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Apr 25
1923

Albert Nelson is born in Indianola, Mississippi, USA. He will find fame as bluesman Albert King. (1923)

Apr 25
1933

Jerry Leiber is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. As half of the innovative and prolific Leiber and Stoller songwriting and production team he will help shape rock'n'roll in the 50s. (1933)

Apr 25
1935

Blind Willie McTell records Ticket Agent Blues for Decca Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1935)


Apr 25
1952

Willie Nix records Prison Bound Blues, Truckin' Little Woman, Just One Mistake, Take A Little Walk With Me, Ridin' In The Moonlight and Mighty Showers Of Rain at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. (1952)


Apr 25
1953

Blues pianist Mercy Dee Walton, with Thelma 'Lady Fox' Walton on vocals, records Rent Man Blues and Fall Guy for Specialty Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. (1953)


Apr 25
1958

Alan Freed's Big Beat show, featuring Buddy Holly And The Crickets, Chuck Berry, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The Diamonds, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Frankie Lymon plays at at the Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. (1958)

Apr 25
1961

In London, UK, at the end of a European tour, Memphis Slim records the album Alone With My Friends, for Battle Records. (1961)

Apr 25
1961

King Curtis records the album Trouble In Mind at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records. (1961)

Apr 25
1962

Bob Dylan has a second recording session for his second album, Freewheelin', at Columbia Records Studio, New York City, USA. On this day he records Let Me Die In My Footsteps, Rocks And Gravel, Talking Hava Negilia Blues, Baby Please Don't Go and other tracks. (1962)

Apr 25
1969

Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band play in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. (1969)

Apr 25
1970

The second day of the Pop And Blues Festival in The Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, features Taj Mahal, Johnny Winter, The Keef Hartley Band, Hardin And York, Marsha Hunt, Little Free Rock, Renaissance, Krokodil, Brainbox, Bobbey's Children, Organisation and Kraftwerk. (1970)

Apr 25
1970

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, with a new line-up featuring Mitch Mitchell on drums and Billy Cox on bass, makes its American debut at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA, to a sell-out crowd. (1970)

Apr 25
1982

Blues singer and guitarist Mississippi Johnny Waters plays at Eli's Mile High Club, Oakland, California, USA. (1982)

Apr 25
1992

Eric Clapton plays at Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA. (1992)

Apr 25
2011

Bob Dylan plays at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia. (2011)

Apr 25
2013

Award-winning blues band King King play at The Cluny, Newcastle, UK.(2013)

Apr 25
2013

Kelly Richey plays the fourth of five nights at Blues on Whyte, 10329 Whyte Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (2013)

Apr 25
2013

Blues-rock combo The Matt O'Ree Band plays an acoustic show at Surf Taco, Jackson, New Jersey, USA. (2013)

Apr 25
2013

Jimmie Vaughan plays at Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. (2013)