This Day in Music History

March 13th:

1961, The Temptations auditioned for Motown Records. They were then known as the Elgins but soon changed their name. Now having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history, known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, the group was highly influential in the evolution of R&B and soul music.

The Temptations

Photo Credit: Showtime Music Archives

1965: “Eight Days a Week” single by Beatles goes no.1 and stays at no.1 for 2 weeks.

1966: Rod Stewart left the British blues band Steampacket to work as a solo artist.

1977: Iggy Pop kicked off his North American leg of “The Idiot World Tour” in Montreal, Canada. Blondie were the opening act on this leg of the tour and David Bowie in the band playing keyboards and backing vocals.

Iggy Pop x David Bowie

Photo Credit: Richard Mccaffrey/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images

1999: Cher started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Believe’, making Cher the oldest singer at the Hot 100 charts at the age of 53.

2006:  The Sex Pistols refused to attend their own induction into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

2013: Jimi Hendrix scored his highest chart debut since 1969 when his new studio album “People, Hell & Angels” consisting of unreleased tracks recorded with a variety of musicians between 1968 and 1970, sold 72,000 copies in the US on the week of release and made its debut at No.2 on the charts.

Jimi Hendrix.jpg

Photo Credit: Bruce Fleming/AP Images


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