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Today in Rock: May 25

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Today in Rock: May 25
All Images Courtesy of TOO unless otherwise indicated
 Clarence Burke Jr., lead singer for The Five Stairsteps
Clarence Burke Jr., lead singer for The Five Stairsteps/Courtesy of TOO

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1922 and 2013.

On this day in 1922 future big band songstress Kitty Kallen is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

On this day in 1943 future country music artist Jessi Colter is born Miriam Johnson in Phoenix, Arizona.

On this day in 1965 Dave Davies of The Kinks falls and injures himself onstage in Cardiff, Wales, forcing cancellation of the band’s tour.

On this day in 1967 The Beatles are in the studio working on “It’s All Too Much.”

On this day in 1969 The Hollies record the song “He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.” Also on this day John Lennon and Yoko and Kyoko Ono go to Canada during their campaign for peace.

On this day in 1975 future singer-songwriter/rapper Lauryn Hill is born in East Orange, New Jersey. Also on this day Freddy Fender's “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1978 a London concert by The Who turns out to be the last for drummer Keith Moon, (who dies a few weeks later).

On this day in 1983 Irene Cara's song “Flashdance . . . What a Feeling” climbs to number one in the US.

On this day in 2002 the mosh pit goes horribly wrong at an Eminem concert in Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium, and at least 25 people are injured.

On this day in 2004 Phish announces it is splitting up after 21 years. (They get back together in 2009.)

On this day in 2012 at a concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson interrupts a performance of "Stupid Girl" to challenge a member of the crowd who was punching a woman.

On this day in 2013 Clarence Burke Jr., lead singer for The Five Stairsteps dies at the age of 64.

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