Music History for

June 25


1886 - Arturo Toscanini conducted the Rio de Janeiro Orchestra and "Aida."

1967 - The Beatles performed "All You Need Is Love" live on the "Our World" program.
Today in Beatles History

1969 - The Hollies recorded "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," with Elton John playing piano.

1984 - The soundtrack "Purple Rain" was released five weeks ahead of the film.

1984 - Patti Scialfa joined Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

1988 - Hillel Slovak of the Red Hot Chili Peppers died.

1992 - Billy Joel got his high school diploma. He had overslept and missed English and Gym finals 25 years before.

1995 - Pearl Jam canceled their tour because of an ongoing feud with Ticketmaster.

1996 - KISS released the album "You Wanted the Best...You've Got the Best."

2003 - The Recording Industry Association of America disclosed its plans to fight Internet piracy. The plan was to sue hundreds of individual computer users who illegally share music files online. The process was planned to begin the next day.

2004 - Eric Clapton raised about $7.5 million for a drug addiction center he set up in the Caribbean. The items that were sold were the "Blackie" Stratocaster that Clapton played from 1970-185 for $1 million, a 1964 cherry-red Gibson for $847,000 and a 1939 Martin accoustic that Clapton played on his "Unplugged" album went for $800,000. All three sales were records for a guitar sale, a Gibson guitar and a Martin guitar respectively.

2004 - It was announced that Elton John had booked his first-ever China concert. The show was planned for the September.