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HC's Rock Rewind

A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

 

by Team HC

Week of November 20th -  26th

 

It's the week of Thanksgiving, and there's plenty to be thankful for when it comes to memorable rock events. From the birth of Duane Allman to the release of U2's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, here are some major events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening from November 20 through November 26.

 

 

 

Events

 

1955 - RCA Records scoops up Elvis Presley's recording contract from Sun Records for $35,000. It's a move that proves invaluable.

1960 - It's discovered that George Harrison is underage, and the Beatles have to perform at Hamburg's Kaiserkeller Club without their 17-year-old band member.

1964 - The UK's first commercial radio station, called Radio Manx, starts broadcasting from the Isle of Man.

1964 - The Who perform their first concert under their new name, after going by The High Numbers, at London's Marquee Club.

1965 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience performs in public in the UK for the first time at the Bag O'Nails Club in London.

1968 - Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce perform their final concert as Cream at London's Royal Albert Hall.

1976 - The Band plays their final show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.

1984 - Michael Jackson scores a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame directly in front of Mann's famous Chinese Theatre, creating the largest-ever crowd for such an unveiling.

2008 - Roughly 14 years after Axl Rose started working on it, Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy is finally unleashed.

2013 - Loretta Lynn is honored at the White House with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 

Releases

 

1963 - The Beatles: With the Beatles

1965 - The Kinks: The Kink Controversy

1968 - The Beatles: The Beatles

1968 - The Kinks: The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society

1972 - Elton John: Crocodile Rock (U.S. release)

1974 - Johnny Winter: John Dawson Winter III

1977 - Eric Clapton: Slowhand

1981 - AC/DC: For Those About to Rock We Salute You

1986 - Eric Clapton: August

1989 - Rush: Presto

 

 

1990 - Bad Religion: Against the Grain

1993 - Guns N' Roses: "The Spaghetti Incident?"

1995 - Bruce Springsteen: The Ghost of Tom Joad

1998 - Metallica: Garage, Inc.

 

 

2002 - Sum 41: Does This Look Infected?

2004 - U2: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

2005 - System of a Down: Hypnotize

2008 - Guns N' Roses: Chinese Democracy

Deaths

 

John Rostill (The Shadows) - November 26, 1973

Big Joe Turner - November 23, 1985

Peter Grant (Led Zeppelin manager) - November 21, 1995

Michael Hutchence (INXS) - November 22, 1997

Eric Carr (Kiss) - November 24, 1991

Freddie Mercury - November 24, 1991

Albert Collins - November 24, 1993

Chris Whitley - November 20, 2005

Bob Relf - November 20, 2007

Little Smokey Smothers - November 20, 2010

 




   

Births

 

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock)- November 26, 1939

Dr. John (Malcolm John Rebennack) - November 21, 1940

John McVie (Fleetwood Mac) - November 26, 1945

Duane Allman - November 20, 1946

Joe Walsh - November 20, 1947

Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band) - November 22, 1950

Jim Brown (UB40) - November 20, 1957

John Squire (The Stone Roses) - November 24, 1962

Tony Rombola (Godsmack) - November 24, 1964

Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) - November 25, 1964

Michael Diamond (Mike D of Beastie Boys) - November 20, 1965

Alex James (Blur) - November 21, 1968

Chad Taylor (Live) - November 24, 1970

Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) - November 22, 1978

 

 

Week of November  13th - 19th

 

The tail end of November and early December offer a crop of memorable rock 'n' roll events, from the births of guitar great Jimi Hendrix and metal legend Ozzy Osbourne to the release of Pink Floyd's The Wall. Read on for some significant events, historic record releases as well as notable births and deaths happening from November 27 through December 3.

 

 

Events 

 

1959 - The Grammy Awards show appears on national television for the first time.

1965 - Denver, Colorado, declares Nov. 29 "Rolling Stones Day."

1965 - Keith Richards suffers electric shock and loses consciousness when his guitar comes into contact with his microphone during a Rolling Stones concert in Sacramento, California.

