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Summer is tops and Rundgren held hostage in Today’s Rock History!

AUGUST 13TH IS THE 225TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL LEFT-HANDERS DAY, NATIONAL FILET MIGNON DAY, NATIONAL SKINNY DIPPING DAY AND NATIONAL PROSECCO DAY.

1966

“Summer In The City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful hit the top of the Billboard singles chart

1977

Canada’s Bachman-Turner Overdrive, who had reached the Billboard Top 40 seven times since 1974, announced that they are splitting up

 1985

 Jimmy Stokley, who sang lead on Exile’s 1978, #1 hit, “Kiss You All Over”, died after experiencing complications from hepatitis for over a year. He was just 41 years old.

 1980

Todd Rundgren was held hostage while his house is robbed by four masked men. Rundgren, his girlfriend and three houseguests were bound and gagged during the theft. It was reported that one of the intruders had been humming Todd’s hit “I Saw The Light” during the robbery.

 

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