March 25 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Elton!

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Musician’s Born On This Day March 25

1934 Johnny Burnette (Dreaming)
1938 Hoyt Axton
1940 Anita Bryan (Paper Roses)
1942 Aretha Franklin
1947 Elton John
1949 Nick Lowe (I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass)
1951 Maizie Williams (Boney M)
1960 Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet)
1966 Jeff Healey

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Number 1 In The Charts On March 25

1967 Turtles: Happy Together US 45
1972 Lindisfarne: Fog on the Tyne UK LP
1972 America: Horse with No Name US 45
1978 Buddy Holly: 20 Golden Greats UK LP
1989 Madonna: Like a Prayer UK 45
1989 Gloria Estefan: Anything for You UK LP
1995 Cher/ Chrissie Hynde/ Neneh Cherry/ Eric Clapton : Love Can Build A Bridge : UK single
1995 Elastica : Elastica : UK LP
1996 Prodigy : Firestarter :UK single

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Various Music Events On March 25

1958 Eddie Cochran joins Tommy Facenda and Paul Peeks (Gene Vincent’s backing singers) for The Capitol Session

1961 Elvis Presley performs his last live show for eight years at Block Arena in Pearl Harbor

1965 Donovan debuts on UK chart with Catch the Wind

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1965 Bob Dylan debuts on UK chart with Times They Are a’Changing

1967 The debut LP from Doors (featuring Light My Fire) enters the American LP charts

1967 The Who perform their first US shows in New York (at Murray The K’s Easter rock-and-roll extravaganza)

1976 Jackson Browne’s wife Phyllis Major commits suicide. He is working on his Pretender LP

1989 Texas debut on UK LP chart with Southside

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1990 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is arrested for allegedly exposing his buttocks during a concert in Augusta, Georgia.

1995 Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder is rescued after being swept 250 feet offshore in New Zealand.

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