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Jul 25
1948

Steve Goodman is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will make his name as a double-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, whose best-known composition is perhaps The City Of New Orleans. (1948)

Jul 25
1951

Verdine White, bassist of Earth, Wind And Fire, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1951)

Jul 25
1961

Dee Clark, The Shirelles, The Miracles, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Chuck Jackson, Shep And The Limelites and Baby Washington play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1961)

Jul 25
1967

Henry Mancini and The Righteous Brothersplay the first of six nights at The Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during the Summer Of Stars concert season. (1967)

Jul 25
1968

Iron Butterfly play the first of four nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1968)

Jul 25
1969

Richie Havens plays the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Sweetwater and Spooky Tooth. (1969)

Jul 25
1970

Chicago release a new single, 25 or 6 to 4, in the USA. (1970)


Jul 25
1973

The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the second of two nights at International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1973)

Jul 25
1976

On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas. (1976)

Jul 25
1998

Chicago play at The L.B. Day Amphitheatre, Salem, Oregon, USA. (1998)

Jul 25
2001

John Densmore of The Doors, Bonnie Raitt and others are arrested in Itasca, near Chicago, Illinois, USA, for demonstrating against a company which they claim destroys the rainforest. (2001)

Jul 25
2007

Grinderman, a Nick Cave side-project band, play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2007)

Jul 25
2009

Smokey Robinson plays at Morton Arboretum, Lisle, near Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2009)

Jul 25
2009

Kanye West's recent 'Stay In School' benefit concert at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, is broadcast on national tv in the USA. (2009)

Jul 25
2010

Joan Armatrading plays at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2010)

Jul 25
2011

The Decemberists play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2011)