Events in Music on July 25

Radio Premiere

1933 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington

Music History

1936 Jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker marries his childhood sweetheart Rebecca Ruffin

Music History

1946 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team at 500 Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey

  • 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

Music History

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

Music Single

1966 The Supremes release single "You Can't Hurry Love"

Music History

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

#1 in the Charts

1970 Burt Bacharach and Hal David's song "(They Long to Be) Close to You" as sung by the Carpenters reaches #1

Music Concert

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

Music Single

1975 RCA releases David Bowie single "Fame", with cameo appearance by John Lennon

Music History

1978 John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image

  • 1980 Atlantic Records/ and Albert Productions release "Back in Black", the seventh studio album by AC/DC; their first featuring lead singer Brian Johnson is a worldwide smash, selling over 50 million copies,
  • 1990 "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
  • 1997 Canadian rocker Rick Danko (The Band) gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling