Wednesday, September 25, 2013

September 25

1946: Bryan MacLean (Guitar & Vocals for Love)
1955: Steve Severin (Bass for Siouxsie and the Banshees)
1961: Heather Locklear
1968: Will Smith (Rapper- DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)
1970: Dean Ween (Michael "Mickey" Melchiondo, Jr) (Guitar for Ween)
1974: Richie Edwards (Bass for The Darkness)
1974: Daniel Kessler (Guitar for Interpol)
1980: T.I. (Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.) (Rapper)
1956: Elvis Presley's upcoming single, "Love Me Tender," becomes the first 45 to reach one million in pre-orders.

1964: The Temptations begin recording ’My Girl’ which went on to be their first US number one and the first of fifteen US Top Ten hits.

1965: The Beatles cartoon series premiered on ABC TV in the US. The first story was titled 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' and had the group exploring the ocean floor in a diving bell where they met a lovesick octopus.

1970: The Partridge Family's self-titled TV show debuts on ABC.

1975: While performing "Lonely Teardrops" onstage at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, NJ during a Dick Clark oldies revue, Jackie Wilson collapses from a heart attack, bashing his head on the stage and lapsing into a come from which he will remain until his death in 1983.

1980: John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, died at age 32 after a heavy drinking session. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page's house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption (40 shots in 4 hours).

1981: An infamous Rolling Stones concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA, is recorded for use in the upcoming flop concert pic Let's Spend The Night Together.

1990: The mayor of Macon, GA, renames Mercer University Drive "Little Richard Penniman Boulevard" in honor of its native son.

1990: Drummer Dave Grohl auditioned for Nirvana and was instantly given the job. Grohl’s last band Scream had recently split-up.

1992: Two fans were stabbed and 20 arrests were made after trouble broke out at a Ozzy Osbourne gig in Oklahoma City. The sale of alcohol at the concert was blamed for the incident.

1993: A Patsy Cline commemorative stamp is issued by the United States Postal Service.

1993 Country singer Sara Evans marries Craig Schelske in Boonesboro, Missouri.

1995: Courtney Love was given a one-year prison sentence, suspended for two years, fined $1,000 and ordered to attend a anger management course after being found guilty of assaulting Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna.

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."

1998: Johnny Cash suffers a relapse of pneumonia and is admitted to a Nashville, TN hospital, just one year after nearly dying from the disease.

2000: Ozzy Osbourne formally requested that Black Sabbath be removed from the nomination list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Calling the inclusion "meaningless", Osbourne went on to say "Let's face it. Black Sabbath have never been media darlings. We're a people's band and that suits us just fine."

2001: The first worldwide broadcast of a satellite radio station takes place as XM Radio takes the air.

2011: The New York Post reported that Sly Stone was living in a van, parked in the notoriously rough Los Angeles neighborhood of Crenshaw. The 68-year-old was quoted as saying "I like my small camper. I just do not want to return to a fixed home. I cannot stand being in one place. I must keep moving."

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