Wednesday May 13th
1945 – “Magic” Dick Salwitz of the J. Geils Band is born in New London, Conn.1966 – Darius Carlos Rucker, lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish, is born in Charleston, S.C.
1966 – The Kinks record “Sunny Afternoon.”
1966 – The Rolling Stones release the future No. 1 “Paint It Black.”
1970 – The Beatles documentary Let It Be premieres in New York.
1971 – Jefferson Airplane call a halt to recording their latest album after Grace Slick crashes her Mercedes in San Francisco.
1983 – Iron Maiden unleash Piece of Mind.
1985 – Bruce Springsteen marries actress Julianne Phillips in Lake Oswego, Ore. They divorce in 1989.
1993 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bette Midler and Barry White lend their voices to the season finale of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.” The episode, “Krusty Gets Kancelled,” marks White’s second “Simpsons” guest appearance.
2004 – Courtney Love pleads not guilty to assault charges, then holds a press conference in the Manhattan Criminal Court ladies restroom. She is alleged to have hit a fan over the head with a mic stand during a New York club show.
2004 – KISS’ Gene Simmons comes under fire from the Australian Muslim community after branding the Islamic culture “vile” in a Melbourne radio interview.
2007 – Brian May was under 24-hour security watch after a deranged man announced he was setting off to murder him – then disappeared.
2011 – Rolling Stone Magazine voted “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan as the best ever song.