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Jan 25
1947

Notorious gangster - and long-time Chicago resident - Al Capone dies aged 48 at his home on Palm Island, Florida, USA. He had long been weak and mentally deficient from the effects of neurosyphilis, and then suffered a stroke, pneumonia and, finally, a cardiac arrest. Capone's life of crime will inspire several songs, including Al Capone [1967] by Prince Buster, Public Enemy No1 [2011] by Megadeth and Al Capone [1987] by Michael Jackson [which later became Smooth Criminal]. (1947)




Jan 25
1948

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra open at The New Savoy Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Claude McLin And His Combo. (1948)

Jan 25
1955

Little Walter and His Jukes record Thunder Bird and My Babe for Chess Records' subsidiary Checker label, in Chicago, Illinois. (1955)

Jan 25
1960

Chicago-born singer Joni James enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with Little Things Mean A Lot, which will peak at No35, during a run of three weeks. (1960)

Jan 25
1962

House music dj and producer Farley Jackmaster Funk is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1962)

Jan 25
1969

Buddy Rich, Buddy Miles and psychedelic soul pioneers Rotary Connection play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1969)

Jan 25
2000

D?Arcy Wretzky, former bassist of Smashing Pumpkins is arrested in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on charges of possessing crack cocaine. (2000)

Jan 25
2012

Jack's Mannequin play at The House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2012)

Jan 25
2012

YOB play at The Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2012)

Jan 25
2012

You Me At Six play at The Beat Kitchen, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2012)

Jan 25
2013

Taj Mahal plays at Rhythm, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2013)