Why July 13th Matters in Rock History

By Dave Basner

July 12, 2019

Black Sabbath File Photos

It’s July 13th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

In 1968, Black Sabbath performed their first show ever, playing as Earth, their name before changing it to Sabbath. It took place at a blues club in Birmingham, England.

In 1973, Queen released their self-titled debut album.

In 1993, Rush’s Geddy Lee performed “O Canada” for the crowd at the MLB’s all-star baseball game in Baltimore.

And in 1997, Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis underwent five hours of surgery following a motorcycle accident in LA.

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

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(H/T This Day in Music)

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