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HC's Rock Rewind

A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

 

by Team HC

JUNE 5th -11th

 

This week in rock music history was marked by abundance of significant events. The world’s greatest pop group undertook their first recording session, The Rolling Stones replaced one of their founding members, and one of New York’s most influential bands reunited after 24 years. A trove of classic albums was released as well, including landmark records by David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, and The Cars. Read on for a look back at other noteworthy moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

 

Events

1962 -- The Beatles undertake their recording session at Abbey Road studios. “Love Me Do” was among the four tracks recorded.

1963 -- The Rolling Stones release their first single, a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Come On.”

1964 – The first single to feature David Bowie is released. Titled “Liza Jane,” the recording is credited to “David Jones and the King Bees.

1966 – Great Britain’s “Melody Maker” magazine reports the formation of supergroup Cream.

1969 – Blind Faith play their first show, staging a concert in London’s Hyde Park.

1969 – The Rolling Stones replace Brian Jones with Mick Taylor.

1971 – Grand Funk Railroad topples a record previously head by The Beatles for the highest gross proceeds for a concert staged at New York’s Shea Stadium.

1974 – Keyboardist Rick Wakeman leaves prog-rock band Yes to begin a solo career.

1974 – Paul McCartney & Wings’ single “Band on the Run” hits Number One on the U.S. charts.

1975 – Elton John’s ninth studio album, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboys, becomes the first LP to enter the U.S. album chart at Number One.

 

989 – The Doobie Brothers kick off a reunion tour. The tour is the first to feature the band’s original lineup since 1975.

1993 – The Velvet Underground reform for their first show in 24 years, performing at London’s Wembley Arena.

1993 – A ground-breaking ceremony is held in Cleveland for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.

2006 – Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant met and rehearsed songs for a benefit tribute for Atlantic Records’ co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. It was the first time the three had played together since their 1995 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2013 – Judas Priest’s Rob Halford announces the band will be reforming after a two-year absence.

2016 – All four members of ABBA perform together for the first time since 1982. The performance occurs at a private event to commemorate 50 years since songwriting partners Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson first met.

Releases

 

 

 

1960 – Roy Orbison:  “Only the Lonely” (single)

1965 – The Rolling Stones:  “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (U.S.)

1967 – Moby Grape:  Moby Grape

1969 – Elton John:  Empty Sky

1969 – Three Dog Night:  Suitable for Framing

1970 – Bob Dylan:  Self Portrait

1972 – David Bowie:  The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

 

1974 – Bill Wyman:  Monkey Grip

1975 – Eagles:  One of These Nights

1977 -- The J. Geils Band:  Monkey Island

1978 – Rolling Stones:  Some Girls

1978 – The Cars:  The Cars

1979 – Wings: Back to the Egg

1979 – The Knack:  Get the Knack

1980 – Bob Marley & The Wailers:  Uprising

1981 – The Psychedelic Furs:  Talk Talk Talk

1983 – The Kinks:  State of Confusion

1985 – Bob Dylan:  Empire Burlesque

1985 – R.E.M.:  Fables of the Reconstruction

1985 – Talking Heads:  Little Creatures

1989 – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble:  In Step

1986 – Genesis:  Invisible Touch

1991 – Lynyrd Skynyrd:  Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991

1994 – Boston:  Walk On

1995 – Soul Asylum:  Let Your Dim Light Shine

1998 – John Fogerty:  Premonition

 

 

1999 – Shelby Lynnne:  I Am Shelby Lynne

2000 – Alice Cooper:  Brutal Planet

2002 – David Bowie:  Heathen

2007 -- Paul McCartney:  Memory Almost Full

2007 – Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band:  Live in Dublin

2011 – Def Leppard:  Mirror Ball

 

 

Deaths

Stan Getz – June 6, 1991

Conway Twitty – June 5, 1993

Ronnie Lane – June 5, 1997

Dee Dee Ramone – June 5, 2002

Dave Rowberry (The Animals) - June 6, 2003

Ray Charles – June 10, 2004

Billy Preston – June 6, 2006

Marvin Isley – June 6, 2010

Stuart Cable (Stereophonics) – June 7, 2010

 

 

Births

 

Chester Burnett (aka Howlin' Wolf) – June 10, 1910

Les Paul – June 9, 1915

 

 

