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.


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