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Today in Rock: June 25

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1945 and 2009.

On this day in 1945 future singer and songwriter Carly Simon is born in New York, New York.

On this day in 1946 Allen Lanier, future guitarist/keyboardist for Blue Oyster Cult, is born in Long Island, New York.

On this day in 1963 George Michael, future member of Wham! and solo singing act, is born in London, England.

On this day in 1964 The Beatles play another concert in New Zealand.

On this day in 1966 The Beatles' final tour begins. Also on this day The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” hits number one in the US and their LP `Yesterday’ . . . And Today begins its first week in the Billboard Top 30.

On this day in 1967 The Beatles premiere the song “All You Need Is Love” to 400 million people on a worldwide TV program.

On this day in 1968 George Harrison produces and plays guitar on Jackie Lomax’ “Sour Milk Sea.”

On this day in 1969 Sly & the Family Stone record “Hot Fun in the Summertime.” Also on this day The Hollies record “He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.”

On this day in 1988 Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Hillel Slovak dies of a drug overdose at 25.

On this day in 1995 During Elastica's set at the Glastonbury Festival, concert-goer Antony Genn jumps on stage and dances naked for about a minute while the band plays on.

On this day in 2009 50-year-old Michael Jackson is found dead in the Los Angeles mansion he was renting. The news spreads quickly through social media outlets, and Jackson is the subject of tributes over the next few weeks. Also on this day Sky Saxon, bassist for The Seeds, dies at the age of 71.


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