vernon Duke and John Latouche's musical "Cabin In The Sky" opens at the Martin Beck Theatre, NYC; runs for 156 performances
  • 1947 "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 performances

Music Release

1953 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 10th Symphony

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

TV Show Appearance

1964 1st appearance of The Rolling Stones on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

  • 1965 Rolling Stones release single "Get Off of My Cloud"

Music Concert

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

Music History

1968 Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby; she later suffers a miscarriage

#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

  • 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

Album Release

1994 Reprise Records releases "Turbulent Indigo", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 15th studio album; wins Grammy Award for Best Pop Album

  • 1995 "Victor/Victoria" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 738 performances


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

Album Release

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