Thursday 25th June
1946 – Ian McDonald of Foreigner is born in London.
1954 – David Paich of Toto is born.
1966 – The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Love, Captain Beefheart, The Lovin Spoonful and Percy Sledge all appeared at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California.
1967 – during a north American tour The Jimi Hendrix Experience gave a free afternoon concert in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. They then played another two shows that evening at the Fillmore West.
1967 – The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” is recorded live during a British TV broadcast.
1969 – Guitarist Mick Taylor makes his performance debut with the Rolling Stones in Rome.
1983 – The Police scored their fourth UK No.1 album with ‘Synchronicity’,
1988 – Hillel Slovak original guitarist and founding member of The Red Hot Chili Peppers died from a heroin overdose shortly after the band returned from a European tour.
1988 – Van Halen started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘OU812′.
1993 – the first of the three day Glastonbury Festival in England featured Suede, Belly, Lemonheads, The Orb, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz, Verve, Porno For Pyros and Teenage Fan Club. Tickets cost £58 ($98.60) for the three days.
1994 – Stone Temple Pilots started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Purple’.
1995 – Pink Floyd were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Pulse’ the bands fifth US No.1.
1995 – Pearl Jam cancels their current tour, citing their ongoing war with Ticketmaster as the reason.
2005 – tickets for a forthcoming Rolling Stones gig at the Hollywood Bowl were set to become the most expensive in rock ‘n’ roll history. Fans would have to pay up to £249 for a seat – £2 per minute to watch the Stones.