Music History for

May 25

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1965 - Dave Davies (Kinks) was knocked unconscious when he careened into drummer Mick Avory's cymbal during a London concert.

1968 - The Rolling Stones released "Jumpin' Jack Flash" in the U.K.

1968 - The 1968 Monterey Pop Festival was canceled.

1969 - Led Zeppelin and the Who appeared together in concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion.


1969 - "Midnight Cowboy" opened in New York.

1973 - Carole King performed in New York's Central Park. The show attracted an audience of 100,000.

1973 - Mike Oldfield released his "Tubular Bells" LP. The title track would later become the theme for the movie "The Exorcist."

1974 - Pam Morrison, Jim Morrison's widow, died of a drug overdose.

1978 - Keith Moon performed with the Who for the last time.

1983 - Dio released the album "Holy Diver."

1986 - An estimated 7 million Americans took part in "Hands Across America" to raise money for the hungry and homeless.

1988 - Debbie Gibson's "Foolish Beat" hit #1, making her the youngest artist to write, sing and produce a #1 hit. She was 17 years old at the time.

1992 - Khalil Rountree, tour manager for Boyz II Men, was shot and killed at a hotel in Chicago. The group was on tour with Hammer at the time of the incident.

1994 - Barbra Streisand postponed the first night of a six-night stand in Anaheim, CA. She had come down with viral laryngitis.

1996 - Bradley Nowell (Sublime) was found dead in his San Francisco motel room of a drug overdose at the age of 26.

1997 - Bob Dylan was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital with chest pains. As a result, his European tour was canceled.

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