Here’s what happened today in Rock History for October 25:
When the teenagers in the audience kept screaming after The Rolling Stones finished their first song, Ed Sullivan was forced to shout “Quiet!” multiple times before he could introduce the next act. When the band closed the show with “Time Is On My Side”, Sullivan exclaimed “Come on, let them hear it!”, which caused such an uproar, Ed’s short conversation with Mick Jagger was completely inaudible. Sullivan vowed that The Stones would never appear on his show again, but later relented.
(Legend says, some of the girls on this show haven’t stopped screaming for Mick, to this day.)
Led Zeppelin’s third album, “Led Zeppelin III” reached the top of the US album chart. Their first L.P. had hit number 10 and their second had gone to number 7.
For the first time in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the top three spots were held by female solo acts. Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” held down the #1 position, followed by Tina Turner’s “Typical Male” at #2 and Janet Jackson’s “When I Think Of You” at #3.