Events in Music on July 13

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

Music History

1935 Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer

Music History

1939 Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut, with The Harry James Orchestra, singing "From the Bottom of My Heart" and "Melancholy Mood"

  • 1946 Musical revue "Tidbits of 1946" closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC. after 8 performances

Music Single

1979 George Harrison releases single "Faster"

Music Concert

1984 Eddie Van Halen makes a guest appearance, performing "Beat It", in a Jacksons concert, in Dallas, Texas

  • 1984 Jeff Beck quits Rod Stewart's tour after 7 shows
  • 1985 "Live Aid" concerts held at both Wembley Stadium (London, England) and JFK Stadium (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) raises over $70 million for African famine relief

Music History

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

Music Single

1987 Kylie Minogue releases her debut single "Locomotion"

Music Concert

1988 Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Album Release

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

Music History

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