Events in Music on June 13

  • 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)

Music Premiere

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

Music History

1958 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California

  • 1960 "Alley-Oop" by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59
  • 1961 Billy Barnes' musical revue "Billy Barnes People", starting Ken Berry, Dave Ketchum, and Jo Anne Worley, opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 7 performances

Music History

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
  • 1970 Beatles' "Long & Winding Road" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

Music History

1976 Bob Marley performs at Jaap Edenhal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Album Release

1979 Asylum Records releases "Mingus", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 10th studio album

  • 1979 Phyllis Newman's semi-autobiographical one-woman musical comedy "The Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at the 22 Steps Theater, NYC; runs for 85 performances on Broadway

Film Premiere

1980 Deborah Harry and Meat Loaf film "Roadie" premieres

Music History

1980 Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall"

  • 1986 City of Berlin, Germany dedicates Léon Jessel Platz, a small town square, in memory of composer killed - at age 70 - by the Gestapo in 1943

Music Single

1988 George Harrison releases single "This Is Love"

Music History

1989 Piano playing rock singer Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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

Album Release

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

Album Release

1995 Björk releases her 2nd art pop solo album "Post"

Music Awards

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

Music History

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

Music Single

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

Music Concert

2022 The Rolling Stones cancel concert in Amsterdam due to singer Mick Jagger testing positive for Covid