Events in Music on June 13

  • 1854 Anthony Faas patents the 1st US accordion, having made improvements to both the keyboard, and to enhance the sound (11,062)
  • 1855 Opera "Les Vêpres Sicilenne" is produced (Paris)
  • 1953 85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6
  • 1956 "Shangri-La" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1959 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
  • 1961 "Billy Barnes People" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 8 performances

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1969 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band and joins The Rolling Stones

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1970 "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hits #1 in UK
  • 1970 Beatles' "Let It Be" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • 1970 Beatles' "Long & Winding Road" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

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1976 Bob Marley performs in Amsterdam

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1979 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at 22 Steps NYC for 86 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

1980 Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" hits #1

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

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1980 Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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1988 George Harrison releases "This is Love"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

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1989 Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1990 "Les Miserables" opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
  • 1993 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth NYC after 232 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1995 Björk releases her 2nd solo album "Post"

Singer Björk
Singer
Björk

Music releaseAlbum Release

1995 "Jagged Little Pill" 3rd studio album by Alanis Morissette is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1996)

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette

Music awardsMusic Awards

2001 35th TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards: George Strait, Faith Hill & Alan Jackson wins

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

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2005 A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music releaseMusic Single

2008 "Viva la Vida" single released by Coldplay, - their 1st US No. 1, (Grammy Song of the Year)

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin