Rock 'n' Roll History for
May 25






1938 - ClassicBands.com

May 25
Vernon Presley is sentenced to a three year term at Parchman penal plantation in Mississippi for forging a check. His wife Gladys and son Elvis are forced to live on welfare.

1965 - ClassicBands.com

May 25
Kinks guitar player Dave Davies is knocked unconscious when he falls into drummer Mick Avory's cymbal during a London concert. The group cancels the remainder of their UK tour.

1968 - ClassicBands.com

May 25
Simon And Garfunkel's "Bookends" replaces their own "The Graduate" at the top of the US album chart.

1969 - ClassicBands.com

May 25
The Hollies recorded "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" with Elton John on piano. It will reach #3 in the UK and #7 in the US.

1973 - ClassicBands.com

May 25
Carole King gives a free concert for 100,000 fans in New York's Central Park.

1978 - ClassicBands.com

May 25
The Who perform a concert in London to be filmed for their documentary movie on the band's history, The Kids Are Alright. This will prove to be Keith Moon's last performance with the band before his death on September 7th.

1990 - ClassicBands.com

May 25
Gary Usher, who led the studio group The Hondells into the US Top 10 in 1964 with "Little Honda", died of cancer. He was 51.

1991 - ClassicBands.com

May 25
Mariah Carey becomes the first artist since The Jackson 5 to have her first four chart singles top the Billboard Hot 100 when "I Don't Wanna Cry" went to number one.

2005 - ClassicBands.com

May 25
Domenic Troiano, guitarist for The Guess Who and The James Gang, died of prostate cancer at the age of 59. He played lead guitar on one of The Guess Who's biggest hits, "Clap For The Wolfman".

2007 - ClassicBands.com

May 25
Wayne Fontana, who lead The Mindbenders to the top of the Billboard chart with "Game Of Love" in 1965, was remanded in custody by a British court under the Mental Health Act after admitting he poured gasoline over a bailiff's car and set fire to it. In November, he would be convicted and sentenced to time served.

2013 - ClassicBands.com

May 25
Marshall Lytle, bassist for Bill Haley And His Comets on their hits "Crazy Man, Crazy" and "Rock Around The Clock", died of lung cancer at the age of 79.






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