1966, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Love, Captain Beefheart, The Lovin Spoonful and Percy Sledge all appeared at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California.
1966, Jackie Wilson was arrested for inciting a riot and refusing to obey a police order at a nightclub in Port Arthur, Texas. Wilson had a crowd of 400 whipped into a frenzy and refused to stop singing when requested to do so by police. He was later convicted of drunkenness and fined $30.
1966, Neil Diamond makes his first appearance on American Bandstand, serenading Dick Clark with “Solitary Man.”
1967, During a north American tour The Jimi Hendrix Experience gave a free afternoon concert in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. They then played another two shows that evening at the Fillmore West.
1967, 200 million people saw The Beatles perform “All You Need Is Love,” broadcast live via satellite as part of the TV global link- up, Our World. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, Keith Moon and Gary Leeds provided backing vocals.
1969, The Hollies recorded “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.” Elton John played piano on the session.
1969, Sly & the Family Stone record “Hot Fun in the Summertime.”
1970, Hall & Oates record together for the first time as Whole Oats.
1971, The Allman Brothers Band played at Fillmore East in New York City.
1972, David Bowie performed at Greyhound in London England.
1972, Led Zeppelin’s North American tour stops at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
1977, Marvin Gaye went to number one on the US singles chart with “Got To Give It Up,” his third US chart topper.
1978, The Grateful Dead performed at Autzen Stadium on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.
1983, The Police scored their fourth UK number one album with Synchronicity, also a chart topper in the US and featuring the singles “Every Breath You Take” and “Wrapped Around Your Finger.”
Born on June 25: Eddie Floyd, soul singer (1935); Clint Warwick, The Moody Blues (1940); Carly Simon (1945); Allen Lanier, Blue Oyster Cult (1946); Tim Finn, Split Endz, Crowded House (1952); David Paich, Toto (1954), George Michael (1963)