March 13 in music history...etc.
posted at 3/13/2013 1:26 PM EDT
The date March 13 yielded some intersting musical news.
1965: Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds.....Beatles 'Eight Days A Week; single goes #1 and stays #1 for two weeks.
1968: Beatles release 'Lady Madonna' in the U.K.
1995: 9th Soul Train Music Awards : Boyz II Men and Anita Baker win.....( how times have changed!)
Other notable news for March 13:
1519: Cortez lands in Mexico ( Neil Young would write an epic song about Cortez The Killer).
1868: Senate begins President Andrew Johnson impeachment trial.
1925:Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution.
1930: Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto ( the planet, not the cartoon dog).
1954: Braves Bobby Thomson breaks his anke. His replacement a young man named Henry Aaron.
1969: Apollo 9 returns to Earth.
1987: John Gotti acquitted of racketeering ( the man known as the "Teflon Don").
1993: Blizzard of '93 hits the northeast U.S.
1996: Thomas Hamilton kills 16 kindergardeners, their teacher and himself....in Scotland.
Talk about the Good the Bad and the Ugly!!!