This Day in Music History: March 13th
2006: Black Sabbath, Blondie, Miles Davis, Lynyrd Skynyrd & the Sex Pistols were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Sex Pistols didn’t attend & former Blondie members Nigel Harrison & Frank Infante used their portion of their speeches to ask why they didn’t get to perform.
2003: The surviving members of MC5 performed at the 100 Club in London with special guests which included Ian Astbury of The Cult & Lemmy of Motorhead.
1996: Ramones fans rioted in Buenos Aires after they found out that they had waited all night to buy tickets for a concert that was already sold out.
1993: Van Halen debuted and peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their first live album Live: Right Here, Right Now which went on to sell two million copies. Sammy Hagar revealed in his 2011 autobiography Red that the entire album was re-recorded in the studio.
1977: Iggy Pop kicked off a North American tour with David Bowie on keyboards in Montreal at Le Plateau Theatre. The support act was Blondie.
1976: Nazareth peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of “Love Hurts” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1971: The Allman Brothers Band completed their two night stand at New York City’s Fillmore East which was recorded and later released as a live album titled At Fillmore East, widely considered as their breakthrough album.
1971: Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” which was their tenth top ten single in the U.S.
1965: Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds, dissatisfied with their new pop direction as Clapton wanted to continue playing in the blues type vein. Jeff Beck would replace Clapton within two weeks of his departure.
Adam Clayton-bassist for U2 born in 1960
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