Music History for
January 25


1851 - Composer Jan Blockx was born.

1858 - Mendelssohn’s "Wedding March" was presented for the first time, as the daughter of Queen Victoria married the Crown Prince of Prussia.

1886 - Composer Wilhelm Furtwängler was born.

1913 - Composer Witold Lutoslavski was born.

1940 - Mary Martin recorded "My Heart Belongs to Daddy."

1958 - Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" became the first single to ever enter the U.K. pop chart at Number One.

1963 - Cilla Black debuted as a vocalist at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1969 - Creedence Clearwater Revival released the single "Proud Mary."

1970 - Australia's first rock festival began. The Ourimbah Rock Festival ended the next day.

1980 - Paul McCartney was released from a Tokyo jail where he had been imprisoned for nine days after trying to carry a half pound of marijuana through customs at the Tokyo airport.

1984 - Yoko One donated $375,000 to Liverpool's Strawberry Fields retirement home.

1987 - Neil Diamond sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXI.

1990 - Paul McCartney (Beatles) was profiled on CBS-TV's "48 Hours".
Today in Beatles History

1990 - Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers) appeared on NBC-TV's "Cheers."

2002 - "Les Miserables" played for the 6,138th time to become the second-longest running show in Broadway history. "Cats" closed in 2000 with the record of 7,485 shows.

2010 - KISS rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.