Posted 12 months ago
By Brad Moore
On April 25th, 1968, The Beatles refused to perform for the Queen of England, saying regardless of the cause, they don’t do benefits.
In 1977, Elvis Presley made what would be the last recordings of his life, at a concert in Saginaw, Michigan. Three songs appeared in the posthumously released album “Moody Blue.”
In 1979, the film “Rock and Roll High School” featuring The Ramones premiered.
In 1981, the band Wings broke up after guitarist Denny Laine quit the group.
In 1990, tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon died in Philadelphia of kidney failure at the age of 67. He helped define the be-bop movement, performing with such artists like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gilespie.
Also in 1990, George Strait was named entertainer of the year at the 25th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
In 1995, actress-dancer Ginger Rogers died in Rancho Mirage, California. She was 83.
In 2002, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC was killed in a car crash in Honduras. She was 30.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Al Pacino is 73. Bassist Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival is 68. Singer Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA is 68. Actress Talia Shire is 67. Actor Jeffrey DeMunn (“The Green Mile”) is 66. Keyboardist Michael Brown of The Left Banke is 64. Country singer-songwriter Rob Crosby is 59. Actor Hank Azaria (“The Simpsons”) is 49. Singer Andy Bell of Erasure is 49. Bassist Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction is 48. Guitarist Rory Feek of Joey and Rory is 48. “Early Show” host Jane Clayson is 46. Actress Gina Torres (“I Think I Love My Wife”) is 44. Actress Renee Zellweger is 44. Actor Jason Lee (“My Name Is Earl,” ”Almost Famous”) is 43. Actress Emily Bergl is 38. Actress Marguerite Moreau is 36. Actor Jason Wiles (“Third Watch”) is 43. Singer Jacob Underwood (O-Town) is 33. Actress Sara Paxton is 25. Actress Allisyn Ashley Arm (“Sonny With A Chance”) is 17.