Music History for
May 13


1842 - Composer Sir Arthur Sullivan was born.

1938 - "When the Saints Go Marching In" was recorded by Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra.

1954 - "The Pajama Game" made its debut on Broadway in New York City at the St. James Theatre.

1955 - Elvis Presley's performance at Jacksonville, FL, became the first Presley show at which a riot ensued.

1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis was granted a divorce from his second wife six months after marrying his third wife, Myra.

1966 - The Kinks recorded "Sunny Afternoon."

1970 - The Beatles film "Let it Be" premiered in New York.
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1971 - Grace Slick smashed her Mercedes into a concrete wall near San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

1977 - Dolly Parton made her New York City debut with a concert at the Bottom Line.

1977 - Linda Ronstadt denied reports saying she had been offered $1 million to be photographed nude for a Hustler centerfold.

1984 - "The Fantasticks" became the longest-running musical in theatre history with performance number 10,000. The show opened on May 3, 1960.

1985 - Bruce Springsteen and Julianne Phillips were married. They separated in 1989.

1993 - The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bette Midler and Barry White were guest voices on the season finale of the "The Simpsons." The episode was entitled "Krusty Gets Kancelled."

2008 - The U.S. Postal Service issued a 42-cent stamp in honor of Frank Sinatra.

2014 - The Michael Jackson album XSCAPE was released by Epic Records.

2015 - Steven Tyler's single "Love Is Your Name" to all digital platforms. It was the lead single from his fourthcoming debut solo album.