On April 25th, 1968, The Beatles refused to perform for the Queen of England, saying regardless of the cause, they don’t do benefits.
In 1977, Elvis Presley made what would be the last recordings of his life, at a concert in Saginaw, Michigan. Three songs appeared in the posthumously released album “Moody Blue.”
In 1979, the film “Rock and Roll High School” featuring The Ramones premiered.
In 1981, the band Wings broke up after guitarist Denny Laine quit the group.
In 1990, tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon died in Philadelphia of kidney failure at the age of 67. He helped define the be-bop movement, performing with such artists like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gilespie.
Also in 1990, George Strait was named entertainer of the year at the 25th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
In 1995, actress-dancer Ginger Rogers died in Rancho Mirage, California. She was 83.
In 2002, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (LOH’-pes) of TLC was killed in a car crash in Honduras. She was 30.