On This Day in Music for July 25

Events in Music

  • 1933 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington
  • 1936 Jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker marries his childhood sweetheart Rebecca Ruffin
  • 1964 Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1, stays #1 for 14 weeks
  • 1964 Meredith Wilson's musical "Here's Love", based on thefil "Miracle on 34th Street". closes at Shubert Theater, NYC. after 338 performances
  • 1965 Bob Dylan is booed by sections of the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival for performing with an electric guitar, beginning of folk-rock
  • 1966 Brian Jones' final performance as a Rolling Stone
  • 1969 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival (across 3 days); performers included: Bo Diddley, Flying Burrito Brothers, Ten Years After, Guess Who, Santana, Tim Buckley, Byrds, Ike & Tina Turner Revue, Chicago Transit Authority, Chuck Berry, Led Zeppelin, and The Doors
  • 1970 Burt Bacharach and Hal David's song "(They Long to Be) Close to You" as sung by the Carpenters reaches #1
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Musicians Born on Jul 25

  • 1579 Valerius Otto, German composer, born in Leipzig (d. after 1612)
  • 1654 Agostino Steffani, Italian-German diplomat and composer, born in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy (d. 1728)
  • 1657 Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, German composer, born in Esens, Germany (d. 1714)
  • 1772 Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1840)
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Musicians Who Died on Jul 25

  • 1675 Nicolas Saboly, French composer and poet, dies at 61
  • 1759 Johann Christoph Altnikol, German organist, bass singer, composer, and J.S. Bach's son-in-law and copyist, dies at 39
  • 1814 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, dies at 69
  • 1866 Aloys Schmitt, German pianist, composer and music theorist (Preparatory Exercises, Op. 16) dies at 77
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