May 25, 2009
2006 – Reggae musician Desmond Dekker dies of a heart attack at his home in Croydon, England, at the age of 64.
2005 – Domenic Troiano of the Guess Who and Bush dies of prostate cancer in Toronto, Canada, at the age of 59.
2005 – Country singer Carrie Underwood wins Season Four of “American Idol.”
2004 – Phish announces it is splitting up after 21 years.
2002 – More than two dozen people are injured in a mosh pit stampede while rapper Eminem is performing at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium
1996 – Brad Nowell of Sublime dies of a heroin overdose in San Francisco at the age of 28
1992 – Khalil Rountree, tour manager for Boyz II Men, is shot and killed at a Chicago hotel. He and the group were staying at the hotel while in Chicago on tour with rap star Hammer.
1983 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Flashdance ... What a Feeling,” Irene Cara.
1978 – The Who plays its last show with drummer Keith Moon.
1975 – Lauryn Hill of the Fugees is born in South Orange, N.J.
1975 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Before the Next Teardrop Falls,” Freddy Fender.
1962 – The Isley Brothers release “Twist and Shout.”
1958 – Paul Weller (John William Weller) of the Jam and the Style Council is born in Surrey, England.
1948 – Klaus Meine of the Scorpions is born in Hanover, Germany.
1947 – Mitch Margo of the Tokens is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1936 – Country singer Tom T. Hall is born in Olive Hill, Ky.
1921 – Songwriter Hal David is born in New York City.