Why June 25th Matters In Rock History

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It’s June 25th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1988, Van Halen started a four-week run at No. 1 on the album chart with OU812.

- In 2009, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, died of a heart attack after being given too much of the drug Propofol by his doctor.

- In 1967, an estimated 400 to 700 million people around the world watched the Beatles perform on Our World, the first live, international, satellite TV production. The Fab Four were backed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, Keith Moon and others during the broadcast.

- In 1988, original Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Hillel Slovak died from a heroin overdose.

- In 1969, guitarist Mick Taylor made his performance debut with The Rolling Stones in Rome.

- In 1995, Pearl Jam cancelled their current tour, citing an ongoing war with Ticketmaster as the reason.

- In 1970, Hall & Oates recorded together for the first time. 

- And in 1994, Stone Temple Pilots started a three-week run at No. 1 on the album chart with Purple.

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio