November 13 Rock And Roll History
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On this day in 1968, Brian Jones, guitarist for the Rolling Stones, bought Cotchford Farms in Sussex, England. This was where A.A. Milne wrote the Winnie the Pooh stories, and there were still statues of Pooh characters on the grounds.
In 1970, Syd Barrett's second solo album, "Barrett", was released just 10 months after the first one, "The Madcap Laughs." The whole album was produced by David Gilmour, and it featured performances by Richard Wright on keyboards.
In 1974, an impostor who was posing as Deep Purple's guitarist, Ritchie Blackmore, borrowed a Porsche in Iowa City and got into an accident while driving it. He had apparently already convinced several Deep Purple fans to provide him with food and shelter, and he was eventually apprehended. The real Ritchie Blackmore was in San Francisco playing a gig at the time.
In 1976 on this day, "Tonight's the Night" by Rod Stewart was at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 despite being banned by radio stations due to the suggestive nature of its lyrics. It charted at #5 in the U.K.
In 1981, U2's 23-date North American tour, "October," began at J.B. Scott's in Albany, New York.
In 2002, Elton John, who had once said that he owned over 4,000 pairs of glasses, publicly announced that he planned to get Lasik eye surgery.
And in 2013, Bob Dylan was awarded the Legion of Honor, which is France's highest honor, by the French government during a brief ceremony in Paris.