Saturday April 25th
1923 – Albert King (US blues guitarist) is born
1945 – Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is born
1950 – Steve Ferrone, drummer with the Average White Band and Eric Clapton, is born in Brighton, England.
1958 – Chuck Berry’s Sweet Little Sixteen hits UK chart
1967 – The Beatles perform “All You Need Is Love” during a global satellite broadcast.
– Jim Morrison’s widow, Pam, dies in Hollywood at the age of 27. Police
suspect heroin use may have played a part in her death.
1981 – Wings break up after Denny Laine leaves the band. Paul McCartney says he will carry on as a solo artist.
1987 – U2 replace Beastie Boys at top of US LP chart with The Joshua Tree.
– The Fender Stratocaster on which Jimi Hendrix played “The
Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock sells at a London auction for
1993 – The Grateful Dead gather around one of their own,
saying they will help pay for artist Stanley “Mouse” Miller’s liver
transplant. Miller created the band’s distinctive skull-and-roses logo.
1994 – The Eagles played the first of two shows where they recorded their ‘Hell Freezes Over’ album.
– A judge sentences Beastie Boy Adam Horowitz to 200 hours’ community
service after he beats up a TV cameraman during River Phoenix’s funeral.
1997 – Warren Haynes and Allen Woody quit the Allman Brothers Band to tend to their careers as Gov’t Mule.
– Eric Clapton is reunited on a TV stage in London with his former
Derek & the Dominos keyboard player Bobby Whitlock, for their first
performance together in 29 years. The setting is the recording of the
latest edition of the BBC2 TV series “Later With Jools Holland.”
– Jim Morrison’s parents sue the Doors 21st Century – made up of Ray
Manzarek and Robbie Krieger and The Cult’s Ian Astbury – claiming their
U.S. tour “maliciously misappropriated” the name and logo of the
original Doors lineup.
2004 – Piano man Billy Joel drives his car
into a house in Long Island. Nobody is seriously injured. It’s his third
car crash in two years.
2010 – Starting this week, Amazon.com will stream a new single from the upcoming self-titled STONE TEMPLE PILOTS album.