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This Day in Music History: April 13th
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2012: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had five of their guitars stolen from the Soundstage in Culver City, CA where they were rehearsing for a tour. 


1993: Then-Massachusetts Governor William Weld declared Aerosmith Day in Massachusetts.


1991: R.E.M. made their broadcast television debut as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live performing “Losing My Religion” & “Shiny Happy People”.


1979: During a Van Halen concert in Spokane, WA, David Lee Roth collapsed onstage due to heat exhaustion.


1974: Paul McCartney & Wings reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Band on the Run which went on to sell three million copies in the U.S.


1973: During an appearance on ABC’s In Concert, The J. Geils Band was censored while performing “Give It to Me” due to the lyric “get it up”.


1973: The Who singer Roger Daltrey released his debut solo album Daltrey which went on to reach number forty-five on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & had most of its songs co-written by the then-unknown Leo Sayer.


1970: Led Zeppelin became the first band to sell out the Montreal Forum which drew an estimated 17,500 fans.


1965: The Who began recording “Anywhere, Anyhow, Anyway” at IBC Studios in London.


Birthdays:
Jack Casady-bassist for Jefferson Airplane born in 1944
Lowell George-singer and guitarist for Little Feat born in 1945
Max Weinberg-drummer for The E Street Band born in 1951
Marc Ford-guitarist for The Black Crowes born in 1966

 

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