April 25, 2015 07:09 GMT
On April 25, 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 (LOH'-pes) of TLC was killed in a car crash in Honduras. She was 30.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Al Pacino is 75. "Dancing With The Stars" judge Len Goodman is 71. Bassist Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival is 70. Singer Bjorn Ulvaeus (BYORN ul-VAY'-us) of ABBA is 70. Actress Talia Shire is 70. Actor Jeffrey DeMunn ("The Green Mile") is 68. Country singer-songwriter Rob Crosby is 61. Actor Hank Azaria ("The Simpsons") is 51. Singer Andy Bell of Erasure is 51. Bassist Eric Avery (Jane's Addiction) is 50. Guitarist Rory Feek of Joey and Rory is 50. Former "Early Show" host Jane Clayson is 48. Actress Gina Torres ("I Think I Love My Wife") is 46. Actress Renee Zellweger is 46. Actor Jason Lee ("My Name Is Earl," "Almost Famous") is 45. Actor Jason Wiles ("Third Watch") is 45. Singer Jacob Underwood (O-Town) is 35. Actress Melonie Diaz is 31. Actress Sara Paxton is 27. Actress Allisyn Ashley Arm ("Sonny With A Chance") is 19.
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