January 25, 2006 – Mötley Crüe receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “We’re across the street from the Erotica Museum and Frederick’s of Hollywood. This is a perfect place for us to be,” bassist Nikki Sixx told an estimated 600 screaming fans.
January 25, 2003 – Billy Joel crashes his Mercedes in Long Island, New York. He had swerved into a tree driving solo in Sag Harbor. No summonses were issued, and Joel was not given a Breathalyzer test.
Classic Rock Birthdays
January 25, 1958 – Gary Tibbs, bass (Roxy Music, Adam and the Ants)
January 25, 1953 – Malcolm Green, drums (Split Enz)
January 25, 1950 – Michael Cotten, synthesizer (The Tubes)
January 25, 1956 – Andy Cox, guitar (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals)
January 25, 1938 – Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins), vocals (d. 2012)
January 25, 1986 – Albert Grossman dies of a heart attack while flying on the Concorde from New York to London. He was 59. Grossman managed Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Band, Janis Joplin, Gordon Lightfoot and Todd Rundgren. He also built the Bearsville Recording Studio near Woodstock in 1969 and in 1970 he founded Bearsville Records.
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