The Beatles kicked off their 1963 first tour of Sweden by playing two shows a Nya Aulan, in Sundstavagen, Karlstad, Sweden. The local pop reviewer was not impressed, saying The Beatles should be grateful to their screaming fans for drowning out the group’s terrible performance, adding that The Beatles “were of no musical importance whatsoever and that their local support group, The Phantoms, decidedly outshone them.”
The Rolling Stones appeared for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show from New York, performing “Around And Around” and “Time Is On My Side”. A Riot broke out in the studio, prompting Sullivan’s infamous quote, “I promise you they’ll never be back on our show again.” The Rolling Stones went on to make a further five appearance on Sullivan’s show between 1965 and 1969.
In 1969, the song “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies was No.1 on the U.S. singles music chart. It stayed at the top for eight weeks, and was also No.1 on the U.K. The music single sold over six million copies worldwide. The Archies were a rock group based on comic book characters.
Barbara Streisand scored her fourth U.S. No.1 album in 1980 with “Guilty”. The album is her twenty-second studio album and was released by Columbia Records. The album was produced by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and his group’s regular production team of Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson. On this same day, Barbara Streisand was No.1 on the U.K. singles music chart with another song written by the Bee Gees “Woman In Love”. This was Barbara’s only U.K. No.1.
Country music group Alabama became the first country group to go triple-platinum in 1984, with the music albums “Feels So Right” and “Mountain Music”. Each of these albums shipped three million copies. The albums “Roll On” and “The Closer You Get” also go double-platinum.
Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the U.S. album music chart in 1986 with “Slippery When Wet”. The album featured two U.S. No.1 singles, “You Give Love A Bad Name” and “Livin’ On A Prayer”. The album went on to sell over 8 million copies worldwide.
Tim McGraw’s “Everywhere” travels to No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Track music chart in 1997. The song is written by Mike Reid and Craig Wiseman and was a big hit in Canada as well. The song “Everywhere” peaked at No.2 on the RPM Country Track charts in Canada. As big as the song is though, it was left off on Tim McGraw’s “Greatest Hits” album.
Toby Keith has two singles go Gold in 2005. The singles “American Soldier” and “As Good As I Once Was”. “American Soldier” was co-written by Toby Keith and Chuck Cannon. It was produced by Toby Keith and Chuck Cannon. The song was released as the second single form his music album “Shock’n Y’all. “As Good As I Once Was” was written by Toby Keith and Scotty Emerick and produced by Keith and James Stroud. “As Good As I Once Was” is the second single from Toby Keith’s album “Honkytonk University”.
American country music artist Craig Morgan joins the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. As his entry, he performs “Rose Colored Glasses” and “International Harvest”. Craig is a veteran of the United States Army and a singer/songwriter who released his self-titled album in 2000. That same night, Kristy Lee Cook makes her Opry debut. Kristy Lee Cook is an American country singer and was the seventh place finalist on the seventh season of American Idol.
Big Machine releases Taylor Swift’s music album “Speak Now” in 2010. This is the third studio album by the American singer and songwriter. Production of the album took place from 2009 to 2010 and included several recording studios. All songs on the music album were written by Taylor Swift and is a follow-up to Taylor’s 2008 music album “Fearless”
And now it is time to say Happy Birthday to the people that brought us great music or had a hand in creating the music we all love. Those born today, October 25th are:
Helen Reddy – born in 1954, Helen is an Australian singer, actress and activist. In the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States where she placed 15 music singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Helen had the 1975 U.S. No.1 and U.K. No.5 music single “Angie Baby”, a song that was originally turned down by Cher.
Taffy Danoff – born in 1944, Taffy received her nickname from her older brother who could not pronounce her middle name Catherine. He called her “Mary Tafferine”. Taffy made a name for herself with the band Starland Vocal Band. In 1976, Starland Vocal Band had the No.1 U.S and U.K. No.18 single “Afternoon Delight”.
Mark Miller – born in 1958, Mark begins his singing career after winning the American television show “Star Search” in 1984. Mark later becomes the lead singer for the group Sawyer Brown. This band claims the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year in 1997.
Chely Wright – born in 1970, Chely won the Academy of Country’s Music Top New Female award in 1995 and earned a No.1 spot on the Country music charts with her 1999 single “Single White Female.” In 2010, she became the genre’s first openly gay artist.
Katy Perry – born in 1984, Katy Perry is an American singer-songwriter and actress. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson in 2001. Katy scored the 2008 music single “I Kissed A Girl” which was a worldwide hit topping the charts in over 20 countries. Her 2013 single “Roar” gave the singer her eighth non-consecutive U.S. No.1 hit.
Ciara Princess Harris – born in 1985, Ciara is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, model and actress and dancer. She had the 2004 U.S. No.1 single “Goodies” and the 2006 U.S. No.1 album “Ciara: The Evolution”.