June 25 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Carly Simon!

Musicians Born On June 25

1935 Eddie Floyd (Knock on Wood)
1945 Carly Simon (You’re So Vain)
1946 Ian McDonald (King Crimson/Foreigner)
1946 Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult)
1949 Clint Warwick (Moody Blues)
1952 Tim Finn (Crowded House)
1954 David Paich (Toto)
1963 George Michael (Careless Whisper)

Deaths On June 25

2009 Michael Jackson

Number 1 In The Charts On June 25

1964 Roy Orbison UK 45
1966 Beatles: Paperback Writer US 45
1977 Jacksons: Show You the Way to Go UK 45
1977 The Muppets: The Muppet Show UK LP
1977 Marvin Gaye: Got to Give It Up US 45
1988 Bros: I Owe You Nothing UK 45
1983 Police: Synchronicity UK LP
1994 Cranberries : Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? : UK LP
1994 Stone Temple Pilots : Purple : US LP

Various Music Events On June 25

1966 Yardbirds hit US chart with Over Under Sideways Down

1966 One of the first big West Coast rock concerts takes place at the Hollywood Bowl. Bands include Byrds, Beach Boys, Captain Beefheart, Lovin’ Spoonful, Sir Douglas Quintet and Love

1967 Beatles record All You Need Is Love during worldwide TV link up on ‘One World’ programme. Recording mixed and released for 7 July

1969 Rolling Stones play first concert with Mick Taylor on guitar in Rome at Coliseum

1977 Tom Petty debuts on UK chart with Anything That’s Rock and Roll

1978 Cream briefly re-form for concert at Ginger Baker’s Polo Club, but advance publicity is so great they call it off

1982 Rolling Stones play first of two sell-out gigs at Wembley Stadium

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