Music History for

September 25


1683 - Frendh Composer Jean-Phillip Rameau was born.

1906 - Russian Composer Dimitri Shostakovich was born.

1934 - Henry Busse recorded "Hot Lips" with his orchestra.

1953 - Liberace made his debut at Carnegie Hall for a sellout crowd.

1954 - Elvis Presley appeared live on "Grand Ole Opry" and performed "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

1964 - Brian Epstein, the Beatles' manager, turned down an offer of 3 1/2 million pound offer to sell his management contract.
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1965 - The half hour Saturday morning cartoon "The Beatles" premiered on ABC-TV. The show ran until September 7, 1969.
Today in Beatles History

1965 - The Who began a short tour in Scandinavia. Roger Daltrey punched Keith Moon during the event.

1967 - The Beatles began recording "Fool On The Hill" in London at Abbey Road Studios.
Today in Beatles History

1970 - Ringo Starr released "Beaucoups of Blues" in the U.K.

1975 - Jackie Wilson collapsed while performing "Lonely Teardrops" at the Latino Casino in Cherry Hill, NJ. He had suffered a heart attack that caused brain damage. He was 41 years old. He died in 1984 after spending the rest of his life in hospitals.

1976 - The Wings play a benefit show to raise money for the restoration of water-damaged art treasures in St. Marks Square in Venice.

1979 - The musical "Evita" opened on Broadway. The work was the third collaboration of Tim Rice and Andre Lloyd Weber.

1979 - Gary Numan released the album "The Pleasure Principle" in the U.S.

1980 - John "Bonzo" Bonham (Led Zeppelin) died of asphyxiation on his own vomit due to consumption of alcohol. The group decided to disband when they determined that their drummer could not be replaced.

1990 - Little Richard Boulevard is named for the star in Macon, GA.

1995 - Mariah Carey's "Fantasy" became only the second single to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The first artist to accomplish this feat was Michael Jackson with "You Are Not Alone."