March 13 – Today In Rock Music History

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Musician’s Born On This Day March 13

1933 Mike Stoller (Lieber and Stoller)
1939 Neil Sedaka (Breaking Up Is Hard to Do)
1949 Donald York (Sha-Na-Na)
1959 Ronnie Rogers (T’Pau)
1960 Adam Clayton (U2)

Number 1 In The Charts On March 13

1965 Beatles: Eight Days A Week US 45
1976 Four Seasons: December ’63 (Oh What a Night) US 45
1976 Eagles : Eagles- Their Greatest Hits US LP
1993 Snow : Informer : US single
1993 Lenny Kravitz : Are You Gonna Go My Way : UK LP
1993 Eric Clapton : Unplugged : US LP

Various Music Events On March 13

1959 Eddie Cochran’s C’Mon Everybody hits UK chart

1965 Beatles begin filming Australian sequences of film Help

1965 Eric Clapton leaves Yardbirds, considering the group to have become ‘too commercial’

1966 Rod Stewart leaves Steampacket to go solo

1971 Stephen Stills hits UK chart with Love The One You’re With

1971 Allman Brothers record one of the great live albums, at Fillmore East

1987 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1996 Glen Ballard, who produced Alanis Morisseette’s “Jagged Little Pill” LP loses a commendation given to him by Mississippi lawmakers. They take it away after being offended by the lyrics of “You Oughta Know.”

1996 Several people are hurt when angry fans riot in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They have been waiting all night for Ramones tickets and find out they are all gone.

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