September 13 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Dave Mustaine!

Musicians Born On September 13

1941 David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat and Tears)
1944 Peter Cetera (Chicago)
1950 Randy Jones (Village People)
1952 Don Was
1954 Steve Kilbey (The Church)
1961 Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
1965 Zak Starkey (Son of Ringo Starr)
1977 Fiona Apple

Deaths On September 13

1996 Tupac Shakur

Number 1 In The Charts On September 13

1962 Elvis Presley: ‘Shes Not You’ UK 45
1975 Isley Brothers: ‘The Heat Is On’ US LP
1980 Kelly Marie: ‘Feels Like I’m in Love’ UK 45
1980 Gary Numan: ‘Telekon’ UK LP
1980 Jackson Browne: ‘Hold Out’ US LP
1986 Communards: ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’ UK 45
1986 Berlin: ‘Take My Breath Away’ US 45
1997 Mariah Carey : Honey : US single

Various Music Events On September 13

1955 Little Richard records ‘Tutti Frutti’ for Specialty Label in Los Angeles

1960 The Federal Communications Act (USA) is amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay and makes radio stations individually accountable. No more payola

1964 Animals end their ten-day stay at Paramount Theatre with major concert featuring Marvin Gaye, Miracles, Supremes, Searchers, Countours, Ronettes and Shangri-Las, introduced by Murray the K

1969 ‘Blind Faith’ LP hits UK chart

1969 Plastic Ono Band play first-ever gig at Toronto Peace Festival. Rock-and-roll revival acts also featured

1969 ‘Santana’ debut LP hits US chart

1974 Stevie Wonder returns to live performance a year after his serious road crash

1980 Dave Knopfler leaves Dire Straits

1986 Bruce Hornsby debuts on UK chart with ‘The Way it Is’ LP

1989 Bruce Springsteen records “Viva Las Vegas” for the Elvis Presley tribute album, “The Last Temptation of Elvis.”

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