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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 6th -  12th

 

A trove of memorable events occurred during this week in rock history. One of America’s greatest bands staged their first-ever performance, Paul McCartney launched his “post-Beatles” group, and a legendary British heavy metal band announced their reunion. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

 

 

Events

 

1955 – The Everly Brothers record their first studio tracks, putting together four songs at Nashville’s Old Tulane Hotel studios.

1965 – The Rolling Stones’ “Get Off of My Cloud” tops the charts in the U.S., knocking The Beatles’ “Yesterday” from the Number One spot.

 

 

 

1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published. A photo of John Lennon is featured on the cover.

1968 – Led Zeppelin perform their first-ever London concert, staging a show at the famed venue The Roundhouse.

 

1968 – The Monkees’ cult classic film “Head” is released.

1968 – Diana Ross leaves the Supremes to launch her solo career.

1969 – Simon and Garfunkel record “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Future Bread member Larry Knechtel plays piano on the session.

1970 – Aerosmith stage their debut performance, playing at a high school in Mendon, Massachusetts.

 



1971 – Cher scores her first Number One single as a solo artist, with “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves.”

1971 – Paul McCartney launches his new band, Wings, with a party at London’s Empire Ballroom.

1973 – Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album tops the charts in America.

1975 – The Sex Pistols stage their first concert, opening for a band called Bazooka at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. The lead singer for Bazooka will later achieve fame as Adam Ant.

1975 – David Bowie appears on the American TV variety show, “Cher,” performing “Fame” and singing a medley of songs with the show’s host.

1977 – Rocker Suzi Quatro makes her debut appearance on the TV show “Happy Days.”

1986 – Boston’s “Amanda” becomes the band’s only American chart-topper.

1991 – Izzy Stradlin announces his departure from Guns N’ Roses. Gilby Clarke steps in as his replacement.

2008 – AC/DC begin a two-week run atop the U.S. album chart with Black Ice, their 15th studio album.

2011 – The original members of Black Sabbath announce they are reuniting for a new album and tour. Drummer Bill Ward eventually bows out of the projects, but both the album and the tour prove to be a great success.

 

Releases

 

1967 – The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed

1967 – Cream: Disraeli Gears

 

 

 

1970 – Badfinger: No Dice

1971 – Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin IV

1971 – Genesis: Nursery Cryme

1972 – Lou Reed: Transformer

1973 – Billy Joel: Piano Man

1973 – Santana: Welcome

1974 – Thin Lizzy: Nightlife

1974 – Queen: Sheer Heart Attack

  

 

1975 – Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Zuma

1975 – Earth Wind & Fire: Gratitude

1976 – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

1976 – Kiss: Rock and Roll Over

1978 – Bob Marley & The Wailers: Babylon by Bus

1978 – The Clash: Give ‘Em Enough Rope

1978 – Queen: Jazz

1980 -- Motörhead: Ace of Spades

1981 – The Cars: Shake it Up

1981 – Rod Stewart: Tonight I’m Yours

1981 – Ozzy Osbourne: Diary of a Madman

1981 -- Mötley Crüe: Too Fast for Love

1983 – Yes: 90125

1983 – The Rolling Stones: Undercover

1983 – Billy Idol: Rebel Yell

1984 – Robert Plant: The Honeydrippers: Volume One

1985 – Aerosmith: Done with Mirrors

1988 – R.E.M.: Green

1989 – Eric Clapton: Journeyman

1990 – Scorpions: Crazy World

1991 – Genesis: We Can’t Dance

1994 – Eagles: Hell Freezes Over (Live/Studio)

1995 – Aimee Man: I’m with Stupid

1995 – Queen: Made in Heaven

1995 – Alice in Chains: Alice in Chains

1996 – Vic Chesnutt: About to Choke

1997 – Led Zeppelin: BBC Sessions

1999 -- Faith Hill: Breathe

1999 -- Prince: Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic

2001 – Paul McCartney: Driving Rain

2002 – The Pretenders: Loose Screw

2002 – Pearl Jam: Riot Act

2008 – Taylor Swift: Fearless

2012 – Aerosmith: Music from Another Dimension!

