May 13th: Grace Slick, Kiss, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Brian May and more ...

On This Day in Rock

1968: John Lennon and Paul McCartney gave a series of interviews to help launch Apple Corps in the US.

1970: The world premiere of The Beatles film 'Let It Be' took place in New York City.

1971: Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane crashed her Mercedes into a wall near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and was hospitalized.

1972: 'Back Off Boogaloo' by Ringo Starr peaks at Number Nine on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1976: Kiss played the fist UK date on their current Alive World Tour at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England.

1983: Def Leppard appeared at The Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, on their Pyromania World tour.

1985: Bruce Springsteen married Julianne Phillips at Lake Oswego, Oregon. Julianne filed for divorce on Aug 30th 1988.

1987: U2 played the third of a five night run at Brenden Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey.

1989: G N'R Lies by Guns N' Roses peaks at Number Two on the album chart.

1989: Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Be There For You', the group's fourth US No.1, a No.18 hit in the UK.

2000: Singer-guitarist Dickey Betts is sent a fax notifying him he has been fired from the Allman Brothers Band.

2007: Brian May was under 24-hour security watch after a deranged man announced he was setting off to murder him - then disappeared. Police were hunting for a schizophrenic who left a letter behind at his home blaming the Queen guitarist for his illness. In it the man - said May was an "impostor" and that HE was the real rock star. He signed the letter "Brian May."

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