May 13 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
May 13

1955 : Elvis Presley's performance in Jacksonville, Florida is the first Presley show at which a riot ensues. After Elvis tells the audience, "Girls, I'll see you backstage", he has some of his clothes ripped off, but escapes unharmed.

1969 : The Beatles meet at EMI House in London to replicate the cover of their first LP, "Please Please Me", now with beards and long hair, for the cover of their next project, "Get Back". When that project morphs into "Let It Be", the photo is eventually used for the cover of their "blue album," "The Beatles 1967-1970".

1971 : Aretha Franklin's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" is certified gold.

1971 : Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane crashes her Mercedes into a wall near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, which forces the cancellation of some recording sessions.

1971 : Motown child prodigy Stevie Wonder turns 21, and is by law released from his recording contract and given $1 million of the $30 million he has earned while at the label. Nevertheless, after gaining complete artistic control, Wonder resigns to Tamla.

1974 : An unlikely riot occurs at tonight's Jackson 5 concert at RFK Stadium in Washington DC when impatient fans begin smashing bottles in the parking lot. Fifty fans are injured; forty-three are brought to jail.

1975 : A radio station in Jacksonville, Florida knocks out the city's phone service giving away tickets to Elvis Presley's concert.

2002 : Dionne Warwick is arrested at Miami International Airport for possession of marijuana when screeners find 11 marijuana cigarettes inside a lipstick container. Charges are dropped after she does an anti-drug public service announcement.

2003 : Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong pleads guilty to selling drug paraphernalia over the Internet.

2003 : Michael Jackson sues Motown records for alleged nonpayment of Jackson 5 royalties and unauthorized usage of the group's music in TV commercials.

2006 : Ryan Vandeberghe announces that the Suicide Machines have broken up after 15 years.

2008 : Frank Sinatra gets his own stamp 10 years after his death. Featuring a young Sinatra in a snappy suit and fedora, it's a 42 cent stamp.

2008 : The Turtles' Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, better known as "Flo and Eddie", sue Capitol Records for allowing Ice Cube to sample the group's 1972 song "Buzzsaw" for Cube's 1992 hit "Jackin' For Beats".

2008 : Rapper Remy Ma is sentenced to eight years in prison for assault, weapon possession and attempted coercion in conjunction with the shooting of a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub.

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