 

 

 

Deaths

 

Billy Murcia (New York Dolls) – Nov. 6, 1972

Berry Oakley (The Allman Brothers Band) – Nov. 11, 1972

Epic Soundtracks – Nov. 6, 1997

Tommy Tedesco – Nov. 9, 1997

Tony Thompson (Power Station, Chic) – Nov. 12, 2003

Hank Thompson – Nov. 6, 2007

John Petersen (Beau Brummels) – Nov. 11, 2007

Mitch Mitchell – Nov. 12, 2008

Allen Toussaint – Nov. 10, 2015

Leonard Cohen – Nov. 7, 2016




   

Births

 

Mary Travers (Peter Paul and Mary) – Nov. 9, 1937

Guy Clark – Nov. 6, 1941

Tom Fogerty – Nov. 9, 1941

Johnny Rivers – Nov. 7, 1942

Joni Mitchell – Nov. 7, 1943

Phil May (The Pretty Things) – Nov. 9, 1944

Booker T. Jones – Nov. 12, 1944

Chris Dreja (The Yardbirds) – Nov. 11, 1945

Neil Young – Nov. 12, 1945

George Young (The Easybeats) – Nov. 6, 1946

Roy Wood – Nov. 8, 1946

Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper) – Nov. 10, 1947

Greg Lake – Nov. 10, 1947

Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult) – Nov. 12, 1947

Glenn Frey – Nov. 6, 1948

Bonnie Raitt – Nov. 8, 1949

Jim Peterik – Nov. 11, 1950

Laurence Juber – Nov. 12, 1952

Andy Partridge – Nov. 11, 1953

Rickie Lee Jones – Nov. 8, 1954

Tommy Thayer (Kiss) – Nov. 7, 1960

Cory Glover (Living Color) – Nov. 6, 1964

Vic Chesnutt – Nov. 12, 1964

Paul Gilbert – Nov. 6, 1966

Susan Tedeschi – Nov. 9, 1970

Miranda Lambert – Nov. 10, 1983

 

 

Week of November  13th - 19th

 

Historically speaking, the third week in November has been marked by a trove of memorable rock events. One of rock’s most important bands made their U.S. television debut, a glam-rock icon staged his own episode of “The Midnight Special,” and Nirvana taped a historic concert. A spate of classic albums was released as well, including landmark records by The Velvet Underground, John Lennon, and U2. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

 

Events 

 

1956 – “Love Me Tender,” the first feature film to star Elvis Presley, premieres at the Paramount Theater in New York.

1960 – Ray Charles’ “Georgia on My Mind” tops the singles chart.

1965 – The Rolling Stones make their U.S. national TV debut, performing “Get Off of My Cloud” on NBC’s “Hullabaloo.”

1966 – Jefferson Airplane records “Somebody to Love.”

1966 – The Doors sign a seven-album deal with Electra Records.

1967 – Pink Floyd kick off their first U.K. tour, performing at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The band is part of a package tour that includes The Nice, The Move, and headliner Jimi Hendrix – among others.

1968 – The Beatles’ animated film “Yellow Submarine” makes its New York premiere.

1968 – Led Zeppelin stage their first-ever show, performing at Manchester College of Science & Technology in the U.K.

1970 – Santana release the single, “Black Magic Woman.”

1973 – David Bowie is the featured artist in a special edition of ABC’s “The Midnight Special.” The elaborately staged special is called “The 1980 Floor Show.”

 

1973 – The Who’s second rock opera, Quadrophenia, enters the U.K. album chart, eventually peaking at Number 2.

1974 – John Lennon’s “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” tops the U.S. singles chart.

1979 – The Guinness Book of World Records certifies that ABBA is the biggest-selling recording group in music history.

1983 – Michael Jackson’s 14-minute Thriller video makes its debut in a theater in Los Angeles. MTV will begin airing the film the following month.

1993 – Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple following a concert in Helsinki. It’s the second time Blackmore has left the band, and this time he does not return.

1993 – Nirvana tapes their MTV Unplugged concert in New York. The show is shot in a single day.

2000 – The Beatles’ launch their first official website. The launch coincides with the release of their compilation album, 1.

2004 – Gwen Stefani makes her television debut as a solo artist, singing at the annual American Music Awards.

