25 Jun, 2024

June 25 in Music History

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June 25 in Music History

On this day today:

1943 - Carly Simon is born in New York City. Her father is Richard L. Simon, who co-founded Simon & Schuster publishing.

1963 - George Michael is born as Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in East Finchley, London, England.

1967 - The Beatles debut their anthem "All You Need Is Love" to an audience of 400 million people during a global broadcast.

1969 - The Guess Who's hit "These Eyes" achieved gold certification, marking a significant milestone for the band

1969 - The Hollies recorded "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," a poignant ballad that became one of their most enduring hits.

1988 - Seventeen-year-old Debbie Gibson made history when her song "Foolish Beat" hit #1 in America. This achievement made her the youngest artist ever to top the Hot 100 with a song she wrote, performed, and produced herself.

1993 - Nora Ephron's romantic comedy "Sleepless in Seattle," starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, premieres in theaters. Featuring songs by Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and Harry Connick, Jr., the film spawns a hit soundtrack and revitalizes interest in classic standards.
1994 - Amid the grunge wave, Stone Temple Pilots' second album, Purple, debuted at #1 in America. It maintained the top position for three weeks before being overtaken by The Lion King soundtrack.

2001 - New York City rock band The Strokes release their debut single, "Hard to Explain," which peaks at #16 on the UK charts.
2009 - Michael Jackson, aged 50, is found dead in the Los Angeles mansion he was renting. The news spreads rapidly through social media, leading to an outpouring of tributes and commemorations in the following weeks.
2014 - Beyoncé and Jay-Z begin their On The Run tour in Miami, marking the start of one of the most profitable tours ever, with an average revenue of over $5 million per show.
2023 - Elton John headlines the Glastonbury Festival, telling the crowd it may be his last show in England. A record 7.6 million viewers tune in to watch the performance on the BBC.

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