April 25 in Music History:

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Seeger Sessions

1967 – Just days after the completion of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles begin work on their next album by recording the theme to Magical Mystery Tour at Abbey Road studios in London.

1974 – Steely Dan releases “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.”

1975 – The original New York Dolls break up after Jerry Nolan and Johnny Thunders leave the band in the middle of a tour in Florida. They carry on with replacements into 1976, but disband that year, returning again in 2004.

1975 – The horror music special Alice Cooper: The Nightmare, featuring Vincent Price, airs on ABC.

1977 – Elvis Presley makes his last recordings during a concert at the Saginaw, Michigan Civic Centre. Three songs from the show appear on the posthumously released album Moody Blue.

1979 – The Ramones movie Rock & Roll High School opens.

1981 – Denny Laine leaves the Wings.

1994 – The Eagles play the first of two shows where they record their live album Hell Freezes Over. The name of the album is taken from an earlier quote by Glenn Frey when he responded to the question, “When will the Eagles get back together?”

1999 – Paul Simon performs “Mrs. Robinson” at Yankee Stadium for Joe DiMaggio Day.

2006 – Bruce Springsteen releases We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions.

 

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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