It’s August 13th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1977, Bachman-Turner Overdrive announced that they were splitting up.
In 2009, guitar innovator Les Paul, who invented the solid-body electric guitar, died at age 94.
In 1996, 311 put on a free “Choose or Lose” concert in San Diego, just outside the Republican National Convention, with the hope of heightening youth interest in the political world.
In 1966, The Lovin Spoonfulstarted three weeks on top of the chart with their hit song “Summer in the City.”
And in 1980, four masked robbers broke into Todd Rundgren’s New York house, tied him up and stole paintings and stereo equipment. One of the intruders was reportedly humming Rundgren’s song “I Saw the Light.”
And that’s what happened today in rock history.