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HC's Rock Rewind

A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

 

by Team HC

Week of October 9th - 15th

 

trove of memorable events occurred during this week in rock history. The Beatles met one of their heroes for the first time, Rod Stewart said goodbye to a beloved band, and one of rock and roll’s pioneering founders performed his last show. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

 

 

Events

 

1902 – Orville Gibson founds the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Company, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1962 – Little Richard headlines a concert bill in England that includes The Beatles, affording the band the chance to meet one of their heroes for the first time.

1965 – The Beatle’s “Yesterday” begins a four-week run atop the U.S. singles chart.

1965 – The Who record “My Generation” at Pye studios in London.

1966 – Grace Slick makes her debut stage appearance with Jefferson Airplane.

1969 – The Jackson Five make their national television debut, appearing on the ABC show “Hollywood Palace.”

1969 – Muddy Waters suffers severe injuries in an auto accident outside Chicago. Henceforth, the blues legend will generally perform while seated.

1970 – The musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” makes its Broadway debut.

1971 – “Maggie May” becomes the first of six U.K. Number One hits for Rod Stewart.

1975 – Rod Stewart’s longtime affiliation with Faces ends, with the staging of a final concert in New York.

1979 – The mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley, declares October 10 “Fleetwood Mac Day.” The band is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1979 – ABBA perform their first concert in North America, staging a show in Vancouver, Canada.

1990 – Dave Grohl makes his on-stage debut as Nirvana’s drummer, appearing behind the kit at a show in Olympia, Washington.

1996 – At long last, the Rolling Stones release their legendary 1968 BBC television special, The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus.

 

 

 

1993 – Nirvana’s third studio album, In Utero, enters the U.S. album chart at Number One.

2000 – The first John Lennon museum opens. Located in Japan, it makes its debut on what would have been Lennon’s 60th birthday.

 

 

2012 – The Rolling Stones release a well-received new single titled “Doom and Gloom.”

2013 – Paul McCartney stages a surprise show for New Yorkers, performing a free (albeit brief) concert from the platform of a truck parked in Times Square.

2014 – Chuck Berry performs his final show, staging the last of his long-running monthly gigs at the Blueberry Hill club in St. Louis.

2016 – Rod Stewart is knighted at Buckingham Palace.

2016 – Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first American to receive the distinction since Toni Morrison was similarly honored in 1993.

 

Releases

 

1966 – The Monkees: The Monkees

1969 – The Kinks: Arthur

1969 – King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King

1969 – Frank Zappa: Hot Rats

 

1970 – Pink Floyd: Atom Heart Mother

1972 – Santana: Caravanserai

1973 – Genesis: Selling England by the Pound

1973 – Neil Young: Time Fades Away

1974 – Billy Joel: Streetlife Serenade

1974 – Jethro Tull: War Child

1975 – Deep Purple: Come Taste the Band

1977 – Kiss: Alive II

1977 – David Bowie: “Heroes”

 

 

 

1978 – Toto: Toto

1979 – Fleetwood Mac: Tusk

1981 – U2: October

1981 – Prince: Controversy

1983 – Cyndi Lauper: She’s So Unusual

1984 – Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

1984 – Julian Lennon: Valotte

1985 – INXS: Listen Like Thieves

1985 – Rush: Power Windows

1986 – Billy Idol: Whiplash Smile

1987 – Bruce Springsteen: Tunnel of Love

1987 – Joe Satriani: Surfing with the Alien

1988 – U2: Rattle and Hum

1989 – The Jesus and Mary Chain: Automatic

1993 – Letters to Cleo: Aurora Gory Alice

1994 – Suede: Dog Man Star

1994 – The Cult: The Cult

1995 – Peter Frampton: Frampton Comes Alive! II

1995 – Green Day: Insomniac

1996 – Counting Crows: Recovering the Satellites

1996 – Donovan: Sutras

1997 – Green Day: Nimrod

2000 – Slash’s Snakepit: Ain’t Life Grand

2001 – The Strokes: Is This It

 

 

Deaths

 

