Friday, April 25, 2014


  • Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA ("Dancing Queen") is 69
  • The late Ella Fitzgerald ("A-Tisket A-Tasket") is born in 1918
  • The late songwriter Jerry Leiber (wrote "Hound Dog", "Stand By Me", "Charlie Brown" and many other tunes with his partner, Mike Stoller) is born in 1933
  • Bobby "Boris" Pickett ("Monster Mash") dies of leukemia, 2007
  • Jim Morrison's widow, Pamela dies of a heroin overdose, 1974
  • Pacific Gas & Electric are shot at, but unhurt, as they leave a North Carolina concert, 1970
  • Paul McCartney disbands Wings, 1981
  • Phil Collins announces his retirement from drumming for medical reasons, 2008
  • Engelbert Humperdinck is inducted into the Walk of Fame in Leicester, England, 2010
  • "Joe DiMaggio Day" is held at New York's Yankee Stadium and Paul Simon sings "Mrs. Robinson" in his honor, 1999
  • "Paul Anka- Music My Way" (with guest stars Natalie Cole and Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band) airs on ABC-TV, 1977
  • "Dionne Warwick- Souled Out" airs on British TV with guests Creedence Clearwater Revival and Glen Campbell, 1970
  • The Roger Miller-written musical, "Big River" opens on Broadway, 1985
  • The Ramones' movie, "Rock & Roll High School" opens in 1979