13 May

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1947 Pete "Overend" Watts (bass guitarist for Mott the Hoople) is born in Yardley, Birmingham, England.

1945 Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz (harmonica player for The J. Geils Band) is born in New London, Connecticut.

1943 Motown singer Mary Wells is born in Detroit, Michigan.

1941 Rock and roll singer and guitarist Joe Brown is born in Swarby, Lincolnshire, England.

1941 Rock and roll pioneer Ritchie Valens is born Richard Steven Valenzuela in Pacoima, California.

1938 Louis Armstrong records an influential jazz rendition of the Black spiritual "When The Saints Go Marching In," which becomes a jazz and pop standard.

1935 Pop songwriter Teddy Randazzo is born in Brooklyn, New York. Known for '60s hits "Pretty Blue Eyes," "Goin' Out Of My Head," and "Hurt So Bad," among others.

1934 Hymn composer William Golden dies in a traffic accident near Eupora, Mississippi.

1914 Country singer-songwriter Johnnie Wright (Johnnie and Jack), known for the 1965 hit "Hello Vietnam," is born in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

1912 Jazz musician Gil Evans is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1911 Jazz singer Maxine Sullivan, known for her 1937 swing version of the Scottish folk song "Loch Lomond," is born Marietta Williams in Homestead, Pennsylvania.

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PMRC Rallies Support For Labelling Offensive Music


The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) holds a meeting in a Washington church where they foment support for their agenda: a ratings system for albums and concerts like those used for movies, and also to keep offensive album covers out of view in record stores. Their efforts lead to warning stickers on albums with offensive lyrics.

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