This Day in Music History: May 25th

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2006: Styx recorded and filmed their concert with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH which was released later that year.

2000: Eddie Van Halen is tested for cancer at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. The hospital says that the tests are routine & that he’s not ill.

1993: Dennis DeYoung of Styx made his theatre debut as Pontius Pilate in a 20th anniversary production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA.

1991: Yes peaked at number fifteen on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Union which was their final studio album to go Gold in the U.S.

1990: Lou Gramm departed Foreigner. Guitarist Mick Jones said Gramm’s departure was due to Gramm’s solo work conflicting with Foreigner’s commitments. Gramm later re-joined Foreigner in 1992 before departing again in 2003.

1983: Dio released their debut album Holy Diver which went on to peak at number fifty-six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell one million copies in the U.S.

1978: The Who performed a secret concert for fan club members at London’s Shepperton Film Studios for their documentary The Kids Are Alright. This would be Keith Moon’s last performance with The Who.

1969: The Who & Led Zeppelin performed on the same bill for the only time at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.

1965: Dave Davies, guitarist for The Kinks stumbled onto drummer Mick Avory’s cymbal and was knocked unconscious during a concert in London.

Klaus Meine-singer for The Scorpions born in 1948
Robby Steinhardt-violinist for Kansas born in 1950


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