This Day in History: 2023-01-13

 

JANUARY 13th  
Elvis Presley starts a ten-day recording session in Memphis. It’s the first time he’s recorded in his hometown in over a decade. The sessions produce “Suspicious Minds,” among other tracks, for the highly acclaimed album, “From Elvis In Memphis.” 1969
The Police began recording their debut album, “Outlandos d’Amour.” 1978
“Greatest Hits,” a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band compilation, is released exclusively via Wal-Mart. After receiving criticism, Springsteen admits the deal was a mistake. 2009
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Trevor Rabin, one-time Yes guitarist, is born. 1954
James Lomenzo, latter-day Megadeth bassist, is born in Brooklyn. 1959
The Beatles appear on Thank Your Lucky Stars where they perform “Please Please Me.” It’s their first national U.K. TV appearance. 1963
Elvis Presley starts a ten-day recording session in Memphis. It’s the first time he’s recorded in his hometown in over a decade. The sessions produce “Suspicious Minds,” among other tracks, for the highly acclaimed album, “From Elvis In Memphis.” 1969
Eric Clapton makes his stage comeback at London’s Rainbow Theatre. Pete Townshend (The Who) organizes the two concerts to help Clapton kick his heroin habit. The concerts are subsequently released as the Rainbow Concert” album.  1973
An Oakland Coliseum concert to benefit the people of Kampuchea has the Grateful Dead, the Beach Boys and Jefferson Starship. 1980
Rod Stewart’s “Downtown Train” is #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.  1990
KoЯn’s “Play Me,” a track from “Take A Look In The Mirror,” is heard in the NFL Street video game. 2004
Incubus announce they will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund via their nonprofit Make Yourself Foundation. “The magnitude of the tsunami disaster is truly overwhelming and we can only hope that this donation can help bring some relief to the people who’ve been affected by it,” says the band in a statement. 2005
Rush headlines a Canada for Asia tsunami-relief telethon in Toronto. Proceeds go to several charities. 2005
Crossfade appears on NBC’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Their breakthrough single, “Cold,” also claims the top spot on Billboard Radio Monitor’s Most-Played Active Rock Song list for ‘04. 2005
KoЯn holds a press conference at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles to unveil the dates and cities of their upcoming North American tour which gets under way the following month. 2006
Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen wins the Best Music trophy at the Adult Video News (AVN) Awards in Las Vegas (where else?) for his contributions (musical only) to the X-rated movie “Sacred Sin.” 2007
Killswitch Engage postpone the first of three European dates (in London, Bristol and Paris) because guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz aggravated his injured back and has to undergo emergency surgery. Also, singer Howard Jones is hampered with a chest infection. The tour continues when Jones recovers. Peter Wichers fills in for Dutkiewicz. 2007
Eddie Vedder’s “Guaranteed,” from the “Into The Wild” soundtrack, wins the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. 2008
Pearl Jam partners with Verizon Wireless to release remastered tracks from the band’s ’91 debut, “Ten,” to users of the V Cast with Rhapsody service.  2009
Known as Jay Reatard, Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., dies in his sleep in Memphis at age 29. While an autopsy finds that “cocaine toxicity” was the primary cause, alcohol was also a “contributing factor in his death.” 2010
The Who, guitarist Jeff Beck, Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry and former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft appear at the Killing Cancer charity concert at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. 2011
Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” tops a “best car song” poll conducted by Insurance.com. Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long” round out the Top 3. Isurance.com offered a list to choose from but write-ins were allowed. AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell,” Golden Earring’s “Radar Love” and “I Can’t Drive 55” by Sammy Hagar top the submissions. 2014
Switchfoot singer Jon Foreman is treated for a face wound sustained while surfing. “I had a little conversation with my board and it turned into an argument. The board won,” jokes Foreman. Though he makes a full recovery the injury forces the cancellation of a hometown appearance. 2014
Oasis’ back catalog is available on Spotify, Deezer and Rdio. Oasis was one of the more famous holdouts from free music streaming. 2014
It’s a legal matter. Avenged Sevenfold is sued for breach of contract by their label, Warner Bros. Records. The suit claims the band has refused to honor its contract. 2016
Nickelback sues Lloyd’s Of London for non-payment of $13-million dollars after the group’s tour was cancelled due to singer Chad Kroeger’s medical issues. A month earlier, Lloyd’s sued Kroeger for allegedly failing to disclose that he had a pre-existing throat condition. 2016
The National Music Publishers’ Association announces that Aerosmith Steven Tyler has joined the NMPA SONGS (Supporting Our Next Generation of Songwriters) foundation board of directors. “Everyone knows about Steven Tyler’s music, but not everyone knows what a passionate advocate he is for the people behind the songs,” says NMPA SONGS foundation president David Israelite. 2016
The National Football League (NFL) officially announces that Maroon 5, a three-time Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum band, will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show on 02/03 in Atlanta. A handful of pop performers pass on the show in solidarity with former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who while with the San Francisco 49ers, started kneeling during the national anthem in ‘16 to protest racial inequality in the U.S. The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is the most-watched musical event of the year. 2019
A bicycle accident (no cars or other people) near his home puts Marilyn Manson bassist Juan Alderete in a coma.  Though wearing a helmet the musician sustains serious head trauma in the form of a traumatic brain injury.  2020