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This Day in Music History: October 25th

2011: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler was hospitalized after he collapsed in a Paraguay hotel room due to a case of food poisoning. Tyler was treated for injuries to his face including a loss of teeth after the accident occurred. Aerosmith made up their scheduled concert the following evening.

2006: Ronnie James Dio announced that he would be re-joining his former Black Sabbath bandmates Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward as Heaven and Hell for a 2007 world tour. Vinny Appice would later replace Bill Ward on drums.

2003: Neil Young’s 17th annual Bridge School Benefit concert was held in Mountain View, CA. Among the artists who appeared for this benefit were Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews Band and Incubus.

2003: At an Aerosmith/Kiss concert in Las Vegas, Steven Tyler’s daughter Mia married Papa Roach drummer Dave Buckner. They would later divorce in 2005.

1991: Legendary concert promoter Bill Graham who owned both Filmore venues and promoted Live Aid in Philadelphia died in a helicopter crash. He was 60 years old.

1986: Dire Straits singer & guitarist Mark Knopfler broke his collarbone in a car accident during a celebrity car race before the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide. 

1986: Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first of seven non-consecutive weeks. It was the group’s first number one album.

1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their third and final album Electric Ladyland. The album went on to be their first and only number one album in the U.S.

1964: The Rolling Stones made their debut on U.S. television with an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. After their performance, Sullivan declared that they would never be back, yet they returned for five more performances. 

Birthdays:
Jon Anderson-singer for Yes born in 1944
Glenn Tipton-guitarist for Judas Priest born in 1948
Matthias Jabs-guitarist for Scorpions born in 1955
Chad Smith-drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers born in 1961

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