Almanac: June 13, 2016
- 1934 - Uriel Jones (Funk Brothers) (d. 2009)
- 1940 - Bobby Freeman (76)
- 1943 - Esther Ofarim (73)
- 1947 - Mary Lou Turner (69)
- 1949 - Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook) (67)
- 1951 - Howard Leese (Heart) (65)
- 1951 - Jorge Santana (Malo) (65)
- 1954 - Robert "Bo" Donaldson (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods) (62)
- 1957 - Rolf Brendel (Nena) (59)
- 1963 - Paul De Lisle (Smash Mouth) (53)
- 1963 - Robbie Merrill (Godsmack) (53)
- 1968 - Denise Pearson (Five Star) (48)
- 1968 - David Gray (48)
- 1969 - Søren Rasted (Aqua) (47)
- 1969 - Jamie Walters (47)
- 1970 - Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) (46)
- 1972 - Natalie McMaster (44)
- 1973 - Cheryl "Coco" Evans (SWV) (43)
- 1976 - Jason 'J' Brown (Five) (40)
- 1976 - Kym Marsh (Hear'Say) (40)
- 1978 - Jason Michael Caroll (38)
- 1985 - Raz-B (B2K) (31)
- 1972 - Clyde McPhatter (Billy Ward & the Dominoes, Drifters) - Heart, liver & kidney disease (39)
- 1986 - Benny Goodman - Heart attack (77)
- 1995 - David Parry - Heart attack (52)
- 2010 - Jimmy Dean - Natural causes (81)
On This Day:
- 1958 - Frank Zappa graduated from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, CA
- 1969 - Mick Taylor joined the Rolling Stones who introduced him during a press conference in Hyde Park.
- 1972 - The Country Music Foundation Library and Media Center is dedicated in Nashville.
- 1980 - The movie Roadie opens with appearances by Meat Loaf, Roy Orbison, Blondie, Hank Williams, Jr., Alice Cooper, Don Cornelius, Asleep at the Wheel and Ramblin' Jack Elliott
- 1985 - When Randy Travis' Forever and Ever, Amen spent a second week at the top of the Country Singles chart, it broke an 85-week run where there was a different chart topper every week.
- 1988 - A charity concert against South African apartheid was held at London's Wembley Stadium with Sting, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams, George Michael, Whitney Houston, Dire Straits and more.
- 1989 - Jerry Lee Lewis received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 1992 - Texas police call for a ban of Ice-T's album Cop Killer.
- 1995 - Country's Ty Herdon was arrested for drug possession right before he is scheduled to perform at a police convention.
- 2000 - Bobby Brown came out and admitted he had a problem with alcohol.
- 2000 - Rapper Black Rob was charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon from a May 21 arrest.
- 2001 - Chris LeDoux returns to music for the first time since a liver transplant with a TV appearance.
- 2003 - Brian Harvey of East 17 was cleared of drug possession after the prosecution's chief witness fled the U.K.
- 2003 - Sting and David Gilmour were named CBEs and Gerry Marsden and Errol Brown as MBEs during the Queen's Birthday Honours.
- 2003 - The Arctic Monkeys made their live debut in Sheffield, England.
- 2005 - Michael Jackson was cleared of all charges of child abuse in a Los Angeles court.
- 2005 - All of Alanis Morissette's albums are pulled from the HMV Canada retail chain in protest of her record companies deal to give Starbucks a six-week exclusive on the singer's latest album.
- 2008 - R. Kelly was cleared of all charges of child pornography in a Chicago court.
- 1952 - Jambalaya (On the Bayou), Settin' the Woods On Fire, I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive - Hank Williams
- 1973 - I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
- 1953 - Ain't That Good News - Tempo Toppers (with Little Richard)
- 1972 - A Song For You - Carpenters
- 1975 - Red Octopus - Jefferson Starship
- 1977 - American Stars 'n Bars - Neil Young
- 1979 - Candy-O - Cars
- 1983 - She Works Hard for the Money - Donna Summer
- 1983 - Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan (Debut)
- 1984 - State of Shock - Jacksons with Mick Jagger (single)
- 1988 - Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
- 1989 - What You Don't Know - Expose
- 1989 - Big Game - White Lion
- 1995 - Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
- 1995 - Head Over Heals - Paula Abdul
- 1995 - Post - Bjork
- 2000 - Crush - Bon Jovi
- 2000 - Riding With the King - B.B. King & Eric Clapton
- 1964 - Hollywood Palace - Dean Martin (host), Rolling Stones
- 1966 - Where the Action Is - James Brown, Deuces Wild
- 1967 - As You Like It (U.K.) - Bee Gees
- 1975 - Midnight Special - Seals & Crofts (host), Ron Dante, Ben E. King, Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John
- 1975 - Salute to Sir Lew Grade (U.K.) - John Lennon (his last TV appearance)
- 1980 - Midnight Special - Brothers Johnson (host), J.Geils Band, Jermaine Jackson, Neil Sedaka, Dara Sedaka, Del Shannon, Bonnie Tyler
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1970 - The Long & Winding Road/For You Blue - Beatles (2 weeks)
- 1987 - Always - Atlantic Starr (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1953 - Music for Lovers Only - Jackie Gleason (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
- 1964 - Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong (6 weeks)
- 1970 - Let It Be - Beatles (4 weeks)
- 1992 - Some Gave All - Billy Ray Cyrus (17 weeks)
- 1998 - City of Angels - Soundtrack (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles:
- 1953 - Help Me Somebody - 5 Royales (5 weeks)
- 1960 - Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers (1 week)
- 1981 - Give It To Me Baby - Rick James (5 weeks)
- 1987 - Rock Steady - Whispers (1 week)
- 1992 - Honey Love - R. Kelly and Public Announcement (2 weeks)
- 2009 - Knock You Down - Kerri Hilson Featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles:
- 1981 - What Are We Doin' in Love - Kenny Rogers & Dotty West (1 week)
- 1987 - Forever and Ever, Amen - Randy Travis (3 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1970 - In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry (7 weeks)
- 1981 - Being With You - Smokey Robinson (2 weeks)
- 1999 - Bring It All Back - S Club 7 (1 week)
- 2010 - Shout - Shout For England Featuring Dizzee Rascal and James Corden (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1970 - Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon & Garfunkel (4 weeks (13 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1987 - Whitney - Whitney Houston (6 weeks)
- 2004 - No Roots - Faithless (1 week)
- 2010 - Bionic - Christina Aguilera (1 week)