1966 - The Beatles record “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

1966 - Jeff Beck leaves The Yardbirds.

1968 - Steppenfolf's self-titled debut album goes gold.

1969 - The Rolling Stones record "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!" at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Guess who's in the audience? Jimi Hendrix. He's celebrating his 27th  birthday.

1974 – John Lennon and Elton John perform “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” and “I Saw Her Standing There” at Madison Square Garden. It's Lennon’s final concert.

1980 - Led Zeppelin officially declare they will not continue as a band in the wake of drummer John Bonham’s death.

1983 – Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video debuts on MTV.

1991 – Freddie Mercury's funeral takes place in London.

2001 - Twisted Sister, Ace Frehley and Anthrax perform a New York Steel benefit concert to raise money for families of firefighters and police officers who were killed in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The show takes place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan.

 


Releases  

 

1967 - The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour (U.S.)

1971 – Mountain: Flowers of Evil

1971 – Steppenwolf: For Ladies Only

1971 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Pictures at an Exhibition

1971 – King Crimson – Islands

1973 – Black Sabbath: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

1974 – Charlie Daniels Band: Fire on the Mountain

1974 – Deep Purple: Stormbringer

1974 – Badfinger: Wish You Were Here

1976 – ZZ Top: Tejas

 

 

 

1976 – Aerosmith: Draw the Line

1978 – The Doobie Brothers: Minute by Minute

1979 – Pink Floyd: The Wall

 

 

 

1982 - Michael Jackson: Thriller 

 

 

 

1983 - Bad Religion: Into the Unknown

1988 – Guns N’ Roses: G N’ R Lies

1993 - The Beatles: Live at the BBC (Recorded 1963-'65)

 

 

 

Births

 

Merle Travis – Nov. 29, 1917

Berry Gordy, Jr. – Nov. 28, 1929

Dick Clark – Nov. 30, 1929

Bob Moore (Moby Grape) – Nov. 30, 1932

John Mayall – Nov. 29, 1933

Al Jackson - Nov. 27, 1934

Jimi Hendrix - Nov. 27, 1942

Chris Hillman (The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds) – Dec. 4, 1942

Bob Mosley (Moby Grape) – Dec. 4, 1942

Randy Newman – Nov. 28, 1943

Felix Cavaliere – Nov. 29, 1944

Robb Grill (The Grass Roots) – Nov. 30, 1944

Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult) – Dec. 1, 1944

John Densmore (The Doors) – Dec. 1, 1944

Randy Brecker (Blood, Sweat & Tears) - Nov. 27, 1945

Roger Glover (Deep Purple) – Nov. 30, 1945

Gilbert O'Sullivan – Dec. 1, 1946

Ronnie Montrose – Nov. 29, 1947

Ozzy Osbourne – Dec. 3, 1948

Dave Winthrop (Supertramp) - Nov. 27, 1948

Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship) – Dec. 3, 1949

Barry Goudreau (Boston) – Nov. 29, 1951

Jaco Pastorius – Dec. 1, 1951

Duane Roland (Molly Hatchet) – Dec. 3, 1952

Billy Idol – Nov. 30, 1955

John Ashton (The Psychedelic Furs) – Nov. 30, 1957

Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) - Nov. 27, 1959

Rick Savage (Def Leppard) – Dec. 2, 1960

Charlie Benante (Anthrax) - Nov. 27, 1962

Mike Bordin - Nov. 27, 1962

Matt Cameron (Soundgarden) – Nov. 28, 1962


 


Deaths

 

 

Magic Sam – Dec. 1, 1969

Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf) – Nov. 28, 1993

George Harrison – Nov. 29, 2001

Odetta – Dec. 2, 2008

Junior Murvin – Dec. 2, 2013

Bobby Keys – Dec. 2, 2014

Ian McLagan (Small Faces, Faces) – Dec. 3, 2014

Scott Weiland – Dec. 3, 2015

 

 

 

 

  

  

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L.A. Nights  |  December 05, 2017 at 6:26 am
Aerosmith: Draw the Line was released in 1977.
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