Music History: June 13
2010 Country music singer Jimmy Dean dies while watching television at age 81 in Varina, Virginia.
2000 Sinead O'Connor releases Faith and Courage, her first studio album in six years.
1998 During the Dave Matthews Band set at the Tibetan Freedom Concert in Washington, DC's RFK Stadium, concert-goer Lysa Selfon is struck by lightning. With help from an off duty paramedic, she is revived and eventually makes a full recovery.
1989 Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1985 R&B singer Raz B (of B2K) is born De'Mario Monte Thornton in Cleveland, Ohio.
1980 The Debbie Harry/Meat Loaf film Roadie opens.
1972 39-year-old Clyde McPhatter, who performed with The Dominoes and founded The Drifters before starting a solo career, dies in his sleep after years of alcohol abuse leave him with heart, liver, and kidney disease.
1970 Bread release the soft rock classic "Make It With You."
1968 David Gray is born in Sale, Cheshire, England.
1967 Colin Hay, 14 years old, arrives in Australia with his family, who have left Scotland for a better opportunity. He forms the band Men at Work, which becomes one of the most popular acts in the country.
1963 Paul De Lisle (bassist for Smash Mouth) is born in Exeter, Ontario, Canada.
1962 Rick Nelson records "It's Up To You."
1958 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California (also the alma mater of Captain Beefheart).
1957 Rolf Brendel (drummer for Nena) is born in Hagen, Germany.
1955 Jorge Santana (guitarist for Malo), younger brother of Carlos Santana, is born in Autlán, Jalisco, Mexico.
1954 Bo Donaldson (of Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods) is born Robert Walter Donaldson in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1951 Howard Leese (guitarist for Heart) is born in Hollywood, California.
1949 Dennis Locorriere (lead vocalist and guitarist for Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show) is born in Union City, New Jersey.
1940 Soul singer Bobby Freeman, known for the 1958 hit "Do You Want To Dance," is born in San Francisco, California.
1986Big band leader Benny Goodman dies at age 77.
2015 Rachel Platten is vaulted into the limelight when Taylor Swift brings her on stage to perform "Fight Song" during her concert in Philadelphia.More
2008 R. Kelly is innocent! After a six-year legal battle, he's acquitted of all charges after less than a day of deliberations in his child pornography trial. Prosecutors had argued that a video tape mailed to the Chicago Sun-Times in 2002 showed Kelly doing horrible things with a 13-year-old girl.
2005 After a five-month trial, Michael Jackson is cleared of all charges of child molestation.
1995 Fear Factory issues their second full-length effort, Demanufacture. Produced by Colin Richardson, the album spawns such industrial-metal classics as the title track, "Replica," and a cover of Head of David's "Dog Day Sunrise."
1988 Paula Abdul's debut album Forever Your Girl is released. An accomplished cheerleader and choreographer, she proves successful as a singer as well, as the album produces four #1 hits: "Straight Up," the title track, "Cold Hearted" and "Opposites Attract."
1980 Paul McCartney's "Coming Up" hits #1 in the US.
1970 Rivers Cuomo (lead vocalist/lead guitarist for Weezer) is born in Manhattan, New York City. He is raised on an ashram (spiritual hermitage) in Pomfret, Connecticut.
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