The Rock History Report for May 13th

1955 – A riot broke out at an Elvis Presley concert in Jacksonville, Florida, the first time such an incident occurred.

1958 – Jerry Lee Lewis divorced his second wife six months after marrying his third wife, Myra.

1966 – The Kinks recorded their feel-good hit “Sunny Afternoon.”

1970 – Badfinger started recording their song “No Matter What.”

1970 – The Beatles film “Let it Be” premiered in New York.

1971 – Grace Slick crashed her Mercedes Benz into a concrete wall near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

1977 – Linda Ronstadt denied that she’d received a $1 million offer to pose nude for Hustler.

1985 – Bruce Springsteen married Julianne Phillips, though they separated in 1989.

1993 – A season finale of the “The Simpsons” featured The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bette Midler and Barry White.


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