On This Day In METAL History – May 25th… From THE KINKS To DIO And Happy Birthday KLAUS MEINE!

Kinks - You Really Got Me - promo single 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1964DD

On May 25th, 1965Dave Davies, guitarist for the The Kinks, stumbled onto drummer Mick Avory’s cymbal and was subsequently knocked unconscious, during a concert in London. Whoa and WTF!? I’ve always loved The Kinks; true Hard Rock and Heavy Metal pioneers.

Led Zeppelin - The Who - Concert poster flyer - 1969 - May 25 - Columbia Maryland - #25OMGLZTWMO

Above: The Who and Led Zeppelin Concert flyer. Event was held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, in Columbia, Maryland, USA, May 25th, 1969. Concert flyer artist was Tina Silverman.

The Who - Led Zeppelin - May 25 - 1969 - promo AD - #LZTWMOOMG

The Who - Led Zeppelin - Concert Ticket Stub - May 25 - 1969 - Maryland - #TWLZMOOMFG

On May 25th, 1969The Who and Led Zeppelin performed on the same bill for the only time in Rock History, at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, USA. Led Zeppelin opened for The Who, by the way. Whoa, man! Check out the ticket prices (above) for this unbelievable historic event!! OMFG!! Notice on the ticket stub (above) the misspelling of Led Zeppelin. LOL!! This is an event that I would go to in my time machine; if I had a time machine, that is. I NEED a time machine! Now!! Who is with me?!


On May 25th, 1974Sweet hits #27 in the United Kingdom with their second studio album: Sweet Fanny Adams.

DIO "Holy Diver" large promo album pic!

On May 25th, 1983 – The debut studio album from the iconic DIO released: Holy Diver. This enormously grand Heavy Metal album went on to peak at #56 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Holy Diver would go on to sell one million (plus) copies in the United States alone. Rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD


On May 25th, 1948, Klaus Meine was born in Germany. Happy Birthday, Klaus Meine! Klaus Meine is world-famous as the vocalist, co-songwriter, lyricist and classic member of SCORPIONS. Klaus Meine has also worked with many other musicians projects over the years, including Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia.

Scorpions - St. Petersburg Russia - May 25 - 2015 - Scorpions Facebook credit - #01MSCMOS

SCORPIONS today – from L to R: James Kottak, Matthias Jabs, Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Paweł Mąciwoda

Above photo credit: Scorpions Facebook – May 25, 2015 – Scorpions in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Scorpions - mid 1980s - circus magazine poster - #MOSKM001SF25

Above: Circus (magazine) pull-out poster – circa mid 80’s

Above: SCORPIONS from L to R: Klaus Meine, Francis Buchholz, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs


Stone - 2011 Photo #1






3 Responses to “On This Day In METAL History – May 25th… From THE KINKS To DIO And Happy Birthday KLAUS MEINE!”

  1. All hail the Kinks! And happy b day Klaus!

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