August 25 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Gene Simmons!

Musicians Born On August 25

1933 Wayne Shorter (Weather Report)
1949 Gene Simmons (Kiss)
1954 Elvis Costello (Declan McManus)
1961 Billy Ray Cyrus
1962 Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard)
1966 DJ Terminator X (Public Enemy)

Happy Birthday Elvis Costello!

Number 1 In The Charts On August 25

1958 Elegants: ‘Little Star’ US 45
1960 Shadows: ‘Apache’ UK 45
1973 Donny Osmond: ‘Young Love’ UK 45
1973 Stories: ‘Brother Love’ US 45
1979 Cliff Richard: ‘We Don’t Talk Any More’ UK 45
1979 Knack: ‘My Sharona’ US 45
1990 Bombalurina: ‘Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’ UK 45

Various Music Events On August 25

1962 ‘Sherry’ by Four Seasons enters US charts

1967 Traffic release ‘Hole in My Shoe’ in UK

1967 Brian Wilson makes rare appearance on stage with Beach Boys in Hawaii

1970 Elton John plays his first-ever American show at the Troubador in Los Angeles

1970 Emerson, Lake and Palmer make their concert debut in Plymouth

1973 Henry Mccullough leaves Wings

1973 Allman Brother, Butch Trucks breaks his leg in an auto accident in Macon, Georgia, only yards from the spot where Duane Allman was killed two years earlier

1979 Nick Lowe hits UK chart with ‘Cruel to be Kind’

1994 Robert Plant and Jimmy Page reunite in a London studio to record their MTV “Unplugged” show, which they call, “Unledded.”

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