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Jul 25
1951

Train Kept A-Rollin' is recorded by The Tiny Bradshaw Band. The song will later migrate to the rock'n'roll community and will be covered by numerous bands including The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith. (1951)

Jul 25
1951

John L. Stevens [aka Uncle Bunt] dies aged 72, at his home in Moore County, Tennessee, USA. Uncle Bunt had won the title of World Champion Fiddler at a competition in Detroit in 1926, organised by automobile manufacturer Henry Ford, and went on to become a country music recording pioneer. (1951)

Jul 25
1951

Folk quartet The Weavers play the seventh night of a month-long residency at Cafe Society, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. The group includes Pete Seeger. (1951)

Jul 25
1955

While cycling along Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, Johnnie Ray is approached by a fan and asked for an autograph. 'He smilingly consented,' notes the local Beachcomber magazine, 'but demanded the reciprocal favor of a kiss. When his young admirer became visibly embarrassed, the singer agreeably withdrew the stipulation, much to many onlookers' amusement. Last seen, Johnnie was pedaling down the boulevard, while his blushing fan made off rapidly in the other direction holding tightly to her cherished autograph.' (1955)

Jul 25
1955

R'n'b vocalist and pianist Amos Milburn records My Happiness Depends On You at Capitol Records studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Aladdin Records. (1955)

Jul 25
1955

Eddie Calvert, aka The Man With The Golden Trumpet, plays at The Regal, St. Leonards, UK. (1955)

Jul 25
1956

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, one of the most successful partnerships in show business, perform live together for the last time at the Copacabana, New York City. (1956)

Jul 25
1957

The transatlantic liner Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Swedish vessel Stockholm in fog near Nantucket Island off the coast of Massachusetts. On board the Andrea Doria is songwriter Mike Stoller of the famed Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller songwriting and record production partnership. Rescued by a freighter, he is taken to New York City. (1957)

Jul 25
1959

Bill Doggett plays the last night in a week of shows at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1959)

Jul 25
1959

The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton reaches No1 in the Australian singles chart. (1959)

Jul 25
1959

Eddie Cochran plays in the Shadow Lake Ballroom, Seattle, Washington, USA. (1959)

Jul 25
1959

Gene Vincent and His Bluecaps appear on US tv show The Town Hall Party, in Compton, Los Angeles, California, USA. Guitarist on the date is Merle Travis. (1959)

Jul 25
1959

Chet Baker plays in Fiesole, near Florence, Italy. (1959)

Jul 25
1959

The Poni-Tails appear for the third time this month on UK tv pop show Drumbeat. (1959)