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Music History On This Day the 13th of July


On the 13th July 1963 The Rolling Stones played their first ever gig outside London when they appeared at The Alcove Club in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire supporting The Hollies.

On the 13th July 1964 The Animals went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with "The House Of The Rising Sun."

On the 13th July 1965 Paul McCartney was presented with five Ivor Novello Awards at a lunch party at The Savoy, London.

On the 13th July 1967 Pink Floyd made their second appearance on Top Of The Pops to promote their new single "See Emily Play" which was hosted by Pete Murray.

On the 13th July 1968 Black Sabbath played their first gig at a small Blues club in Birmingham.

On the 13th July 1969 Over 100 USA radio stations banned The Beatles new single "The Ballad Of John and Yoko" due to the line "Christ, you know it ain't easy", calling it offensive.

On the 13th July 1974 Elton John started a 2 week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his eighth studio release, "Caribou", and his third No.1 album.

On the 13th July 1974 George McCrae started a 2 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with "Rock Your Baby", his only USA No.1, also No.1 in the UK.

On the 13th July 1978 The BBC announced a ban on The Sex Pistols latest single "No One Is Innocent", which featured vocals by Ronnie Biggs, the British criminal notorious for his part in the Great Train Robbery of 1963.

On the 13th July 1985 At 12.01pm Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium in London and The JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. The cream of the world's biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over £40million. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5bn people in 160 countries made it the biggest live broadcast ever known. Artists who appeared included Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, The Who, U2, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, Queen, Tina Turner, The Cars, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Lionel Richie and Led Zeppelin.

On the 13th July 1985 Duran Duran became the first artists to have a No.1 on the US singles chart with a James Bond theme when "A View To A Kill", went to the top of the charts.

On the 13th July 1985 Elton John re-signed with MCA Records in America, his five-album deal being worth $8 million, the biggest advance in history at the time.

On the 13th July 1990 Curtis Mayfield was badly injured after a strong gust of wind blew a lighting rig on him during an outdoor concert in Brooklyn, New York.

On the 13th July 1991 Bryan Adams went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Everything I Do I Do It For You" which featured on the soundtrack for the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. It stayed at No.1 for a record-breaking 16 weeks. It was also a No.1 in the USA for 7 weeks.

On the 13th July 1996 Over 2,000 guitar players, including Chet Atkins and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, set a new world record for the largest jam session ever when they played "Heartbreak Hotel" for 75 minutes at Nashville's Riverfront Park.

On the 13th July 1997 Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis underwent five hours of hospital surgery after being involved in a motorbike accident in Los Angeles.

On the 13th July 1997 The Prodigy started a 5 week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their third album "The Fat Of The Land".

On the 13th July 1997 A trial against John Denver for drunk driving ended in a hung jury, deadlocked at 3-3. Denver's defence attorney argued that the singer suffered from a thyroid condition that had distorted blood alcohol tests.

On the 13th July 1999 Paul McCartney displayed 73 paintings at the Kunstforum Lyz gallery in the German town of Siegen.

On the 13th July 1999 The New Radicals called it a day after just one album and a world-wide hit single. Front man, songwriter and driving force Gregg Alexander said he would concentrate on producing and writing.

On the 13th July 2002 Fatboy Slim brought the Brighton area to a standstill when he threw a free beach party. Organisers had expected 60,000 fans to attend but over 250,000 turned up causing chaos on the roads with traffic jams over ten miles long

On the 13th July 2004 Arthur ‘Killer’ Kane, bass player with The New York Dolls, died aged 55 after checking himself in to a Los Angeles emergency room, complaining of fatigue. He was quickly diagnosed with leukaemia, and died within two hours.

On the 13th July 2007 Rod Stewart collected his CBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. The singer who was honoured for his services to music wore a skull and crossbones tie, white trousers and a stripy shirt instead of the conventional morning suit.

On the 13th July 2012 Roger Waters' tour The Wall Live, topped worldwide concert ticket sales for the first half of 2012. The show based Pink Floyd's hit 1970s album, took £102.3m.

On the 13th July 2013 Five people were arrested and ejected from the T In The Park music festival in Scotland, for possessing or using pyrotechnic flares. There was also another 53 arrests, mainly for petty crimes and minor drugs offences.

Born On This Day

13th July 1941 English singer-songwriter, Steve Gibbons.

13th July 1942 Roger McGuinn, guitarist and vocalist with The Byrds.

13th July 1942 Stephen Bladd, drummer with American rock band The J Geils Band.

13th July 1955 Mark "The Animal" Mendoza, bassist with Twisted Sister.

13th July 1961 Lawrence Donegan, bassist from British pop band Lloyd Cole And The Commotions.

13th July 1966 Gerald Levert, of the trio LeVert. He died of a heart attack 11th Nov 2006 aged 40.

13th July 1969 Born on his day, Mark Greenway, singer with Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror and Benediction.

13th July 1974 Deborah Cox, Canadian R&B singer-songwriter and actress.

13th July 1988 Tula Paulinea "Tulisa" Contostavlos, English singer-songwriter. She is best known for being a member of hip hop group N-Dubz, during 2011 to 2012, she participated as a judge on the The X Factor.