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HC's Rock Rewind

A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

 

by Team HC

March 13th - 19th

 

Historically speaking, this week in rock music has been marked by a trove of memorable events. The Rolling Stones began work on one of their greatest albums, Jefferson Airplane reformed under a new name, and the Sex Pistols announced they were reuniting. A spate of classic albums was released as well, including landmark records by Bob Dylan, Jethro Tull and Iggy Pop. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

 

 

Events

1965 – Eric Clapton leaves The Yardbirds, citing his unhappiness with the band’s shift toward a more commercial style.

1965 – Petula Clark performs on American television for the first time, singing “Downtown” and “I Know a Place” on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1966 – Pink Floyd appear for the first time at London’s legendary Marquee Club.

1967 – Steve Winwood reveals plans to form Traffic.

1968 – The Rolling Stones gather at Olympic Studios in London to begin sessions for the Beggars Banquet album.

1968 – Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay” begins a five-week run atop the U.S. singles chart, making it the first posthumous Number One single in U.S. history.

1968 – The Bee Gees appear on American television for the first time, performing on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1969 – Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy” begins a four-week run atop the U.S. singles chart.

1972 – Carole King’s Tapestry album receives “Album of the Year” honors at the Grammy Awards ceremony.

1972 – T. Rex play the first of two shows filmed by Ringo Starr for inclusion in the Apple-funded documentary film, “Born to Boogie.”

1976 – Jefferson Airplane reform under the new name, Jefferson Starship.

1976 – Deep Purple’s Mark IV lineup (David Coverdale, Ian Paice, Jon Lord, Tommy Bolin and Glenn Hughes) stage their final show, performing at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool.

1976 – The film The Man Who Fell to Earth, which stars David Bowie as an alien from another planet, premieres in London.

1977 – The Clash released their debut single, “White Riot.”

1982 – Metallica make their first major live appearance, performing in Anaheim, California.

1982 – Bob Dylan is admitted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

1983 – Bon Jovi is formed by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Alec John Such.

1988 – Mick Jagger kicks off his first-ever solo tour, appearing in Osaka, Japan.

1994 – Original Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is replaced by Darryl Jones.

1996 – The Sex Pistols announce they are reuniting for their 20th anniversary “Filthy Lucre Tour.”

2002 – The Ramones are inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2013 – Jimi Hendrix posthumously achieves his highest chart debut since 1969, with the album People, Hell & Angels. The album enters the charts at Number Two.

 

 

Releases

1962 -- Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan

1967 – Grateful Dead: The Grateful Dead

1969 – Free: Tons of Sobs

1970 – Tyrannosaurus Rex: A Beard of Stars

1971 – James Taylor: Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

1971 – Jethro Tull: Aqualung

1975 – Kiss: Dressed to Kill

1975 – America: Hearts

1976 – Kiss: Destroyer

1976 – Marvin Gaye: I Want You

1976 – The Doobie Brothers: Takin' It to the Streets

1977 – The Band: Islands

1977 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Works Volume 1

1977 – Iggy Pop: The Idiot

 

 

1978 – Elvis Costello and the Attractions: This Year's Model

1979 – Bad Company: Desolation Angels 

1980 – Def Leppard: On Through the Night

1981 – The Who: Face Dances

1982 – Asia: Asia

1982 – Richard and Linda Thompson: Shoot Out the Lights

1984 – The Cars: Heartbeat City

1988 – Talking Heads: Naked

1990 – Ozzy Osbourne: Just Say Ozzy

1992 – No Doubt: No Doubt

1993 -- Coverdale-Page: Coverdale-Page

1994 -- Mötley Crüe: Mötley Crüe

1995 – Goo Dolls: A Boy Named Goo

1995 -- Collective Soul: Collective Soul

1995 – Annie Lennox: Medusa

1996 -- The Beatles: Anthology, Volume 2

1997 – Aerosmith: Nine Lives

1998 – Van Halen: Van Halen III

2001 – Eric Clapton: Reptile

2003 – The Allman Brothers Band: Hittin' the Note

 

Deaths

Tammi Terrell – March 16, 1970

T-Bone Walker – March 16, 1975

Paul Kossoff (Free) – March 19, 1976

Randy Rhoads – March 19, 1982

Ric Grech (Traffic, Blind Faith) – March 17, 1990

Doc Pomus – March 14, 1991

John Phillips (The Mamas and the Papas) – March 18, 2001

Ola Brunkert (ABBA) – March 17, 2008

Alex Chilton – March 17, 2010

Ronnie Hammond (Atlanta Rhythm Section) – March 14, 2011

Scott Asheton (The Stooges) – March 15, 2014

Mike Porcaro (Toto) – March 15, 2015

Daevid Allen (Gong, Soft Machine) – March 13, 2015

Andy Fraser (Free) – March 16, 2015

 

