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Billy Joel’s Golden Ticket and Santana back on Top in Today’s Rock History!

JUNE 25TH IS THE 176TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS COLOR TV DAY, GLOBAL BEATLES DAY, NATIONAL CATFISH DAY, NATIONAL STRAWBERRY PARFAIT DAY AND WORLD VITILIGO DAY

1966

The final Beatles world tour kicked off in Munich, Germany as the Fab Four saw “Paperback Writer” leap from number 15 in the US to number 1.

1980

Billy Joel is awarded a Gold Ticket for performing in front of 100,000 fans at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Crowds flocked to see the piano man sing the tunes from his “Glass Houses” album, which currently sat atop the Billboard Hot 200.

2009

Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 after suffering heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills.

1999

Santana, with Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas on lead vocals, performed “Smooth” on The Late Show With David Letterman.

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