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HC's Rock Rewind

A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

 

by Team HC

Week of June 19th -25th

 

trove of memorable events occurred during this week in rock and roll history. A breakthrough in recording technology was introduced, David Bowie recorded his first big hit, and a beloved Beatle performed his 3,000 live show. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week. 

 

Events

 

1948 – The Columbia record label announces a technological breakthrough – specifically, a vinyl “long playing” record that can hold up to 23 minutes of music on each side.

1962 – Nat King Cole records “Ramblin’ Rose.”

1963 – The Sufaris release their classic, “Wipe Out.”

1966 – The Beatles kick off their final world tour, starting in Munich, Germany.

1967 – The Beatles record “All You Need is Love.”

1968 – The Jeff Beck Group, featuring Rod Stewart as lead singer, stage their first show in America, performing at the Fillmore East in New York City.

1969 – David Bowie records “Space Oddity.” Bowie was inspired to write the song after seeing the 1968 classic film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

 

 

1971 – Carole King’s Tapestry album reaches the Number One spot the U.S. album chart, and remains there for the next 15 weeks.

1972 – Smokey Robinson appears onstage with The Miracles for the last time.

1975 – Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple in order to form his new band, Rainbow.

1979 – Supertramp’s Breakfast in America album tops the U.S. charts.

1980 – Donna Summer becomes the first artist to be signed to Geffen Records.

1981 – Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Walter Becker announce they are splitting up to pursue solo projects.

1987 – Motley Crue kick off their “Girls, Girls, Girls” tour with Whitesnake as opening act. Later in the tour, an up-and-coming band called Guns N’ Roses replace Whitesnake in that slot.

1990 – Little Richards gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2004 – Paul McCartney performs his 3,000th live show, staging the concert in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

Releases

1965 – The Byrds: Mr. Tambourine Man

1967 – Small Faces: Small Faces

1968 – John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers: Bare Wires

1969 – The Jeff Beck Group: Beck-Ola

1969 – Johnny Winter: Johnny Winter

1969 – Alice Cooper: Pretties for You

1969 – Procol Harum: A Salty Dog

1971 – Joni Mitchell: Blue

1971 – Todd Rundgren: Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren

1972 – Jethro Tull: Living in the Past

1973 – Chicago: Chicago VI

1974 – The Beach Boys: Endless Summer

1975 – Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Tonight’s the Night

1975 – Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention: One Size Fits All

1976 – Alice Cooper: Alice Cooper Goes to Hell

1978 – Foreigner: Double Vision

1980 – The Rolling Stones: Emotional Rescue

1980 – Bob Dylan: Saved

1981 – The Replacements: Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash

1982 – ABC: The Lexicon of Love

 

1984 – Glenn Frey: The Allnighter

1984 – Prince & The Revolution: Purple Rain

1985 – Motley Crue: Theatre of Pain

1988 – Jimmy Page: Outrider

1988 – Saxon: Destiny

1988 – Iggy Pop: Instinct

1989 – Mr. Big: Mr. Big

1991 – Bonnie Raitt: Luck of the Draw

1993 – Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville

1995 – Michael Jackson: HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1

2001 – The Cult: Beyond Good and Evil

2004 – Motorhead: Inferno

2010 – Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live from Freedom Hall

2011 – Bon Iver: Bon Iver

2012 – Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel


Deaths

Judy Garland – June 22, 1969

Fred Astaire – June 22, 1987

Boudleaux Bryant – June 25, 1987

Jesse Ed Davis – June 22, 1988

Hillel Slovak (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – June 25, 1988

John Lee Hooker – June 21, 2001

Duane Roland (Molly Hatchet) – June 19, 2006

Claydes Charles Smith (Kool & The Gang) – June 20, 2006

Sky Saxon (The Seeds) – June 25, 2009

Slim Whitman – June 19, 2013

Bobby “Blue” Bland – June 23, 2013

Alan Myers (Devo) – June 24, 2013

Gerry Goffin – June 19, 2014

Ralph Stanley – June 23, 2016


Births

Danny Cedrone (Bill Haley & His Comets) – June 20, 1920

Chet Atkins – June 20, 1924

June Carter Cash – June 23, 1929

Mickie Most – June 20, 1936

Kris Kristofferson – June 22, 1936

 