Births

Lightnin’ Hopkins – March 15, 1912

Nat King Cole – March 17, 1919

D.J. Fontana – March 15, 1931

Mike Stoller – March 13, 1933

Quincy Jones – March 14, 1933

Charlie Pride – March 18, 1938

Neil Sedaka – March 13, 1939

Phil Lesh – March 15, 1940

Paul Kanter (Jefferson Airplane) – March 17, 1941

Wilson Pickett – March 18, 1941

Jerry Jeff Walker – March 15, 1942

Sly Stone – March 15, 1944

John Sebastian – March 17, 1944

Walter Parazaider (Chicago) – March 14, 1945

Howard Scott (War) – March 15, 1946

Paul Atkinson (The Zombies) – March 19, 1946

Ry Cooder – March 15, 1947

Michael Bruce (Alice Cooper) – March 16, 1948

 

 

John Hartman (The Doobie Brothers) – March 18, 1950

Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy, Supertramp) – March 17, 1951

Ricky Wilson (The B-52’s) – March 19, 1953

Billy Sheehan – March 19, 1953

Nancy Wilson (Heart) – March 16, 1954

Dee Snider – March 15, 1955

Adam Clayton (U2) – March 13, 1960

Brett Michaels – March 15, 1963

Jerry Cantrell – March 18, 1966

Billy Corgan – March 17, 1967

Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) – March 15, 1968

Michael Bland – March 14, 1969

 

March 20th - 26th

 

It’s a big week in rock history. From the birth of Aerosmith main man Steven Tyler to the release of classic albums from AC/DC and Iron Maiden, the week of March 20 through 26 is one to celebrate. Keep reading for some major events, historic record releases and births and deaths taking place March 20 through 26.

 

Events

1945 – Billboard published the first LP Chart was officially published in the U.S.

1961 – The Beatles played their first evening concert at The Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1969 – John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.

1975 – Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti reached No. 1 on the U.S. album chart and enjoyed a six-week run. It was their fourth No. 1 album in the U.S.

 

 

1978 – The Police inked with A&M Records.

1981 – REO Speedwagon reached No.1 on the U.S. singles chart with Keep on Loving You.

1984 – Strawberry Fields opened in Central Park. Yoko Ono bought it in memory of her late husband, John Lennon.

1986 – Guns N' Roses inked their major-label record deal with Geffen Records.

 

 

1991 – R.E.M. snagged their first U.K. No.1 album with Out of Time.

 

Births

Jimmie Vaughan, March 20, 1949

Chester Bennington, March 20, 1976

Solomon Burke, March 21, 1940

Deryck Whibley, March 21, 1980

Randy Hobbs, March 22, 1948

Damon Albarn, March 23, 1968

Jimmy Miller, March 23, 1942

Chad Butler, March 24, 1974

Elton John, March 25, 1947

Jeff Healey, March 25, 1966

Rufus Thomas, March 26, 1917

Steven Tyler, March 26, 1948

James Iha, March 26, 1968

Kenny Chesney, March 26, 1968

 

Deaths

Dan Hartman, March 22, 1994

Rod Price, March 22, 2005

Neil Aspinall, March 23, 2008

Buck Owens Jr., March 25, 2006

Duster Bennett, March 26, 1976

Randy Castillo, March 26, 2002

J. Pero, March 20, 2015

 

Releases

1963, The Beatles: Please Please Me

1963, The Beach Boys: Surfin' U.S.A.

1965, Bob Dylan: Bringing it All Back Home

1970, Jimi Hendrix: Band of Gypsys

1972, Deep Purple: Machine Head

1974, Eagles: On the Border

1975, Lynyrd Skynyrd: Nuthin' Fancy

1976, Wings: Wings at the Speed of Sound

1976, Thin Lizzy: Jailbreak

1977, AC/DC: Let There Be Rock

1979, Van Halen: Van Halen II

 

 

1980, Van Halen: Women and Children First

1982, Iron Maiden: The Number of the Beast

1983, ZZ Top: Eliminator

1985, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Southern Accents

1986, Van Halen: 5150

1990, Gary Moore: Still Got the Blues

1991, Mr. Big: Lean Into It

1994, Pantera: Far Beyond Driven

1995, Monster Magnet: Dopes to Infinity

1996, Stone Temple Pilots: Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop

2003, Linkin Park: Meteora

2008, The Raconteurs: Consolers of the Lonely

2014, Wolfmother: New Crown

-HC- 

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