May 13 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder!

Stevie Wonder, Stevie Wonder Birthday May 13

Musician’s Born On May 13

1941 Ritchie Valens (La Bamba)
1941 Joe Brown (Picture of You)
1943 Mary Wells (My Guy)
1943 Pete ‘Overend’ Watts (Mott the Hoople)
1950 Stevie Wonder
1950 Danny Kirwan (Fleetwood Mac)
1951 Paul Thompson (Roxy Music)
1954 John Logan (What’s Another Year)
1963 Julian Brookhouse (Curiosity Killed the Cat)
1966 Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish)

Stevie Wonder, Stevie Wonder Birthday May 13

Deaths On May 13

1975 Bob Willis (King of Western Swing)
1988 Chet Baker (jazz trumpeter)

Stevie Wonder, Stevie Wonder Birthday May 13

Number 1 In The Charts On May 13

1965 Roger Miller: King of the Road UK 45
1967 Monkees: More of the Monkees US LP
1967 Supremes: The Happening US 45
1978 Boney M: By the Rivers of Babylon UK 45
1978 Yvonne Elliman: If I Can’t Have You US 45
1989 Kylie Minogue: Hand on your Heart UK 45
1989 Simple Minds: Street Fighting Years UK LP
1989 Bon Jovi: I’ll Be There for You US 45
1995 Livin Joy : Dreamer : UK single
1995 Take That : Nobody Else : UK LP
1995 Various : Friday : US LP

Various Music Events On May 13

1966 Rolling Stones release Paint it Black in UK

1968 Beatles shock Britain as they refuse invitation to play for the Queen at London Palladium

1977 Beatles’ Live at Hollywood Bowl LP is released. ‘A labour of love’, says producer George Martin

1977 Dolly Parton makes her first New York concert appearance at Bottom Line

1985 Bruce and Julianne Springsteen get married

1989 Donny Osmond scores his first US Top 5 hit since 1972 as Soldier of Love moves to No. 5 on Hot 100

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