Monday, June 25, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 25

David Paich (Toto)
No.1
1966 Beatles: Paperback Writer US 45
1977 The Muppets: The Muppet Show UK LP
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

Births
1945 Carly Simon
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
1972 Mike Kroeger (Nickelback)




Deaths
1988 Hillel Slovak (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
2009 Michael Jackson

Miscellany
1966 Yardbirds hit US chart with Over Under Sideways Down
Hillel Slovak (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
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
2006 Nicole Kidman married her singer boyfriend Keith Urban at ceremony in Sydney, Australia

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