This Day In Rock History: January 13th


It’s important to know your rock history, here at Radio NOVA we bring you ten rock stories from the sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and the noughties.

On this day in rock history: January 13th

1965: Bob Dylan began recording the album Bringing It All Home, in New York City.


1967: Two Beatles members, Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr, went to watch the Jimi Hendrix Experience play in London.

1968: Johnny Cash recorded the famous live album At Folsom Prison. The Singer played in front of 2,000 inmates at the Californian jail.

1969: At the American Sound Studios in Memphis, Elvis began recording his last number one single ‘Suspicious Minds’.

1973: The Who’s guitarist Pete Townsend put on a concert to help Eric Clapton with his heroin addiction.

1979: The soul singer Donny Hathaway committed suicide, he jumped from the balcony of his 15th floor New York City hotel room.

1984: BBC Radio bans the Frankie Goes To Hollywood song ‘Relax’ after a DJ labelled the track as ‘obscene’.

1986: The remaining members of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon, Steve Jones and Paul Cook, sue the band’s former manager Malcom McClaren for £1 million.

2003: Diana Ross is found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol. When the singer was breathalysed, she was double the legal limit. Police said she couldn’t touch her nose, walk straight or count to 30.

2005: A study concluded that more songs had been written about Elvis Presley than any other artist. In total over 220 tracks have been written about ‘The King’ including ‘Graceland’ by Paul Simon, ‘Elvis Has Left the Building’ by Frank Zappa and ‘A Room At The Heartbreakhotel’ by U2.