Music History for

April 25


1690 - Composer Gottlieb Theophil Muffat was born.

1792 - The French national anthem, "La Marseillaise," was composed by Captain Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.

1961 - Elvis Presley made his last stage appearance for nearly eight years at Bloch Arena, HI.
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1968 - The Beatles refused to perform for the Queen of England at a British Olympic Appeal Fund show because "Our decision would be the same no matter what the cause. We don't do benefits."
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1970 - The band Pacific Gas and Electric was shot at while leaving a club in Raleigh, NC.

1974 - Greg Allman played the last date of his solo tour. A 90-minute encore followed with the Allman Brothers Band.

1974 - Steely Dan's "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" was released.

1974 - Pam Morrison, Jim Morrison's widow, died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27.

1977 - Elvis Presley recorded a concert in Saginaw, Michigan. Three of the songs later appeared on the album "Moody Blue," which was released posthumously.
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1985 - "Big River," the musical by Roger Miller, opened on Broadway.

1999 - Roger Troutman died at the age of 47. He had been shot several times. His brother, Larry, was found near the crime scene with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

2002 - In Honduras, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (TLC) was killed in a car crash.

2003 - Sinead O'Connor announced on her Web site that she was going to retire.