Eddie Floyd – June 25, 1937

Stu Sutcliffe – June 23, 1940

Robert Hunter – June 23, 1941

Elaine “Spanky” McFarlane – June 19, 1942

Brian Wilson – June 20, 1942

Ray Davies – June 21, 1944

Peter Asher – June 22, 1944

Jeff Beck – June 24, 1944

Arthur Brown – June 24, 1944

Colin Blunstone – June 24, 1945

Carly Simon – June 25, 1945

 

 

Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult) – June 25, 1946

Ian McDonald – June 25, 1946

Joey Molland (Badfinger) – June 21, 1947

Howard Kaylan (The Turtles) – June 22, 1947

Mick Fleetwood – June 24, 1947

Nick Drake – June 19, 1948

Todd Rundgren – June 22, 1948

 

 

Patrick Moraz (Yes, The Moody Blues) – June 24, 1948

Lionel Richie – June 20, 1949

Ann Wilson (Heart) – June 19, 1950

Joey Kramer (Aerosmith) – June 21, 1950

Nils Lofgren – Jun 21, 1951

Tim Finn (Crowded House) – June 25, 1952

Cyndi Lauper – June 22, 1953

Michael Anthony (Van Halen) – June 20, 1954

David Paich (Toto) – June 25, 1954

Gary Beers (INXS) – June 22, 1957

Alan Anton (Cowboy Junkies) – June 22, 1959

John Taylor (Duran Duran) – June 20, 1960

Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) – June 23, 1962

George Michael – June 25, 1963

Brandon Flowers (The Killers) – June 21, 1981

 

Week of June 27 th  - July 3rd

 

This week in rock history was marked by an abundance of significant events. John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote an early Beatles classic, Deep Purple’s most famous lineup disbanded, and Pink Floyd staged a one-off reunion for a major charity event. A trove of classic albums was released as well, including landmark records by Free, the Doobie Brothers, and Bad Company. Read on for a look back at other noteworthy moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

 

Events

1956 – Elvis Presley records “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” in New York City.

1962 – Jimi Hendrix receives an honorable discharge from the Army after he fractures his ankle in a parachute jump.

1963 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney write “She Loves You” in a hotel room while on tour in England.

 

1965 – The Byrds’ cover of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” tops the Billboard singles chart.

1970 – The band formerly known as Smile performs under the moniker Queen for the first time.

1971 – New York City’s famous Fillmore East venue stages its last show. The bill includes the Allman Brothers Band, the J. Geils Band, Albert King, and Mountain, among others.

1973 – Brian Eno exits Roxy Music.

1974 – Neal Peart becomes the drummer for Rush, replacing John Rutsey.

1975 – David Bowie releases “Fame.” The single goes on to become Bowie’s first #1 hit in the U.S.

 

 

 

 

1976 – John Lennon gets his “green card” from the U.S. Department of Naturalization.

1973 – Deep Purple’s most famous lineup disbands, as lead singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover abruptly leave the group following a show in Osaka, Japan.

1977 – Elvis Presley stages his last concert, performing in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1980 – Paul McCartney’s single “Coming Up” tops the U.S. singles chart.

1985 – David Bowie and Mick Jagger record “Dancing in the Street” at Abbey Road Studios. They also shoot the video for the song on that same day.

1996 – Sammy Hagar is replaced by David Lee Roth as Van Halen’s lead vocalist. Eleven years earlier, Hagar had replaced Roth in that same role.

2004 – The Kinks’ Dave Davies suffers a massive stroke. During a lengthy recovery he re-learns how to play guitar.

2005 – Pink Floyd members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Rick Wright reunite to perform at the Live 8 concert in London.


Releases

1966 – The Mothers of Invention: Freak Out!

1967 – The Rolling Stones: Flowers

 

1968 – Pink Floyd: A Saucerful of Secrets

1968 – Steve Miller Band: Children of the Future

1968 – Fairport Convention: Fairport Convention

1968 – The Band: Music from Big Pink

1970 – Free:  Fire and Water

1970 – The Monkees: Changes

1970 – Rare Earth: Ecology

1970 – Rod Stewart: Gasoline Alley

1970 – Todd Rundgren: Runt

1970 – Cactus: Cactus

1971 – The Flying Burrito Brothers: The Flying Burrito Brothers

1972 – Leon Russell: Carney

 

 

1972 – Free: Free At Last

1972 – Big Star: #1 Record

1972 – Alice Cooper: School’s Out

1972 – The Doobie Brothers: Toulouse Street

1973 – Sly & the Family Stone: Fresh

1974 – Bad Company: Bad Company

1974 – Elton John: Caribou

1974 – America: Holiday

1974 – Uriah Heep: Wonderworld

1975 – Bob Dylan & The Band: The Basement Tapes

1975 – Average White Band: Cut the Cake

1975 – The Tubes: The Tubes

1976 – Uriah Heep: High and Mighty

1976 – The Marshall Tucker Band: Long Hard Ride

1976 – Jefferson Starship: Spitfire

1977 – Kiss: Love Gun

 

1977 – James Taylor: JT

1977 – Steve Winwood: Steve Winwood

1979 – Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps

1980 – The Soft Boys: Underwater Moonlight

1980 – Queen: The Game

1982 – Robert Plant: Pictures at Eleven

1982 – Joe Jackson: Night and Day

1982 – Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Imperial Bedroom

1985 – AC/DC: Fly on the Wall

1989 – The B-52’s: Cosmic Thing

1989 – Don Henley: The End of Innocence

1990 – Sonic Youth: Goo

1990 – Cheap Trick: Busted

1990 – Steve Earle: The Hard Way

1991 – Alice Cooper: Hey Stoopid

 

 

1991 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Into the Great Wide Open

1992 – PJ Harvey: Dry

1993 – Ozzy Osbourne: Live & Loud

1993 – Jeff Beck: Crazy Legs

1995 – Gov’t Mule: Gov’t Mule

1995 – Neil Young: Mirror Ball

1998 – Cowboy Junkies: Miles from Our Home

1998 – System of a Down: System of a Down

2002 – Oasis: Heathen Chemistry

2002 – Green Day: Shenanigans

2004 – The Cure: The Cure

2004 – Rush: Feedback

2005 – Fountains of Wayne: Out-of-State Plates


Deaths

Tim Buckley – June 29, 1975

Lowell George – June 29, 1979

 

Rushton Moreve (Steppenwolf) – July 1, 1981

Wolfman Jack – July 1, 1995

Dennis Brown – July 1, 1999

Chet Atkins – June 30, 2001

John Entwistle – June 27, 2002

Herbie Mann – July 1, 2003

Luther Vandross – July 1, 2005

George McCorkle (The Marshall Tucker Band) – June 29, 2007

Mel Galley (Whitesnake) – July 1, 2008

Bobby Womack – June 27, 2014

Scotty Moore – June 28, 2016


Births

Willie Dixon – July 1, 1915

Lena Horne – June 30, 1917

Doc Pomus – June 27, 1925

Billy Davis (The 5th Dimension) – June 26, 1938

Delaney Bramlett – July 1, 1939

Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) – June 27, 1942

Bobby Harrison (Procol Harum) – June 28, 1943

Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band) – June 30, 1944

Deborah Harry – July 1, 1945

 

Ian Paice (Deep Purple) – June 29, 1948

Andy Scott (The Sweet) – June 30, 1949

Roy Bittan – July 2, 1949

Stanley Clarke – June 30, 1951

Fred Schneider (The B-52’s) – July 1, 1951

Colin Hay (Men at Work) – June 29, 1953

Mick Jones (The Clash) – June 26, 1955

 

 

Chris Isaak – June 26, 1956

Lisa Germano – June 27, 1958

Lorrie Morgan – June 27, 1959

Terri Nunn (Berlin) – June 26, 1961

Yngwie Malmsteen – June 30, 1963

Bobby Bare Jr. – June 28, 1966

Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) – June 26, 1969

Gretchen Wilson – June 26, 1973

Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer) – June 27, 1976

Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon) – June 26, 1979

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