March 13 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
March 13

1959 : An emergency plane landing in a South Bend, Indiana field nearly kills The Kingston Trio's band members.

1965 : Eric Clapton, complaining that the band is becoming too commercial, leaves The Yardbirds.

1968 : The Byrds' "Greatest Hits" is certified gold.

1977 : David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Blondie begin a North American tour.

1980 : Pink Floyd's "The Wall" is certified platinum.

1988 : Bob Seger receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2006 : Black Sabbath, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Miles Davis and The Sex Pistols are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Sex Pistols refuse to attend the ceremony and turn down the induction.

2006 : Black Sabbath is inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Metallica performs "Hole in the Sky" and "Iron Man" at the ceremony. Tony Iommi almost wasn't able to take his award back to England because airport security said it could have been used as a weapon. Ironically the band had NOT played "Paranoid" at that ceremony.

2008 : South By Southwest features a rare performance from R.E.M. and scorching set from My Morning Jacket.

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