Sunday, May 24, 2020

Music History Today: May 25, 2020

May 25, 1978: The Who performed a concert in London to be filmed for their documentary movie on the band's history, The Kids Are Alright. 

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The Kids Are Alright highlights the Who’s fifteen-year career, from silent footage at London’s Scene Club in 1965 to the final concert with Moon at Shepperton Film Studios in 1978. 
Read more:  Rolling Stone
May 25, 1968: Simon And Garfunkel scored their second US Number 1 album with 'Bookends.'
This record is worth getting, if only for the cover, which captures the amazing resemblance of Simon and Garfunkel to Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, respectively. Or maybe Avedon has merely captured them at their high-fashion best. It is hard sometimes, to find out who is putting whom on. Someone has succeeded.  
Read more;  Rolling Stone

May 25, 1969: The Hollies recorded "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" with Elton John on piano. 
'He Ain't Heavy, He’s My Brother' must surely be one of the most covered songs of all-time Singers including (deep breath) The Ruffin Brothers, Glen Campbell, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Olivia Newton John, Al Green and Barry Manilow have all recorded a version of it. But in this section of ‘Which Version is Best?’, we’re comparing The Hollies’ version from 1969 with Neil Diamond’s version from 1970. 
Read more:  Smooth Radio

May 25, 1977: George Lucas' space opera Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope) debuted in theaters, and a disco hit was made from its theme song.  

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, originally released as Star Wars, and currently marketed as simply Star Wars: A New Hope is a 1977 film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the Star Wars original trilogy.    
Read more:  Fandom

May 25, 1985: Dire Straits scored their second UK Number 1 album with 'Brothers In Arms', also Number 1 in the US and 24 other countries. 
No one, not even Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits themselves, could have anticipated what happened when they released their new album in 1985. It went on to top the US chart for nine weeks, became a global No.1, a double Grammy-winner and has sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide. June 8, 1985 was the date that year that Brothers In Arms made its debut on the US listings
Read more:U Discover Music

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