Today In Music History – April 25th.

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1974, Pamela Courson the long-term companion of the late Jim Morrison died of a drugs overdose. It was Courson who found The Doors singer dead on July 3, 1971 in the bathtub of their apartment in Paris, France.

1979, The Police made their debut on BBC TV’s Top Of The Pops performing ‘Roxanne’. It was broadcast May 3rd 79.

1980, Stranglers singer, guitarist Hugh Cornwell was released from a London prison after serving six weeks for possession of drugs.

1987, U2 started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fifth studio album The Joshua Tree.

1990, The Fender Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix played at the Woodstock festival was auctioned off for a record $295,000. His two-hour set at the 1969 festival became the longest of his career.

1994, The Eagles played the first of two shows where they recorded their ‘Hell Freezes Over’ album.

1997, U2’s ‘Pop Mart’ world tour kicked off at The Las Vegas San Boyd Stadium in front of 35,000 fans.

2017, Elton John suffered a pretty serious bacterial infection while on the road, forcing him to spend two nights in intensive care and cancel concerts in the US.

1950, Born on this day, Steve Ferrone, former drummer with the Average White Band, Ferrone is now best known for being the drummer for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for the last 25 years, He has also recorded and performed with Duran Duran, Stevie Nicks, Laura Pausini, Christine McVie, Slash, Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, Bee Gees, Scritti Politti, Aerosmith and Johnny Cash.

History made. Metallica gave the world a first.  All 12 of the songs from their new 72 Seasons album will be released as videos using American sign language (ASL)

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