June 25 in music history
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On This Day, June 25 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 25 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day June 25 in 1964 -- Roy Orbison scored his second number one single in the UK with ‘It’s Over’. He also topped the Irish singles chart for three weeks.

1966 -- The Beatles went to number one on the US singles chart with ‘Paperback Writer’. The song became a chart-topper in 9 countries that year, including the UK.

1969 -- The Hollies recorded ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ on this day June 25. The song peaked at No.3 in the UK and No.7 in the US, and it features Elton John on piano who was working as a session musician at the time.

1975 -- Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention released their tenth and final studio album ‘One Size Fits All’. It peaked at No.26 in the US.

1977  – With ‘Got to Give it Up’Marvin Gaye topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on this day June 25 in music history. A hit in the UK and Canada as well where it peaked at No.7 and No.5.

1983  – The soundtrack of the film Flashdance went to number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. It features hit songs like ‘Maniac’, ‘Flashdance…What a Feeling’, and ‘He’s a Dream’.

1983  – With their fifth and final studio album ‘Synchronicity’, rock band The Police went to number one in the UK. The album also became a chart-topper in the US, New Zealand, Italy, Canada, and Australia that year.

1984 -- Prince released his sixth studio album ‘Purple Rain’ on the Warner Bros. record label. It peaked at No.1 in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the US, and Zimbabwe.

1988 -- Debbie Gibson went to number one in the US with her fourth single ‘Foolish Beat’ on this day June 25.

Debbie Gibson – Foolish Beat

Debbie Gibson - Foolish Beat (Official Music Video)

1988  – Israeli-American musician Hillel Slovak died at the age of 26 due to a heroin overdose. Best remembered as a founding member and guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers.

1988 -- Van Halen went to number one in the US with their eight studio album ‘OU812’ on this day June 25 in music history.

1994 -- Stone Temple Pilots started a three-week run at No.1 on the US Billboard 200 chart with their second studio album ‘Purple’. Also a chart-topper in Australia.

2005  – With their third studio album ‘X&Y’Coldplay went to number one in the US on this day June 25. By the end of the year, the album became a chart-topper in 32 countries around the world.

2007  – American singer and record producer Henry “Hank” Medress died at the age of 68. Best remembered as a member of The Tokens and for singing the band’s biggest hit ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’.

2009  – American musician Richard Marsh also known professionally as Sky Saxon died on this day June 25, aged 71. Best remembered as the frontman of the psychedelic garage rock band The Seeds.

2009  – The ‘King of Pop’Michael Jackson died on this day June 25 in music history, aged 50. He’s one of the best-selling and most influential musicians of all time

2011 -- Adele returned at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with her second studio album ’21’. The album won numerous awards and it was the world’s best-selling album of the year for both 2011 and 2012.

BORN ON THIS DAY JUNE 25 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1937  – American soul and R&B singer-songwriter Edward Floyd was born on this day June 25 in Montgomery, Alabama. Best known for his chart-topping 1966 single ‘Knock on Wood’.

1940  – English musician Albert Eccles also known professionally as Clint Warwick was born in Birmingham on this day June 25 in music history. He rose to fame as a founding member of The Moody Blues.

1945  – American singer and songwriter Carly Simon was born on this day in New York City. Best known for hit songs such as ‘Anticipation’, ‘You Belong to Me’, ‘Mockingbird’, ‘Nobody Does It Better’ and ‘You’re So Vain’.

1946  – Multi-instrumentalist Allen Lanier was born in Long Island, New York. He rose to fame as a founding member of the rock band Blue Oyster Cult.

1946  – Multi-instrumentalist and founding member of bands such as King Crimson and ForeignerIan McDonald was born in Osterley, England.

1952  – Singer and multi-instrumentalist Timothy “Tim” Finn was born on this day June 25 in Te Awamutu, New Zealand.

1954  – American singer-songwriter and record producer David Paich was born in Los Angeles, California. Best known as the co-founder of the rock band Toto.

1963  – English singer and songwriter George Michael was born as Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on this day June 25 in music history. He’s one of the best-selling artists in music history with over 120 million records sold worldwide.

1968  – American rapper and producer John B. Shaffer also known professionally as Candyman was born in Los Angeles, California. Best known for his chart-topping 1990 single ‘Knockin’ Boots’.

1972  – Founding member and bassist of NickelbackMike Kroeger was born on this day June 25 in Canada.

1974  – American drummer Mario Calier was born on this day in Buffalo, New York. Best known for his work with The Wallflowers and Ozomatli.

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