On This Day

Events in Music on July 13

  • 1668 Van Marco Cesti's opera "Il Pomo d'Oro" (the Golden Apple or Tomato) premieres in Vienna

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1939 Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1946 "Tidbits of 1946" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 8 performances

Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

1978 BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"
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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978

Music releaseMusic Single

1979 George Harrison releases single "Faster"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Music concertMusic Concert

1984 Eddie Van Halen joins in, in a Jacksons concert

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen

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1987 Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler

Music releaseMusic Single

1987 Kylie Minogue releases her debut single "Locomotion"

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue

Music concertMusic Concert

1988 Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting

Music releaseAlbum Release

2006 UK singer-songwriter Lily Allen releases her debut album "Alright, Still" (Grammy nominee Best Alternative Music Album)

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen

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2009 "She Wolf", the lead single from Shakira's eighth album, premieres

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira