Music History for

September 13


1819 - Composer Clara Wieck Schumann was born.

1874 - Composer Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg was born.

1954 - Judy Garland was on the cover of "Life" magazine.

1960 - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission banned payola.

1965 - The song "Yesterday/Act Naturally" was released by the Beatles.
John Lennon Merchandise - Today in Beatles History

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band made their live debut at the Rock 'n' Roll Revival Concert. Eric Clapton was on guitar.
John Lennon Merchandise - Today in Beatles History

1969 - The Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival Festival took place.

1974 - Stevie Wonder started his first tour since his near-fatal car accident.

1977 - Symphonic conductor Leopold Stokowski died at the age of 95.

1979 - Abba began their first North American tour in Edmonton, Alberta.

1982 - RCA Records announced that David Bowie had left for the South Seas where the filming of "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" was to begin.

1984 - KISS released the album "Animalize."

1989 - Bruce Springsteen recorded "Viva Las Vegas" for "The Last Temptation of Elvis." Today in Elvis History

1989 - Sting made his stage debut at the Threepenny Opera in Washington, DC.

1991 - Alice Cooper sold his new album "Hey Stoopid" in New York's Times Square for 99 cents.

1994 - The debut album "Ready to Die" was released by The Notorious Big.

1996 - Tupac Shakur died six days after being shot four times in a drive-by shooting.

1996 - CMT (Country Music Television) was allowed to resume broadcasting in Canada. The network had been taken off the air over a broadcasting rights dispute.

1997 - Elton John's single "Candle in the Wind 1997" was released in the U.K.

1998 - Mel B (Spice Girls) and Jimmy Gulzarof were married.

1999 - Marcelo Rodriguez, a Beverly Hills police officer, filed a multi-million dollar slander lawsuit against George Michael. The suit alleged that the singer had committed slander in the song and video for "Outside." Rodriguez had arrested Michael on charges of lewd behavior in a public park on April 7, 1998.