Jackie Wilson – June 9, 1934

Levi Stubbs – June 6, 1936

Gary U.S. Bonds – June 6, 1939

Tom Jones – June 7, 1940

Jon Lord (Deep Purple) – June 9, 1941

Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) – June 8, 1942

Clarence White (The Byrds) – June 7, 1944

Boz Scaggs – June 8, 1944

Freddie Stone (Sly & the Family Stone) – June 5, 1946

John Lawton (Uriah Heep) – June 11, 1946

Laurie Anderson – June 5, 1947

Tom Evans (Badfinger) – June 5, 1947

Mick Box (Uriah Heep) – June 9, 1947

Frank Beard (ZZ Top) – June 11, 1949

Trevor Bolder – June 9, 1950

Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick) – June 12, 1950

Brad Delp (Boston) – June 12, 1951

Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs) – June 5, 1956

Prince Rogers Nelson – June 7, 1958

 



Steve Vai – June 6, 1960

Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) – June 8, 1960

Tom Araya – June 6, 1961

Kim Deal (The Pixies) – June 10, 1961

Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) – June 8, 1962

Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins) – June 10, 1964

Dave Navarro – June 7, 1967

James Shaffer (Korn) – June 6, 1970

Matt Bellamy (Muse) – June 9, 1978

Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) – June 5, 1979

June 12th - June 18th

 

This week in rock history brings a plethora of significant events, from the birth of the one and only Paul McCartney to the release of Nirvana's debut Bleach album. Read on for some major events, historic record releases and births and deaths happening June 12 through 18.  

 

Events

1965 – Sonny and Cher appear on U.S. television for the first time singing "Just You" on ABC-TV's American Bandstand. 

1965 – Paul McCartney records “Yesterday,” and a string quartet is added later. The Beatles tune would become the most covered song in music history. 

1965 – Bob Dylan records the legendary track “Like a Rolling Stone” in New York City at Columbia Recording Studios. 

1967 – The first Monterey International Pop Festival kicks off in Monterey, California, featuring the Who, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin and more. 

1969 – The Rolling Stones introduce their new guitarist, Mick Taylor, to the world at a press conference in London’s Hyde Park. 

1972 – The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street reaches No. 1 on the charts. 

1973 – Grand Funk records "We're An American Band." 

1980 – Led Zeppelin start what will mark heir final tour with a gig in Dortmund, Germany. 

1996 – Producer George Martin is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. 

2002 – Mick Jagger is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. 

2009 – At the Bonnaroo festival, Beastie Boys perform together for the final time. Adam Yauch (MCA) is soon diagnosed with cancer. 


Releases

Chuck Berry, Chuck Berry is on Top, 1959 

Iron Butterfly, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, 1968 

Captain Beefheart, Trout Mask Replica, 1969 

Grand Funk Railroad, Closer to Home, 1970 

Emerson Lake & Palmer, Tarkus, 1971 

Roxy Music, Roxy Music, 1972 

Joe Walsh, The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get, 1973 

Steve Miller Band, Abracadabra, 1982 

 

 

 

Stevie Ray Vaughan, Texas Flood, 1983 

Ringo Starr, Old Wave, 1983 

Nirvana, Bleach, 1989 

Pete Townshend, Psychoderelict, 1993 

Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill, 1995 

Rush, Clockwork Angels, 2012 

 

  

Deaths

James Honeyman-Scott – June 16, 1982 

Henry Mancini – June 14, 1994 

Kristen Pfaff of Hole – June 16, 1994 

Rory Gallagher – June 14, 1995 

Ella Fitzgerald – June 15, 1996 

Karl Mueller of Soul Asylum – June 17, 2005 

Bob Bogle of the Ventures – June 14, 2009 

Jimmy Dean – June 13, 2010 

Clarence Clemons – June 18, 2011 

Casey Kasem – June 15, 2014 


 

Births

Junior Walker – June 14, 1931 

Waylon Jennings – June 15, 1937 

Harry Nilsson – June 15, 1941 

Marv Tarplin – June 13, 1941 

Paul McCartney – June 18, 1942 

 

 

Carl Radle of Derek and the Dominos – June 18, 1942 

Spooner Oldham – June 14, 1943 

Chris Spedding – June 17, 1944 

Rod Argent – June 14, 1945 

Noddy Holder of Slade – June 15, 1946 

Greg Rolie of Santana and Journey – June 17, 1947 

Alan White of Yes – June 14, 1949 

Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick – June 12, 1951 

Brad Delp of Boston – June 12, 1951  

Meredith Brooks – June 12, 1951  

Bardi Martin of Candlebox – June 12, 1969 

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – June 12, 1977  

Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon – June 16, 1979 

 

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