13 Sep 1943
Ray Elliot, keyboards, saxophone and flute with the Northern Irish band Them who had the 1965 UK hits 'Baby, Please Don't Go' and 'Here Comes The Night' with Van Morrison on lead vocals. Morrison quit the band in 1966 and went on to a successful career as a solo artist.
13 Sep 1944
American singer Peter Cetera who with Chicago had the 1976 US & UK No.1 single 'If You Leave Me Now'. Cetera left the band in July 1985 and scored the solo 1986 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Glory Of Love' the theme song from the film The Karate Kid Part II.
13 Sep 1952
American musician, record producer and record executive Don Was, of the 1980s pop group group Was Not Was, who had the 1992 UK No.4 single 'Shake Your Head'. Was has worked with many artists including Iggy Pop, The B-52s, Jackson Browne, The Rolling Stones, Kris Kristofferson and John Mayer.
13 Sep 1952
Randy Jones, from American disco group The Village People. They had the hit singles 'Macho Man', 'In the Navy', 'Go West and the 1978 US No.2 hit 'YMCA'. Its members were a symbolic group of fantasy stereotypes in attire often worn by gay men of Greenwich Village.
13 Sep 1963
Dave Mustaine, guitarist, Megadeth and one time member of Metallica.
13 Sep 1965
Zak Starkey, drummer, (son of Ringo). Formed his own band The Face and has worked with The Who, Oasis, Johnny Marr and the Spencer Davis Group.
13 Sep 1967
Stephen Perkins American musician and songwriter, drummer and percussionist from Jane's Addiction and Porno for Pyros.
13 Sep 1977
Fiona Apple, US singer, songwriter, (1996 album 'Tidal').
13 Sep 1960
The Federal Communications act in the USA was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay of records.
13 Sep 1963
Graham Nash fell out of The Hollies van after a gig in Scotland. Nash checked to see if the door was locked, it wasn't and he fell out as it travelled at 40 m.p.h.
13 Sep 1964
During a UK tour two dozen rugby players were hired as 'a human crash barrier' at a Rolling Stones gig at the Liverpool Empire. The 'human chain' disappeared under a wave of 5,000 fans as the Stones took to the stage.
13 Sep 1969
John Lennon & Yoko Ono flew to Canada to perform at the Rock & Roll Revival Show in Toronto, Canada. The band members Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and drummer Alan White were put together so late that they had to rehearse on the plane from England. Also making an appearance at the concert were Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Bo Diddley, The Doors and Alice Cooper. Lennon later released his performance as the Live Peace in Toronto 1969 album.
13 Sep 1991
Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana's single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.
13 Sep 1996
American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur died after being shot six days earlier when he was driving through Las Vegas. 13 bullets were fired into his BMW. The incident was blamed on East and West Coast Gang wars. Shakur was a convicted sex offender, guilty of sexual abuse. After serving eleven months of his sentence he was released from prison on an appeal financed by Marion "Suge" Knight, the CEO of Death Row Records.
13 Sep 2000
Elton John threw a tantrum when he was set to appear at a sell-out show at the Estoril Casino near Lisbon. Elton was unhappy after the audience were slow in leaving a VIP dinner before the concert, Elton left the building and flew home on his private jet without playing a note.
13 Sep 2015
Gary Richrath, lead guitarist and songwriter for REO Speedwagon died at the age of 65. Richrath recorded 12 albums with the band before leaving in 1989 and released his own solo album in 1992.
13 Sep 2019
American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eddie Money died of cancer age 70. He released over ten albums and had a string of hits in the late Seventies including 'Baby Hold On', 'Two Tickets to Paradise' and 'Take Me Home Tonight'.