On This Day in Music for June 13

Events in Music

  • 1854 Anthony Faas, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, patents the 1st US accordion, having made improvements to both the keyboard, and to enhance the sound (Patent No. 11,062)
  • 1855 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Les vêpres sicilenne" (The Sicilian Vespers) premieres at the Paris Opéra
  • 1956 "Shangri-La" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1958 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California
  • 1960 "Alley-Oop" by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59
  • 1969 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band and joins The Rolling Stones
  • 1970 "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hits #1 in UK
  • 1970 Beatles' "Let It Be" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
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Musicians Born on Jun 13

  • 1592 Tobias Michael, German composer, born in Dresden (d. 1657)
  • 1627 Fidel Molitor, Swiss composer, born in Wil (d. 1685)
  • 1701 Angelo Antonio Caroli, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1778)
  • 1757 Christian Ludwig Dieter, German composer, born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1822)
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