Events in Music on February 25

  • 1901 George Cohan’s musical “Governor’s Son” premieres in NYC
  • 1904 J M Synge’s “Riders to the Sea” opens at Irish National Theater Society
  • 1911 Victor Herbert’s opera “Natoma” premieres in Philadelphia
  • 1951 “Michael Todd’s Peep Show” closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 perf
  • 1953 “Wonderful Town” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 Buddy Holly & Crickets record “That’ll Be the Day”

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
  • 1960 John Cage’s “Music for Amplified Toy Pianos” premieres
  • 1963 Beatles release their 1st single in US “Please Please Me”
  • 1969 Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album
  • 1971 “Oh! Calcutta!” opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 1,316 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1972 Paul McCartney releases “Give Ireland back to the Irish” single

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1973 Steven Sondheim’s musical “Little Night Music” premieres at Shubert Theatre in NYC (601 performances)

Music awardsMusic Awards

1981 23rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • 1986 28th Grammy Awards: We Are the World, Sade, Phil Collins wins
  • 1990 On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long
  • 1992 34th Grammy Awards: Unforgetable, Marc Cohn wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

1992 Muddy Waters wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • 1993 “Fool Moon” opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances
  • 1996 “Father” closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • 1998 40th Grammy Awards: “Sunny Came Home” best song, Paula Cole best new artist