The Rock History Report for June 25th
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1967 - The Beatles recorded "All You Need Is Love" on the Our World TV show. It was the first live global satellite television program in history. The Fab Four were among the acts chosen to represent the United Kingdom.
1969 - With Elton John sitting in on piano, The Hollies recorded "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother."
1969 - Mick Taylor performed his first show with The Rolling Stones after replacing Brian Jones.
1984 Princes Purple Rain soundtrack was released five weeks prior to the film.
1984 - Patti Scialfa joined Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.
1988 - Red Hot Chili Peppers' Hillel Slovak died of a drug overdose.
1992 - Billy Joel finally earned his high school diploma. The piano master slept through English and Gym finals 25 years prior.
1995 - Due to an ongoing feud with Ticketmaster, Pearl Jam canceled a tour.
2004 - Eric Clapton raised almost $7.5 million by selling personal items, including three of his most famous guitars. Clapton used the funds to set up a drug addiction center on the Caribbean island of Antigua.
1945 Carly Simon
1946 Ian McDonald of King Crimson/Foreigner
1946 Allen Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult
1952 Tim Finn of Crowded House/Split Enz
1954 David Paich of Toto