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Sat Aug 13, 2022, 11:15 AM

August 13: This Date in Rock and Roll History.

1982. Southern Soul singer Joe Tex dies of a heart attack at age 47 in Navasota, Texas.

1977. Bachman-Turner Overdrive announce that the group is splitting up. They reunite five years later.

1971. Saxophonist King Curtis dies at age 37 after being stabbed outside of his apartment in New York City. Known for his distinctive playing on The Coasters' "Yakety Yak."

1967. A planned Joan Baez concert at Washington DC's Constitution Hall is canceled after the Daughters of the American Revolution protest her recent anti-war remarks concerning Vietnam.

1965. The Beatles release the album Help! in the US. Along with the title track, it includes the hits "Yesterday" and "Ticket To Ride."

1965. Jefferson Airplane make their stage debut at San Francisco's new club The Matrix (3138 Fillmore). The group gets a record deal after receiving a positive review in the San Francisco Chronicle.

1964. The Supremes record "Baby Love" at Motown studios. The song is inspired by a girl who had the heart of Lamont Dozier, who wrote the song with Eddie and Brian Holland. This team of Holland-Dozier-Holland wrote most of the hits for the group.

Courtesy of https://calendar.songfacts.com/august/13/

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