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September 25

1964 Beatles manager Brian Epstein turns down a 3 1/2 million pound offer from a group of US businessmen who wanted to buy out his Beatles’ management contract.

1965 The Beatles, a half hour Saturday morning cartoon show featuring genuine Beatles songs but not their real voices, premieres on ABC-TV. The show would run through September 7, 1969.

1967 The Beatles record “Fool On The Hill” at Abbey Road Studios in London. Paul McCartney would later say “I was writing about someone like Maharishi (Yogi). His detractors called him a fool. Because of his giggle, he wasn’t taken too seriously.”

1970 The Partridge Family TV show, starring David Cassidy debuts on ABC-TV.

1975 41 year old Jackie Wilson suffers a heart attack while performing at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Ironically, he was in the middle of singing one of his biggest hits, “Lonely Teardrops” and was two words into the line, “….my heart is crying” when he collapsed to the stage, striking his head heavily. He suffered brain damage and lapsed into a coma. Although he never uttered another word, he remained clinging to life for over eight years and died January 21st, 1984.

1976 After five years of recording and touring together, Loggins and Messina play their farewell concert in Hawaii at the end of a 34 city tour.

1980 Led Zeppelin was rehearsing at Jimmy Page’s house in preparation for an American tour when drummer John Bonham was found dead in his bed following an all-day drinking binge. The 32 year old Bonham had passed out and choked on his own vomit.

1982 Queen make a guest appearance on US TV’s Saturday Night Live.

1990 A street is named Little Richard Boulevard in the singer’s hometown of Macon, Georgia.

2012 Andy Williams died of bladder cancer at the age of 84.

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