This Day in Music History – May 25th

1968 – The Rolling Stones released “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” in the U.K.

1968 – The 1968 Monterey Pop Festival was canceled.

1969 – Led Zeppelin and the Who appeared together in concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion.

1969 – “Midnight Cowboy” opened in New York.

1973 – Carole King performed in New York’s Central Park. The show attracted an audience of 100,000.

1973 – Mike Oldfield released his “Tubular Bells” LP. The title track would later become the theme for the movie “The Exorcist.”

1974 – Pam Morrison, Jim Morrison’s widow, died of a drug overdose.

1978 – Keith Moon performed with the Who for the last time.

1983 – Dio released the album “Holy Diver.”

1986 – An estimated 7 million Americans took part in “Hands Across America” to raise money for the hungry and homeless.

1988 – Debbie Gibson’s “Foolish Beat” hit #1, making her the youngest artist to write, sing and produce a #1 hit. She was 17 years old at the time.

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