On This Day, October 25 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 25 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day October 25 in 1965 – The Rolling Stones performed ‘Time is on My Side’ and ‘Around and Around’ on the Ed Sullivan Show.

1969 – The Archies hit number one on the UK Singles chart for the first of eight consecutive weeks with ‘Sugar Sugar’.

1975 – With his rendition of the 1934 song ‘I Only Have Eyes for You’Art Garfunkel went to number one in the UK on this day October 25 in music history.

1975 – While Art was topping charts, Paul Simon released his fourth solo studio album ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’. The album peaked at No.1 in America and it features a duet with Garfunkel titled ‘My Little Town’.

1975 – Jim Reeves started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK Albums chart with his compilation album ’40 Golden Greats’ on this day October 25.

1980 – With the Barry and Robin Gibb penned song ‘Woman in Love’Barbra Streisand hit No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for the first of three consecutive weeks. The song was a big worldwide hit and it also reached No.1 in eighteen other countries, including the UK, Canada, and Australia. She also took the top spot on the Billboard 200 on this day with ‘Guilty’.

1985 – English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gary Holton died on this day October 25, aged 33 of an overdose. Best remembered as the frontman of the glam rock band Heavy Metal Kids.

1986 – Cyndi Lauper started a two-week run at number one on the US Singles chart with ‘True Colors’ on this day October 25.

1986 – With their third studio album ‘Slippery When Wet’Bon Jovi topped the US Billboard 200. The album reached No.1 in six other countries and it features the hit singles ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’ and ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’.

1992 – American singer-songwriter Roger Miller died on this day October 25 at the age of 56 from cancer. Best remembered for the chart-topping singles ‘England Swings’, ‘King of the Road’, and ‘Dang Me’.

1996 – The first edition of the Ozzfest music festival organized by Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon kicked off on this day with a show in Phoenix, Arizona.

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1997 – The number one album in the US on this day October 25 in music history was Janet Jackson‘s sixth studio LP ‘The Velvet Rope’.

1997 – Girl group Spice Girls scored their fifth consecutive domestic chart-topping single when ‘Spice Up Your Life’ reached No.1 in the UK.

Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life

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2003 
– American rapper Ludacris topped the US Billboard 200 chart with his third studio album ‘Chicken-n-Beer’ on this day October 25.

2003 – With ‘Hole in the Head’, girl group Sugababes went to number one on the UK Singles chart. Also a chart-topper in Denmark and Scotland.

2008 – Britney Spears scored her first number one single in the United States with ‘Womanizer’ on this day October 25. The song was a hit worldwide peaking in the Top 10 in over twenty countries, including nine No.1.

2008 – With their third studio album ‘Perfect Symmetry’, rock band Keane went to number one in the United Kingdom.

2010 – Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released her third studio album ‘Speak Now’ through Big Machine Records on this day October 25. The album went on to top the national charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the US.

2014 – Country music singer Jason Aldean went to number one in the US with his sixth studio album ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’.

2014 – Scottish bassist, singer, songwriter, and composer Jack Bruce died on this day October 25 in music history, aged 71. Best remembered as a member of the first rock supergroup Cream.

2014 – The number one album in the United Kingdom on this day October 25 was Ella Henderson‘s debut studio LP ‘Chapter One’.

2018 – English singer Jess Glynne scored her second consecutive number one album in the UK with ‘Always in Between’.

BORN ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 25 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1924 – Rock and roll pioneer and drummer Earl Palmer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on this day October 25 in music history.

1926 – American jazz saxophonist, big band leader, arranger, and composer James “Jimmy” Heath also known as Little Bird was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He’s the brother of musicians Percy and Albert Heath.

1941 – Australian singer and actress Helen Reddy was born on this day October 25 in Melbourne, Victoria. Best known for the chart-topping singles ‘I Am Woman’, ‘Angie Baby’, and ‘Delta Dawn’.

1944 – American songwriter and singer Mary Catherine “Taffy” Nivert-Danoff. She rose to fame as a member of the Starland Vocal Band.

1944 – Co-founder and frontman of the progressive rock band YesJohn Anderson was born on this day October 25 in Accrington, England.

1947 – English guitarist and songwriter Glenn Tipton was born on this day in Blackheath. Best known for his work with the heavy metal and Judas Priest.

1950 – Founding member and frontman of the rock band SmokieChris Norman was born on this day October 25 in Redcar, England.

1951 – American guitarist, songwriter, and singer Richard Lloyd was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He came to prominence as a member of the rock band Television.

1955 – German musician and songwriter Matthias Jabs was born on this day October 25 in Hannover, West Germany. Best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Scorpions.

1959 – Co-founder and frontwoman of the rock band DivinylsChristine “Chrissy” Amphlett was born in Geelong, Australia.

1961 – American drummer Chad Smith was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on this day October 25 in music history. Best known as a member of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers.

1963 – Founding member and bassist of the rock band EuropeJohn Gunnar Level was born on this day in Stockholm, Sweden.

1968 – Rapper and co-founder of the hip hop group Arrested DevelopmentTodd Thomas also known as Speech was born on this day October 25 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1970 – Co-founder and frontman of the rock band Barenaked LadiesEdward “Ed” Robertson was born in Toronto, Canada.

1971 – American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Neil Fallon was born on this day October 25 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Best known as the lead singer of the bands Clutch and The Company Bands.

19781 – American rapper and singer Jerome Jones also known by his stage names Romeo and Young Rome was born in Los Angeles, California.

1984 – American singer Katheryn Hudson better known professionally Katy Perry was born in Santa Barbara, California on this day October 25 in music history.

1985 – American R&B singer, songwriter, and dancer Ciara Princess Wilson was born today in Fort Hood, Texas.

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