2006 – Led Zeppelin is inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame, with Queen’s Roger Taylor performing the honors.

2010 – Patti Smith wins the National Book Award for her acclaimed memoir, “Just Kids.”

 


Releases  

 

1970 -- Syd Barrett: Barrett

1970 – The Velvet Underground: Loaded

 

1970 – Grand Funk Railroad: Live

1970 – Three Dog Night: Naturally

1971 – Leon Russell and Marc Benno: Asylum Choir II

1971 – The Byrds: Farther Along

1971 – Grand Funk Railroad: E Pluribus Funk

1971 – Faces: A Nod is as Good as a Wink… to a Blind Horse

1972 – Raspberries: Fresh

1972 – America: Homecoming

 

1972 – The Moody Blues: Seventh Sojourn

1973 – John Lennon: Mind Games

1973 – Emerson Lake & Palmer: Brain Salad Surgery

1974 – Roxy Music: Country Life

1974 – Ringo Starr: Goodnight Vienna

1974 – Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

1975 – The Kinks: Schoolboys in Disgrace

1975 – Tommy Bolin: Teaser

1976 – George Harrison: Thirty Three & 1/3

1977 – Various Artists: Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Soundtrack

1979 – Frank Zappa: Joe’s Garage Acts II & III

1979 – Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Live Rust

1980 – John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Double Fantasy

1981 – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll

1982 – Led Zeppelin: Coda

1983 – Eurythmics: Touch

1983 – Ozzy Osbourne: Back at the Moon

 

1984 – Don Henley: Building the Perfect Beast

1985 – The Jesus and Mary Chain: Psychocandy

1988 – Cowboy Junkies: The Trinity Session

1990 – Tesla: Five Man Acoustical Jam

1991 – U2: Achtung Baby

1991 – Jeff Beck: Beckology

1993 – Heart: Desire Walks On

1995 – The Rolling Stones: Stripped (live)

1996 – Prince: Emancipation

1997 – Metallica: Reload

2000 – The Beatles: 1

2001 – Shelby Lynne: Love, Shelby

2002 – George Harrison: Brainwashed

 

2002 – Audioslave: Audioslave

2003 – The Beatles: Let it Be… Naked

2005 – Neil Diamond: 12 Songs

2008 – Sammy Hagar: Cosmic Universal Fashion

2012 – Soundgarden: King Animal

 

 

  

Births

 

Johnny Mercer – Nov. 18, 1909

Petula Clark – Nov. 15, 1932

Gordon Lightfoot – Nov. 17, 1938

Rick Kemp (Steeleye Span) – Nov. 15, 1941

John Hammond Jr. – Nov. 13, 1942

Gene Clark – Nov. 17, 1944

Frida Lyngstad (ABBA) – Nov. 15, 1945

Ray Wylie Hubbard – Nov. 13, 1946

Martin Barre – Nov. 17, 1946

Toy Caldwell – Nov. 13, 1947

Terry Reid – Nov. 13, 1949

Roger Steen (The Tubes) – Nov. 13, 1949

James Young (Styx) – Nov. 14, 1949

Graham Parker – Nov. 18, 1950

Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Whitesnake) – Nov. 18, 1950

Stephen Bishop – Nov. 14, 1951

Kim Wilde – Nov. 18, 1960

Matt Sorum – Nov. 19, 1960

Kirk Hammett – Nov. 18, 1962

Diana Krall – Nov. 16, 1964

Jeff Buckley – Nov. 17, 1966

 

 

 


Deaths

 

Danny Whitten (Crazy Horse) – Nov. 18, 1972

Tom Evans (Badfinger) – Nov. 19, 1983

Ronnie Bond (The Troggs) – Nov. 13, 1992

R.J. Vealey (Atlanta Rhythm Section) – Nov. 13, 1999

Michael Stewart (We Five) – Nov. 13, 2002

Don Gibson – Nov. 16, 2003

Ruth Brown – Nov. 16, 2006

Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot) – Nov. 19, 2007

Mark “Moogy” Klingman (Utopia) – Nov. 15, 2011

Jimmy Ruffin – Nov. 16, 2014

Leon Russell – Nov. 13, 2016

Sharon Jones – Nov. 18, 2016

 

 

 

  

  

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