Why January 13th Matters In Rock History

clapton

It’s January 13th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1973, Eric Clapton made his stage comeback at London’s Rainbow Theatre. The guitarist’s friend, Pete Townshend, organized the concert to help Clapton kick his heroin habit. Ronnie Wood, Steve Winwood and many others performed and the night’s two gigs eventually were released as the Rainbow Concert album.

- In 1978, The Police began recording their debut album, Outlandos d’Amour.

- In 2004, the NFL turned down Bono’s request to perform a new song called “An American Prayer” with Jennifer Lopez during the Super Bowl halftime show. The U2 singer hoped to raise awareness of AIDS in Africa with the tune but the NFL said, “We don’t believe it’s appropriate to focus on a single issue.”

- In 1986, Ozzy Osbourne was taken to court by the parents of John McCollum, a depressed teenager who shot himself while listening to Osbourne’s song “Suicide Solution.” The parents claimed that their son was driven to suicide by the tune. 

- And in 2004, The Beastie Boys offered their defunct label Grand Royal for sale at Bid4Assets.com with a minimum bid of $10,000 U.S.. They started the company in 1992 with Capitol Records but due to mounting debts, it went out of business in 2001. The company, which did not include rights to Beastie music, was bought by a group of fans who then started GR2 Records.

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio

  • Grand River Hospital Foundation 50/50

    Following the success of the first-ever CareNeverStops 50/50 Lottery, we are pleased to announce a new monthly lottery in support of Grand River Hospital. Every month in 2021, you can get the chance to win cash and prizes by playing the 50/50 lottery! Proceeds support a different area of care at Grand River Hospital each month. In January, we’re playing to support mental health care. After a year where most of us faced many new stressors, there are many people in our community are in need of mental health care. Play the 50/50 lottery to support mental health care in our community. Play for care. It’s win-win.
  • Reimagine Winter with Kitchener!

    This year has been challenging for our community. We haven’t been able to gather, socialize and celebrate like we’re used to. More time spent indoors may be making us feel a little more isolated from our community. So, we’re reimagining how we experience and enjoy the winter season. Reimagine Winter offers activities, attractions and programs that give community members the outlet they need during these challenging times. Kitchener is a vibrant and resilient community, and the winter season is still ours to enjoy safely. Let’s reimagine it.
2