April 13 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
Miscellaneous
April 13

1962 : The Beatles begin their legendary stint at the new Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany. Performing three to four hours a night for 48 days (with only one day off), the group logs a total of 172 hours of performance. When they return to England, they're already stars with a recording contract.

1965 : The Beatles win their first Grammy Awards, taking Best New Artist and Best Performance by a Vocal Group for "A Hard Day's Night". Record of the Year goes to "The Girl From Ipanema" by Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto.

1967 : The Rolling Stones play their first-ever gig behind the "Iron Curtain" of Soviet countries with a performance in Warsaw, Poland. Police use tear gas to control a riot and disperse the crowd at a Rolling Stones concert when the club where the band performs is overrun by kids without tickets.

1970 : The first sellout of the Montreal Forum, thanks to Led Zeppelin.
 

1975 : The last date of Hawkwind's UK A Dead Singer tour, Queensway Hall, Dunstable.
 

1979 : David Lee Roth collapses on stage from exhaustion during a Van Halen tour stop in Spokane, Washington.

1980 : The musical "Grease" closes on Broadway after 3,883 performances, which is a record at the time.

1982 : Still awaiting trial on a concealed weapon and illegal drug possession charge three weeks earlier, David Crosby is again arrested in Dallas, Texas, after local police find him preparing a "speedball" of cocaine backstage before a show.

1989 : Jack Jones is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6104 Hollywood Blvd.

2004 : Pixies return to the stage after 12 years with a 27-song set at the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis.

2008 : Cult 60's Detroit Soul hero Nathaniel Mayer collapses from the brain hemorrhage that will, within the year, take his life.

2009 : A jury finds the now 69-year-old Phil Spector guilty of second-degree murder in the 2003 shooting death of the actress Lana Clarkson.

2010 : Ron Isley of The Isley Brothers is released from jail after serving 3 years for tax evasion. He came up with song ideas in prison and released the album "Mr. I" on November 30.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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