Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 13

Carter Alan /

Eric Clapton made his stage comeback on this day in 1973 with what is known as Clapton’s Rainbow Concert. He’d disappear again and not reappear for a year and a half, when he made his real comeback. What album was that?

Answer: 461 Ocean Boulevard

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

  • 1976: Greg Allman found himself in demand by the legal system. A grand jury in Georgia investigating a drug ring subpoenaed Allman in connection with that case.
  • 1979: The YMCA filed a lawsuit against the Village People over their song “YMCA.”  The suit was later dropped.
  • 1984: Trevor Rabin ruptured his spleen in a Miami swimming pool accident, making for a very unpleasant birthday celebration that year!
  • 2003: Pete Townshend was arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.  Townshend said his use of an internet web site advertising child pornography was for research on an autobiography.  No charges were ever filed.
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