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Ronstadt in Hustler? And Booker T’s bassist passes in today’s Rock History!

MAY 13TH IS THE 133RD DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS ACCOUNTING DAY, COUGH DROP DAY, FROG JUMPING DAY, INTERNATIONAL HUMMUS DAY, NATIONAL APPLE PIE DAY, NATIONAL FRUIT COCKTAIL DAY, NATIONAL LEPRECHAUN DAY, NATIONAL WOMEN’S CHECK-UP DAY, TOP GUN DAY, TULIP DAY AND WORLD COCKTAIL DAY.

 1966

The Rolling Stones release “Paint It Black”, one of the first Rock records to use a sitar. The single will hit number one in both the UK and the US.

1977

Linda Ronstadt denies reports that she’d been offered $1 million to be photographed nude for a Hustler Magazine centerfold. Publisher Larry Flynt offered the amount to ten famous women, none of whom accepted.

2012

Donald “Duck” Dunn, bass guitarist for Booker T and the MGs & The Blues Bros., passed away while touring in Japan at the age of 70.

2015

American Idol crowned their 14th Season champion Nick Fradiani with guest appearances by The Jacksons, Chic, Michael McDonald, New Kids on the Block and Steven Tyler.


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