This Day in Music

June 25th

 

June 25

2009Michael Jackson is found dead in the Los Angeles mansion he was renting.  He was fifty years old.  Among his biggest hits are ThrillerBeat ItBillie Jean and Black Or White.

2006Jay-Z celebrates the 10th anniversary of his first album, Reasonable Doubt, by performing the set in its entirety at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

1995Pink Floyd is #1 on the US album chart with Pulse.

1994Stone Temple Pilots start a three-week run at #1 with their album Purple.  Interstate Love Song is the hit single.

1988Van Halen start a four-week run at #1 on the album chart with OU812.

1977Marvin Gaye is #1 with Got To Give It Up, his third #1 single.

1970Daryl Hall and John Oates (Hall & Oates) record together for the first time (as “Whole Oats”).  As Hall & Oates, they have big hits like Rich GirlShe’s Gone and Sara Smile.

1969: The Hollies record He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (with Elton John on piano).  The song is based on a phrase associated with Father Edward Flanagan, the founder of Boy’s Town, originally an orphanage.  The phrase is Boy’s Town’s motto.

1967: The Beatles‘s All You Need Is Love is recorded live during a TV broadcast.  There is a world-wide audience of over 400,000 people.

1945: Singer Carly Simon is born.  Her biggest hit is the #1 single You’re So Vain.

Songs of The Day:

You’re So Vain (Carly Simon); He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (Hollies); Got To Give It Up (Marvin Gaye); All You Need Is Love(Beatles); Rich Girl (Hall & Oates); Sara Smile (Hall & Oates); Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots)