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HC's Rock Rewind

A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

 

by Team HC

Week of July 2nd -9th

 

The first week of July brings a bevy of important music events, from the births of Ringo Starr and Jack White to the release of albums from Queen and Styx. Read on for some major events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening July 2 – 9.

 

Events

 

1956 - Johnny Cash plays the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for the first time. 

1968 - The Yardbirds play their final show in Luton, England. Jimmy Page goes on to form Led Zeppelin.

1962 - Jimi Hendrix is honorably discharged from the U.S. Army following breaking his ankle during a parachute jump.

1969 - The band Mountain forms in Long Island.

1969 - The Beatles begin recording their famed song “Here Comes the Sun.”

1972 - David Bowie introduced himself to the world as Ziggy Stardust at a “Save The Whales” benefit show in London.

1980 - Led Zeppelin plays their concert in West Berlin.

1981 - Bruce Springsteen performs the first of six sold-out gigs at the Byrne Arena in New Jersey.

1982 - Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Arden get married on July 4th.

1995 - The Grateful Dead perform their final concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

  

Releases

Ray Charles, Ray Charles, 1957

Hootie & the Blowfish, Cracked Rear View, 1994

Queen, Keep Yourself Alive, 1973

Sonny and Cher, I Got You Babe, 1965

Styx, The Grand Illusion, 1977

 

 

Dream Theater, Images and Words, 1992

Prince, Chaos and Disorder, 1996

 

 

Deaths

Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones), July 3, 1969

Louis Armstrong, July 6, 1971

Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd), July 7, 2006

Nico (The Velvet Underground), July 8, 1988

 

Births

 

Paul Williams (The Temptations), July 2, 1939

John Colla (Huey Louis & the News), July 2, 1952

Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), July 3, 1957

Ray Davies (The Kinks), July 4, 1945

Chris Britton (The Troggs), July 4, 1945

Joey Molland (Badfinger), July 4, 1947

Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), July 4, 1950

Mike Einziger (Incubus), July 4, 1976

Brandon Flowers (The Killers), July 4, 1981

Robbie Robertson (The Band), July 5, 1943

Huey Lewis, born Hugh Anthony Cregg III, July 5, 1950

Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf), July 5, 1950

Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (Wu-Tang Clan), July 5, 1969

Jason Wade (Lifehouse), July 5, 1980

Dave Rowberry (The Animals), July 6, 1940

Mike Shrieve (Santana), July 6, 1949

Ringo Starr (The Beatles), born Richard Starkey, July 7, 1940

Mark White (Spin Doctors), July 7, 1962

Jai Johanny Johanson (The Allman Brothers Band), July 8, 1944

Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode), July 8, 1961

Joan Osborne, July 8, 1963

Beck, July 8, 1970

Bon Scott (AC/DC), July 9, 1946

John "Mitch" Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience), July 9, 1947

Jim Kerr (Simple Minds), July 9, 1959

Courtney Love (Hole), July 9, 1964

Jack White (The White Stripes), July 9, 1975

 

 

Week of July 10th - 16th

 

A trove of memorable events occurred during this week in rock history. One of rock and roll’s most influential bands signed their first recording contract, a Rolling Stones classic topped the singles charts, and members of The Monkees reunited for the first time in nearly two decades. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

 

Events

 

1962 – The Rolling Stones make their live debut, performing at London’s legendary Marquee Club.

 

 

1962 – The Beach Boys sign their first recording contract, inking a deal with Capitol Records.

1964 – The Beatles film, A Hard Day’s Night, premiers in Liverpool. More than 200,000 fans turn out to celebrate.

1965 – The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” begins a four-week run at Number One on the U.S. singles charts. The song goes on to become the biggest hit of the year.

1967 –  The Who begin their first large-scale U.S. tour, performing as opening act for Herman’s Hermits.

1967 – Arlo Guthrie takes the stage of the Newport Folk Festival and delivers the debut performance of “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree.”

1968 – Eric Clapton announces the breakup of Cream, while the band is in the midst of its final tour.

1969 – Funeral services are held for Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones.

1969 – David Bowie’s single, “Space Oddity,” is rush-released to coincide with the first moon landing, which takes place nine days later.

1969 – Blind Faith perform their first show in the U.S., a sellout at Madison Square Garden.

1970 – The soundtrack album for the film, Woodstock, tops the charts.

1972 – Smokey Robinson performs his final show as a member of The Miracles.

1974 – David Bowie plays the first of five shows that will be used in the making of his David Live album. All the shows were staged at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia.

1978 – The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls album tops the U.S. charts.

1980 – Bob Marley and the Wailers begin what will ultimately be Marley’s final U.K. tour.

1985 – The Live Aid benefit concerts are staged in Philadelphia and London. The array of performers include Paul McCartney, David Bowie, The Who, Elton John, and Queen, among many others.

1989 – The Monkees are honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. All four members of the band reunite for the ceremony.

1996 – A Guinness World Record for the largest-ever jam session is set when more than 2,000 guitarists perform a cover of “Heartbreak Hotel” for 75 minutes. Chet Atkins and Skunk Baxter are among the participants

2007 – Rod Stewart is awarded the CBE Order of the British Empire in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

2014 – Johnny Winter plays his last show, staging a performance at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria.

2016 – Joe Perry suffers a cardiac event onstage during a performance with members of The Hollywood Vampires. Perry is rushed to the hospital -- fortunately he makes a full recovery.

 


Releases 

 

1970 – Supertramp:  Supertramp

1971 – Funkadelic:  Maggot Brain

1972 – Chicago: Chicago V

1972 – Harry Nilsson: Son of Schmilsson

 

 

1973 – Queen: Queen

1973 – Bob Dylan:  Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (soundtrack)

1973 – Grand Funk Railroad: We’re an American Band

1974 – Neil Young:  On the Beach

1975 – Fleetwood Mac:  Fleetwood Mac

1979 – The Kinks: Low Budget

1981 – Def Leppard: High ‘n’ Dry

1983 – Robert Plant: The Principle of Moments

1983 – Big Country: The Crossing

 

1986 – Bob Dylan: Knocked Out Loaded

1988 – UB40: UB40

1988 – Brian Wilson: Brian Wilson

1990 – Iggy Pop: Brick by Brick

1990 – Poison: Flesh and Blood

1992 – Frank Zappa: You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5

1993 – Matthew Sweet: Altered Beast

1994 – The Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge

1994 – Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation

1997 – Sarah McLachlan: Surfacing

2000 – Motley Crue: New Tattoo

2001 -- Blackmore's Night: Fires at Midnight           

2002 – Robert Plant: Dreamland

2002 – The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

2005 – Tony Iommi: Fused

2009 – The Dead Weather: Horehound

 


Deaths

 

Clarence White (The Byrds) – July 14, 1973

Minnie Riperton – July 12, 1979

Harry Chapin – July 16, 1981

Chris Wood (Traffic) – July 12, 1983

Arthur Kane (New York Dolls) – July 13, 2004

Rob Grill (The Grass Roots) – July 11, 2011

Jerry Ragovoy – July 13, 2011

Jon Lord (Deep Purple) – July 16, 2012

Tommy Ramone – July 11, 2014

Johnny Winter – July 16, 2014

 

 

Births

 

Woody Guthrie – July 14, 1912

Lowman “Pete” Pauling (The 5 Royales) – July 14, 1926

Mavis Staples – July 10, 1939

Desmond Dekker – July 16, 1941

Ronnie James Dio – July 10, 1942

Roger McGuinn – July 13, 1942

Stephen Bladd (J. Geils Band) – July 13, 1942

Jerry Miller (Moby Grape) – July 10, 1943

Christine McVie – July 12, 1943

Linda Ronstadt – July 15, 1946

Arlo Guthrie – July 10, 1947

Roky Erickson – July 15, 1947

Peter Banks (Yes, Flash) – July 15, 1947

 

 

Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd) – July 15, 1948

Dave Smalley (The Raspberries) – July 10, 1949

Greg Kihn – July 10, 1949

Eric Carr (Kiss) – July 12, 1950

Philip Taylor Kramer (Iron Butterfly) – July 12, 1952

Bob Casale (Devo) – July 14, 1952

Johnny Thunders – July 15, 1952

Stewart Copeland – July 16, 1952

Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys) – July 10, 1954

Ian Curtis (Joy Division) – July 15, 1956

Marky Ramone – July 15, 1956

Joe Satriani – July 15, 1956

Peter Murphy (Bauhaus) – July 11, 1957

 

Sandy West (The Runaways) – July 10, 1959

Richie Sambora – July 11, 1959

Suzanne Vega – July 11, 1959

Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) – July 12, 1962

Tonya Donelly (Belly) – July 14, 1966

Jason Bonham – July 15, 1966

John Petrucci (Dream Theater) – July 12, 1967

 

 

 

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