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JANUARY 25

1911 Julia Smith (Texas-born Composer, Pianist) Texas Composers American Composers Classical Musicians
Charles "Truck" Parham (Chicago-born African-American Bassist, Drummer) Chicago Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African-American Registry
1921 Alfred Reed (New York City-born Composer, Conductor) New York City Composers American Composers Classical Musicians
1938 Etta James (Los Angeles-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Los Angeles Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1981 Alicia Keys (New York City-born African-American Singer) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1999 Robert Shaw (California-born Musical Conductor) California Composers and Conductors Classical Music Winner of 14 Grammy Awards Bach Contatas University of Georgia
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1909 The First Performance of Richard Strauss' Opera Elektra Is Given in Dresden, Germany Dresden, Germany Austrian Composers Opera Composers Historic Firsts Theatre History
1960 Penalties Proposed for Disc Jockeys Accepting Payola Radio Popular Music Crime History Channel

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