On this day: May 13

POSTED: 10:30 PM PDT May 11, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 12, 2016 

America declares war on Mexico, The Beatles film "Let It Be" premieres, Pope John Paul II survives an assassination attempt, and Tipper Gore doesn't like what she hears, all on this day.

OTD May 13 - Parents Music Resource Center
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1985: Tipper Gore, the wife of U.S. Sen. Al Gore, announces the formation of the Parents Music Resource Center with three other politically-connected women after listening to the Prince song "Darling Nikki." The group would pressure the RIAA to establish a ratings system for albums and concerts like the one used in the film industry, and also to keep offensive album covers out of view in record stores. They ended up getting "Parental Advisory" warning stickers on albums with offensive lyrics.


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