Today In Rock: May 25

1954

The Starlite Wranglers, a country dance band that includes Scotty Moore on guitar and Bill Black on standup bass, records a single ("My Kind of Carryin' On") for Sun Records.

1957

"Bye Bye Love," the first of many songs by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant that will be made famous by the Everly Brothers, enters the Top Forty. A million seller, it holds at #2 for four weeks.

1959

Billie Holiday gives her final performance in New York City.

1963

Ray Charles hits #8 with "Take These Chains From My Heart".

1963

Sam Cooke hits #10 with "Another Saturday Night".

1963

The Beach Boys score their first Top Ten hit with "Surfin' USA," Brian Wilson's reworking of Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen."

1968

Percy Sledge hits #11 with "Take Time To Know You."

1973

David Bowie releases Diamond Dogs which will eventually peak at #5.

1974

David Bowie releases the decadence-themed 'Diamond Dogs,' a true solo album on which he sings and plays most of the instruments.

1974

Sweet hits #27 in the UK with 'Sweet Fanny Adams'.

1975

Before the Next Teardrop Falls (Freddie Fender) was a hit.

1975

Rick Wakeman of Yes releases solo effort 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'. It peaks at #3 in the US.

1980

Funkytown (Lipps, Inc) was a hit.

1991

A fully reformed Yes releases 'Union' which peaks at #15 in the US.