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Nov 25
1914

Eddie Boyd, blues instrumentalist, half-brother of Memphis Slim and cousin of Muddy Waters, is born in Stovall, Mississippi, USA. (1914)

Nov 25
1928

Popular r'n'b and jazz recording artist Etta Jones is born in Aiken, South Carolina, USA. (1928)

Nov 25
1929

Country music pioneer Jimmie Rodgers records Mississippi River Blues and Nobody Knows But Me, for Victor Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (1929)

Nov 25
1931

Jess Hillard records Doggone Them Blues for Gennett Records in Richmond, Indiana, USA. (1931)

Nov 25
1937

Two of the jazz violin greats of the era, Stephane Grappelli and Eddie South duet on two recordings - Fiddle Blues and J.S. Bach's Double Violin Concerto in D Minor - in Paris, France. Django Reinhardt plays guitar on the session. (1937)

Nov 25
1940

R'n'b vocalist Percy Sledge is born in Leighton, Alabama, USA. (1940)

Nov 25
1944

John McVie, bassist of Fleetwood Mac, is born in London, UK. (1944)

Nov 25
1955

In a package tour called the Lucky Seven Blues Show, Little Willie John, Champion Jack Dupree, Little George Smith and Otis Williams play the first night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1955)

Nov 25
1956

The Cadillacs, Bo Diddley, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The Debutants, The Dells, The Chips, The Schoolboys, Robert And Johnny and The Heartbeats play the sixth of seven nights as part of Dr Jive's Rhythm'n'Blues Revue at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1956)

Nov 25
1957

Ray Charles enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA for the first time with Swanee River Rock, which will peak at No34. (1957)

Nov 25
1959

Bobby Hackett records Blues With A Kick, Limehouse Blues and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Capitol Records. (1959)

Nov 25
1959

LaVern Baker plays in Newport, Kentucky, USA. (1959)

Nov 25
1959

Louis Jordan continues a two-week season at the Key Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. (1959)

Nov 25
1960

Bill Black's Combo, Ike And Tina Turner, Sugar Pie DeSanto, The Clovers and Larry Williams play at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1960)

Nov 25
2011

Blues-rock guitarist Popa Chubby plays at The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. (2011)