25 July

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1956 The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria collides with the Swedish liner Stockholm, killing 52 instantly and sinking the Andrea Doria. On board is Mike Stoller, who becomes half of the famous Lieber-Stoller songwriting team.

1951 Verdine White (bassist for Earth, Wind & Fire) is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1950 Bassist/vocalist Mark Clarke (briefly a member of Uriah Heep) is born in Liverpool, England.

1948 Folk singer-songwriter Steve Goodman is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1946 Jose "Chepito" Areas (of Santana) is born in Leon, Nicaragua.

1944 Tom Dawes, lead vocalist of The Cyrkle, is born in Albany, New York.

1943 Drummer Jim McCarty (of The Yardbirds and Renaissance) is born in Walton, Liverpool, England.

1942 Bruce Woodley (of The Seekers) is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

1942 Ella Mae Morse and Freddy Slacks' "Cow Cow Boogie" hits #1 in America.

1941 Guitarist Manny Charlton (of Nazareth) is born in La Linea, Spain.

1934 Jazz musician and composer Don Ellis is born in Los Angeles, California.

1925 William "Benny" Benjamin (drummer for the Motown house band, The Funk Brothers) is born in Mobile, Alabama.

1828 Ignaz Bösendorfer is granted a trade license number which enables him to start a piano manufacturing company in Vienna.

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AC/DC Release Back In Black


AC/DC release Back In Black, their first album without lead singer Bon Scott, who died five months earlier.

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