Today In Rock History…July 13th
In 1994, Kiss performed with Garth Brooks on The Tonight Show for a rendition of “Hard Luck Woman”.
In 1993, Rush singer & bassist Geddy Lee sang “O Canada” at the 64th Major League Baseball All Star Game in Baltimore, MD.
In 1985, Live Aid, spearheaded by Bob Geldof to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia was held in London’s Wembley Stadium and Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium. Performers included Sting, U2, Dire Straits, Queen, David Bowie, The Who, Elton John, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Bryan Adams, Neil Young and Led Zeppelin.
In 1985, Robert Plant peaked at number twenty on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Shaken ‘n’ Stirred which would go Gold in the U.S.
In 1984, During The Jacksons’ concert at Texas Stadium in Dallas, Eddie Van Halen came onstage to perform “Beat It” with the group. This would be the only time Eddie performed the song in concert with Michael Jackson.
Happy Birthday to…
Mark Mendoza – bassist for Twisted Sister born in 1955
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