Music History: June 25
2016 50 Cent is arrested for using the word "motherf-----" during a concert performance in St. Kitts, where it's illegal to use foul language in public. He's granted bail for around $1,800 and is slapped with an unknown fine, though it's probably close to $400, the same price DMX paid for cursing in the Caribbean in 2003. Fiddy's rep blames the DJ, who didn't have a clean version of the offending track.
2012 James Rosemond aka "Jimmy Henchman" is indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, having allegedly ordered a hit on a rival who allegedly assaulted his son. If that doesn't seem like music news, consider that Rosemond was a hip-hop mogul and CEO of Czar Entertainment, manager of such artists as Too Short and Salt-N-Pepa (for their song "Shoop"). Rosemond has also been implicated in the deadly East-West coast "rap war" feud that claimed the lives of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
2009 Sky Saxon (lead singer of The Seeds) dies at age 71 when an untreated infection leads to heart and renal failure.
1995 During Elastica's set at the Glastonbury Festival, concert-goer Antony Genn jumps on stage and dances naked for about a minute while the band plays on.
1993 Weezer sign with DGC Records.
1993 Nora Ephron's romantic comedy Sleepless In Seattle, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, opens in theaters. With songs from Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and Harry Connick, Jr., the movie spawns a hit soundtrack and renews interest in standards.
1988 Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Hillel Slovak dies of a drug overdose at age 26.
1987 Songwriter Boudleaux Bryant dies of cancer at age 67 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Co-wrote hit songs with wife Felice Bryant, including The Everly Brothers' "All I Have to Do Is Dream" and "Bye Bye Love."
1975 Frank Zappa's last album with The Mothers of Invention, One Size Fits All, is released.
1974 Mario Calire (drummer for The Wallflowers) is born in Buffalo, New York.
1973 Bobby Darin marries his second wife, legal secretary Andrea Yeager. They divorce just four months later, shortly before Darin's death.
1972 Mike Kroeger (bassist for Nickelback) is born in Hanna, Alberta, Canada.
1970 Chicago release "25 or 6 to 4" from Chicago II.
1969 Sly & the Family Stone records "Hot Fun in the Summertime."
1969 The Hollies record "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother."
1968 Rapper Candell "Candyman" Manson is born in Los Angeles, California.
1954 David Paich (keyboardist for Toto) is born in Los Angeles, California.
1952 Rock guitarist/pianist Tim Finn (of Crowded House) is born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand. He'll form the Finn Brothers with Crowded House bandmate and brother Neil Finn.
1946 Allen Lanier (keyboardist, rhythm guitarist for Blue Oyster Cult) is born in Long Island, New York.
1946 Rock multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald (of Foreigner, King Crimson) is born in Osterley, Middlesex, England.
1942 Jazz musician Joe Chambers (of The Chambers Brothers) is born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1937 Eddie Floyd is born in Montgomery, Alabama, and will grow up in Detroit, Michigan. Known for writing and performing the 1966 hit "Knock On Wood."
2009Fifty-year-old Michael Jackson is found dead in the Los Angeles mansion he is renting. The shocking news spreads quickly through social media outlets, and Jackson is the subject of numerous tributes over the next few weeks.
2014 Beyoncé and Jay-Z kick off their On The Run tour with a show in Miami, with the couple co-headlining. The tour is one of the most profitable ever on a per-show basis, averaging over $5 million per concert.
1967 The Beatles premiere the song "All You Need Is Love" to 400 million people on a worldwide TV program.
1963 George Michael is born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in East Finchley, London, England.
1945 Carly Simon is born in the Bronx, New York City. Her dad is Richard L. Simon, co-founder of Simon & Schuster publishing.