Today In Music, October 25, 2010

On this day in 1963, the Rolling Stones make their performing debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. They perform two songs; "Around And Around" and "Time Is On My Side". During their performance, a mini-riot breaks out in the studio audience, leading Sullivan to remark, "I promise you they'll never be back on our show again." They would return, though, appearing on the show five more times.

In 1968, Jimi Hendrix releases the monumental double-album "Electric Ladyland".

"Sugar Sugar" rockets to #1 in the UK and US on this date in 1969.

In 1970, President Richard Nixon holds a press conference asking radio programmers to ban all songs containing references to drugs and/or drug use.

In 1974, while taking a shower, Al Green suffers second-degree burns when his girlfriend Mary Woodson pours steaming hot grits on him. She then shoots herself to death.

In 1980, New Order plays their first gig at The Squat in Manchester, England.

Roger Miller (best known for the song "King Of The Road") dies in a Los Angeles hospital from lung cancer.

In 1997, Johnny Cash announces onstage during a show in Michigan that he is suffering from Parkinson's Disease.

Legendary UK disc jockey John Peel dies of a heart attack while on holiday in Peru.


Jon Anderson, singer for Yes, 1944.

Glenn Tipton, guitarist for Judas Priest, 1948.

Richard Lloyd, guitarist for Television, 1951.

Christina Amphlett, singer for Divinyls, 1960

Chad Smith, drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1962.

Katy Perry, 1984.

Superior St. Rehearsal Facility

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