Cole Porter – Oct. 15, 1964

Gene Vincent – Oct. 12, 1971

Ed Sullivan – Oct. 12, 1974

Jacques Brel – Oct. 9, 1978

Ricky Wilson (B-52s) – Oct. 12, 1985

Leonard Bernstein – Oct. 14, 1990

John Denver – Oct. 12, 1997

Freddie Fender – Oct. 14, 2006

Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer) – Oct. 12, 2009

Solomon Burke – Oct. 10, 2010



   

Births

 

Thelonious Monk – Oct. 10, 1917

Ennio Morricone – Oct. 10, 1928

Dottie West – Oct. 11, 1932

Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) – Oct. 12, 1935

John Lennon – Oct. 9, 1940

Cliff Richard – Oct. 14, 1940

Paul Simon – Oct. 12, 1941

John Entwistle – Oct. 9, 1944

Robert Lamm – Oct. 13, 1944

Alan Cartwright (Procol Harum) – Oct. 10, 1945

John Prine – Oct. 10, 1946

Daryl Hall – Oct. 11, 1946

Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) – Oct. 14, 1946

Richard Carpenter – Oct. 15, 1946

Sammy Hagar – Oct. 13, 1947

Jackson Browne – Oct. 9, 1948

David Lee Roth – Oct. 10, 1954

Tanya Tucker – Oct. 10, 1958

Thomas Dolby – Oct. 14, 1958

Bob Mould – Oct. 12, 1960

Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) – Oct. 10, 1961

Polly Jean Harvey – Oct. 9, 1969

Sean Lennon – Oct. 9, 1975

 

 

 

 

 

Week of October 2nd - 8th

 

Historically speaking, this week in rock music has been marked by a trove of memorable events. Pop music’s most important band made their television debut, one of rock’s greatest heavy metal bands kicked off their third U.S. tour, and classic rock legends Santana made a spectacular comeback. A spate of classic albums was released as well, including landmark records by David Bowie, Bob Seger and the Rolling Stones. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

 

 

Events 

 

1959 – Paul McCartney makes his debut appearance with The Quarrymen, performing alongside John Lennon and three other band members.

1960 – Roy Orbison scores his first U.K. Number One hit, with “Only the Lonely.”

 

1962 – The Beatles make their television debut, performing the songs “Some Other Guy” and “Love Me Do” live on a show titled “People and Places,” in Manchester, England.

1966 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience play their first major public show as a band, appearing at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France.

1969 – Peter Frampton meets singer Steve Marriott. The two begin plans for a new band, which emerges the following April as Humble Pie.

1969 – Led Zeppelin kicks off their third U.S. tour, performing at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

1969 – Rod Stewart joins The Faces.

1972 – Creedence Clearwater Revival disbands.

1976 – Keith Moon plays his last show with The Who, as the band completes a North American tour in Toronto. The drummer dies two years later in September of 1978.

1977 – The Led Zeppelin film “The Song Remains the Same” premieres in New York City and in London. The band attends the New York premiere.

1977 – In Greenville, S.C., Lynyrd Skynyrd play their last show prior to the plane crash in which three members of the band lost their lives in one of rock’s most devastating tragedies.

1978 – The Police make their U.S. debut, performing at CBGB’s in New York.

1986 – Footage of a tribute concert celebrating Chuck Berry’s 60th birthday is shot in St. Louis, for the 1987 documentary film “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll.” In addition to Berry himself, performers include Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Etta James, among others.

1991 – Red Hot Chili Peppers kick off their Blood Sugar Sex Majik tour. Up-and-comers Pearl Jam are one of the opening acts.

1999 – Santana’s Supernatural album tops the charts, giving the group their first Number One album in 28 years.

 

2001 – Concerts are staged at Madison Square Garden in New York and at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., to raise funds for victims of the 9/11 attacks. David Bowie, Paul McCartney, The Who and Eric Clapton are among the performers.

2006 – Legendary punk club CBGB closes after a 33-year run in New York City.

2008 – Guns N’ Roses release their first new material in nearly a decade, issuing the title track from the new album, Chinese Democracy. Singer Axl Rose is the sole original member of the band.

 


Releases  

 

1964 – The Rolling Stones: 12 x 5

1964 – Simon & Garfunkel: Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.

