December 13 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
December 13

1928 : "An American in Paris", a musical by George Gershwin, premieres in New York City.

1983 : Jimmy Page and Robert Plant reunite for the first time since the band's tragic breakup two years earlier, with Page stepping onstage at Plant's Hammersmith Odeon concert for a rendition of Roy Head's "Treat Her Right".

1999 : BMI declares the Righteous Brothers' 1965 smash "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" as the most-performed song of the century.

2003 : Jack White, frontman for The White Stripes, assaults Von Bondies frontman Jason Stollsteimer in a Detroit nightclub, possibly because Stollsteimer badmouthed White in the press. Three months later, White pleads guilty to assault and battery and is forced to pay $750 and take anger management classes.

2012 : Songwriting legend Carole King, whose career dates back to the Brill Building, wins the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize in recognition of her lifetime achievement. She is the first woman to have been awarded this honor, which fits with her having authored "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", among many other chart-smashers during her five decade career.

2012 : Police bust a bizarre murder plot targeting pop singer Justin Bieber. A team of three hit men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, had been making plans to stalk and kill the singer and even castrate him. One of the three men had reportedly been obsessed with Bieber to the point of having a tattoo of him on his leg. All three men were apprehended along with confiscated weapons - and a set of pruning shears.

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