October 13 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Paul Simon!

Musicians Born On October 13

1940 Chris Farlow (Out of Time)
1941 Paul Simon (Simon and Garfunkel)
1944 Robert Lamm (Chicago)
1947 Sammy Hagar (Your Love is Driving Me Crazy)
1950 Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention)
1959 Marie Osmond (Osmonds)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 13

1973 Rolling Stones: ‘Goat’s Head Soup’ US LP
1979 Blondie: ‘Eat to the Beat’ UK LP
1979 Police: ‘Regatta De Blanc’ UK LP
1979 Michael Jackson: ‘Don’t Stop til You Get Enough’ US 45
1984 U2: ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ UK LP
1984 Stevie Wonder: ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’ US 45
1991 George Michael : Praying For Time : US single
1996 Boyzone: Words : UK single

Various Music Events On October 13

1963 Beatles appear on UK TV show ‘Sunday Night at the London Palladium’. All the streets around the theatre are closed

1967 The Who release ‘I Can See For Miles’ in UK

1970 Janis Joplin’s ashes are scattered at sea off the California coast

1971 David Essex chosen to play Christ in the forthcoming production of ‘Godspell’

1990 No Sweat debut on UK chart with ‘Heart and Soul’

1998 The Crossroads Center in Antigua, a $6.5 million addiction recovery center funded by Eric Clapton, opens.

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