On This Day in Music for July 25

Events in Music


Music concertMusic Concert

1933 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1964 "Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 338 performances
  • 1964 Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 14 weeks

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1965 Bob Dylan is booed by sections of the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival for performing with an electric guitar

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1966 Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone
  • 1966 Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
  • 1969 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
  • 1970 "(They Long to Be) Close to You" sung by the Carpenters reaches #1

Music concertMusic Concert

1973 George Harrison pays £1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

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1975 David Bowie releases "Fame"

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1978 John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image
  • 1985 Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed he had AIDS
  • 1990 "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
  • 1997 Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling

Birthdays in Music

  • 1579 Valerius Otto, German composer, born in Leipzig (d. after 1612)
  • 1654 Agostino Steffani, composer
  • 1657 Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer
  • 1772 Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer
  • 1780 Christian Theodor Weinlig, composer
  • 1786 Giacomo Cordella, composer
  • 1832 Simon Hassler, composer
  • 1855 Edward Solomon, composer
  • 1878 Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, born in Sobernheim, Rhineland-Palatinate (d.1963)
  • 1883 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1947)
  • 1893 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1895 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), born in Ermont, France (d. 1977)
  • 1897 Hermann Ambrosius, composer
  • 1903 Andre Fleury, composer
  • 1907 Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist (d. 1970)
  • 1908 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian musician (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Teodor Grigoriu, composer
  • 1927 Stanley Dancer, harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown)
  • 1930 Maureen Forrester, contralto (Ressurection Symphony), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1930 Annie Ross, British jazz singer
  • 1932 Gibson N Kente, composer
  • 1939 Richard Akre Trythall, composer
  • 1943 Jim McCarty, rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943 Roy Acuff Jr, American country musician
  • 1943 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1945 Donna Theodore, Broadway singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts)
  • 1948 Steve Goodman, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950 Mark Clarke, rocker (Uriah Heep)
  • 1951 Vanessa, [Conny Witteman], Dutch model/singer
  • 1951 Verdine White, US bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • 1954 Ken Greer [Kenneth William Greer], Canadian rock guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957 Roger Clinton, singer, President Clinton's half-brother
  • 1958 Henk Wanders, Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • 1958 Thurston Moore, US guitarist/songwriter (Sonic Youth)
  • 1965 Marty Brown, Owensboro Ky, country singer (Wildest Dreams)
  • 1966 Maureen Herman, American bassist
  • 1966 Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer
  • 1969 Trevor Peres, American metal guitarist (Obituary-The End Complete)
  • 1971 Roger Creager, American country music singer-songwriter
  • 1973 Dani Filth, British singer (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1980 Diam's, French rapper

Deaths in Music

  • 1675 Nicolas Saboly, French composer and poet, dies at 61
  • 1759 Johann C Altnikol, German organist/klavecinist/composer, dies at 39
  • 1814 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, dies at 69
  • 1857 Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer, dies at 54
  • 1866 Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies
  • 1911 Filippo Capocci, composer, dies at 71
  • 1922 Jarolslaw Zielinski, composer, dies at 75
  • 1952 Herbert Murrill, composer, dies at 43
  • 1955 Ilmari Hannikainen, composer, dies at 62
  • 1955 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, dies at 55
  • 1969 Douglas Stuart Moore, composer, dies at 75
  • 1971 Leroy Robertson, composer, dies at 74
  • 1980 Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
  • 1983 Jerome Moross, US composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
  • 1984 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter (Hound Dog, Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt), dies of heart and liver disorders at 57
  • 1992 Alfred Drake [Capurro], American singer and actor (Trading Places, Hamlet, Kiss Me Kate), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1994 John M Dengler, jazz Bass Sax/Trumpet/Trombone, dies at 67
  • 1995 Charlie Rich, country singer (Lonely Weekends), dies at 62
  • 1995 Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer, dies at 89
  • 1998 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Erik Brann, American musician (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1950)
  • 2005 Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)