Rock History Report for June 25th

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 – Prince’s “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.

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