This Day in Music History: August 13th

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1999: Detroit Rock City a movie about four teenagers who travel to Detroit to see Kiss in concert premiered in theaters. The movie bombed at the box office, but would go on to become a cult classic.


1991: Metallica released their self-titled fifth album, commonly referred to as The Black Album. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & go on to sell sixteen million copies in the U.S.


1982: Don Henley released his debut solo album I Can’t Stand Still. The album went on to be certified Gold & peak at number 24 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.


1980: Four masked men broke into Todd Rundgren’s home in Woodstock, NY and stole Hi-Fi equipment and paintings after Rundgren was tied up. Rundgren later claimed he heard one of the thieves humming “I Saw the Light”.


1977: Bachman-Turner Overdrive announced they were splitting up. They would reunite in 1983 before splitting up again in 2005.


1975: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band began a five night showcase stand at New York City’s Bottom Line shortly before the release of Born to Run. 


1973: Lynyrd Skynyrd released their debut album (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd). It featured such songs as “Simple Man”, “Tuesday’s Gone”, “Gimme Three Steps” & “Free Bird”.


1969: The Guess Who recorded “American Woman” at RCA Mid-America Recording Center Studio B in Chicago which went on to become their first number one single in the U.S.


1966: The Rolling Stones peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Mother’s Little Helper” which was their eighth top ten single in the U.S.


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