1964 – Dusty Springfield: Dusty

1968 – Three Dog Night: Three Dog Night

1968 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland

1969 – Led Zeppelin: II

1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono: Wedding Album

1970 – Bob Dylan: New Morning

1971 – The Doors: Other Voices

1973 – Bob Marley & The Wailers: Burnin’

1973 – America: Hat Trick

1973 – Peter Frampton: Frampton’s Camel

1973 – David Bowie: Pinups

1973 – Montrose: Montrose

 

1973 – The Wailers: Burnin’

1974 – KISS: Hotter Than Hell

1974 – Rolling Stones: It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll

1976 – Frank Zappa: Zoot Allures

1976 – Elton John: Blue Moves

1976 – Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (live)

1976 – Bob Seger: Night Moves

1977 – Lynyrd Skynyrd: Street Survivors

1977 – Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell

1979 -- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Damn the Torpedoes                    

1979 – Prince: Prince

1980 – U2: Boy

1980 – Bruce Springsteen: The River

1980 – Cheap Trick: All Shook Up

1981 – The Human League: Dare

1981 – Eurythmics: In the Garden

1985 – The Cult: Love

1987 – INXS: Kick

1988 – Steve Earle: Copperhead Road

1988 – Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation

1989 – Nine Inch Nails: Pretty Hate Machine

1989 – Kiss: Hot in the Shade

1990 – Goo Goo Dolls: Hold Me Up

1990 – ZZ Top: Recycler

1990 – Paul Simon: The Rhythm of the Saints

1991 – Matthew Sweet: Girlfriend

1991 – Neil Young: Weld

1992 – Keith Richards: Main Offender

1993 – Pearl Jam: Vs.

1993 – Sarah McLachlan: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

1995 – Steely Dan: Alive in America

1998 – Black Sabbath: Reunion

1999 – Keith Urban: Keith Urban

2000 – Tony Iommi: Iommi

2001 – Ozzy Osbourne: Down to Earth

2002 – Foo Fighters: One By One

2002 – Santana: Shaman

2003 – Paul Westerberg: Come Feel Me Tremble

2011 – Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto

 

Births

 

Jelly Roll Morton – Oct. 20, 1890

Chuck Berry – Oct. 18, 1926

Nico – Oct. 16, 1938

Manfred Mann – Oct. 21, 1940

Jim Seals (Seals & Croft) – Oct. 17, 1941

Steve Cropper – Oct. 21, 1941

Elvin Bishop – Oct. 21, 1942

Bobby Fuller – Oct. 22, 1942

Peter Tosh – Oct. 19, 1944

Leslie West – Oct. 22, 1945

Keith Reid (Procol Harum) – Oct. 19, 1946

Lux Interior (The Cramps) -- Oct. 21, 1946

Bob Weir – Oct. 16, 1947

Laura Nyro – Oct. 18, 1947

Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers) – Oct. 19, 1948

Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon) – Oct. 18, 1949

Tom Petty – Oct. 20, 1950

Alan Greenwood (Foreigner) – Oct. 20, 1951

Keith Knudson (Doobie Brothers) – Oct. 18, 1952

Stiv Bators – Oct. 22, 1956

Karl Wallinger (The Waterboys, World Party) – Oct. 19, 1957

Steve Lukather – Oct. 21, 1957

Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) – Oct. 16, 1959

Bob Mould – Oct. 16, 1960

Norman Black (Teenage Fanclub) – Oct. 20, 1965

Ziggy Marley – Oct. 17, 1968

Shelby Lynne – Oct. 22, 1968

John Mayer – Oct. 16, 1977

 


Deaths

 

Leonard Chess – Oct. 16, 1969

Gene Krupa – Oct. 16, 1973

Ronnie Van Zant – Oct. 20, 1977

Steve Gaines – Oct. 20, 1977

Merle Travis – Oct. 20, 1983

Son House – Oct. 19, 1988

Don Cherry – Oct. 19, 1995

Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) – Oct. 21, 1995

Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper) – Oct. 19, 1997

Derek Bell (The Chieftains) – Oct. 17, 2002

Elliott Smith – Oct. 21, 2003

Sandy West (Runaways) – Oct. 21, 2006

Levi Stubbs (Four Tops) – Oct. 17, 2008

Dee Dee Warwick – Oct. 18, 2008


 

 

 

  

  

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