On this day, February 25 In Music History

On this day, February 25 In Music History

Events that happened on this day, February 25

– With ‘I Forgot to Remember To Forget’Elvis Presley had his first national hit on this day, February 25.

1957 – With his band The CricketsBuddy Holly began recording ‘That’ll Be The Day. Despite being recorded in February, the record hit #1 in September.

1961 – For the first time since 1958, Elvis Presley played in front of a live audience. It was a two-nights charity concert in Memphis, Tennessee.

1964 – At Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded their next single called ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’. They also recorded other songs like ‘You Can’t Do That’.

1966 – Nancy Sinatra received her first Gold record for ‘These Boots Are Made For Walkin’. Also the number one hit on the Billboard chart at the time.

1968 – At the Civic Opera House in Chicago, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played two shows. But, the interesting story is that Jimi Hendrix got his “male reproductive organ” molded between shows by a groupie named Cynthia Plaster Caster.

1972 – In front of 25 thousand fans in Auckland, New Zealand, Led Zeppelin had their first ever gig on the island. It was also the biggest concert (crowd-wise) ever held in New Zealand at the time.

1982 – American country and southern rock band – Alabama released their sixth studio album called Mountain Music.

1984 – On this day, February 25 Van Halen topped the US singles chart with ‘Jump’.

1986 ‘We Are The World’ won Grammys for Best Record and Best Song while Phil Collins’ No Jacket Required’ won Best Album.

1987 – Frank Sinatra appeared as a retired police sergeant on the TV-show Magnum, P.I.

1989 – With ‘Belfast Child’Simple Minds topped the UK singles chart. Also the second longest #1 after the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’.

1992 – Eric Clapton won six Grammys with his single ‘Tears In Heaven’ and the ‘Unplugged’ album.

Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven

1992 – James Brown received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.

1992 – TLC released their debut album Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip’.

1993 – Due to a cocaine related cardio-respiratory failure, guitarist Toy Caldwell died on this day, February 25.

1995 – With ‘Take a Bow’Madonna topped the Hot 100 chart where she stayed for seven weeks.

1995 – On this day, February 25 – Frank Sinatra sang for the last time in front of a live audience at a private party with selected guests.

1998 – Bo Diddley and Roy Orbison received Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Grammys.

1998 – Bob Dylan, Elton John, John Fogerty, Van Morrison and John Lee Hooker were some of the names to also win awards at the annual Grammys.

2003 – Switchfoot released their fourth studio album “The Beautiful Letdown’.

2006 – George Michael found collapsed in a car in Hyde Park, London. After being treated by the paramedics, he was arrested due to drug possession but was later released on bail.

2011 – Erik Michael Coonce also known as Rick Coonce died on this day, February 25 at the age of 64.

2012 – Iverson Minter also known as Louisiana Red died on this day, February 25 at the age of 79.

Born on this day, February 25 in music history

– American keyboard player Don Randi was born on this day, February 25 in New York City.

1943 – George Harrison of The Beatles was born on this day, February 25 in Liverpool, England.

1948 – English singer Elkie Brooks was born on this day, February 25.

1957 – Drummer and co-founder of The SmithereensDenis Diken was born on this day in New Jersey.

1957 – Scottish musician Stewart John Wood also known as Woody was born on this day in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1959 – Welsh musician Mike Peters also known as the lead singer of The Alarm was born on this day, February 25.

1971 – Canadian musician Daniel Powter was born on this day in Vernon, Canada.

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