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HC's Rock Rewind

A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

 

by Team HC

Week of September 11th - 17th

 

trove of memorable events occurred during this week in rock history. The Monkees made their debut on American television, a pioneering prog-rock band performed onstage for the first time, and the surviving members of Led Zeppelin made a landmark announcement. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.


 

Events

 

1955 -- Little Richard records “Tutti Frutti” in New Orleans. It’s the last of nine songs he records for his debut album, Here’s Little Richard.

1962 -- The Beatles record their first British singles, “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You.”

1965 – The Ford automobile company begins offering factory-installed 8-track tape players in its Mustang, Thunderbird, and Lincoln models. The tapes, which often get chewed up by the malfunctioning players, are at first available only at auto parts stores or at Ford dealers.

1966 -- The TV show “The Monkees” makes its American broadcast debut on the NBC network.

1967 -- The Beatles begin filming Magical Mystery Tour.

1967 -- Jimi Hendrix's debut album, Are You Experienced?, enters the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, where it remains for more than two years.

1969 -- John Lennon introduces the Plastic Ono Band while in Toronto for the Rock and Roll Revival Show. The group’s performance at the event is later released as the live album, Live Peace in Toronto 1969.

1969 -- Genesis perform onstage for the first time, playing at a cottage owned by frontman Peter Gabriel's former Sunday school teacher.

1972 -- Peter Frampton stages his first solo concert, opening for the J. Geils Band in New York.

 

1974 -- An AM radio station in Roanoke, Virginia, starts playing the Doobie Brothers’ song “Black Water,” as a nod to a local stream that bears the same name. The response from listeners proves so positive, the label releases the track as a single. The recording goes on to become a #1 hit.

1976 -- KC and the Sunshine Band top the U.S. singles chart with “(Shake Shake Shake), Shake Your Booty.” The track is the band’s third Number One hit in the U.S.

1979 - ABBA kick off their first and only North America tour, performing a show at the Edmonton Sports Arena.

1982 – Pink Floyd's The Wall makes it feature film screen debut.

1996 -- Jack Gillis marries Meg White, thus giving birth to The White Stripes. The couple at first tell journalists they are brother and sister, but the ruse is eventually exposed.

1987 – The TV show “American Bandstand” becomes the longest-running entertainment show in America.

2007 -- Surviving Led Zeppelin members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones announce they will regroup for a tribute concert to honor Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, with drummer John Bonham’s son Jason filling in for his late father. The concert is staged on November 26 at the 02 Arena in London.

 

Releases

 

1967 – The Kinks: Something Else

1969 – Rolling Stones: Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)

1971 – The Band: Cahoots

1971 -- Judee Sill: Judee Sill

1972 – Yes: Close to the Edge

1972 – Grand Funk Railroad: Phoenix

1972 – John Denver: Rocky Mountain High

1973 – Bruce Springsteen: The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle

1974 -- Raspberries: Starting Over

 

1975 – Thin Lizzy: Fighting

1975 -- Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

1975 – Supertramp: Crisis? What Crisis?

1975 – Foghat: Fool for the City

1976 – Electric Light Orchestra: A New World Record

1976 – Bob Dylan: Hard Rain (Live)

1976 – Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More from the Road

1976 -- Ringo Starr: Ringo's Rotogravure

1977 – Chicago: Chicago XI

1977 – Talking Heads: Talking Heads 77

1979 – Foreigner: Head Games

1979 – Frank Zappa: Joe's Garage Act I

1980 – David Bowie: Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

1980 – Doobie Brothers: One Step Closer

1981 – Genesis: Abacab

1981 – Billy Joel: Songs in the Attic

1983 – UB40: Labour of Love

1983 -- Huey Lewis and the News: Sports

1984 – Kiss: Animalize

1984 – Motörhead: No Remorse

1986 -- Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Blood & Chocolate

1986 – Cyndi Lauper: True Colors

1987 – Jethro Tull: Crest of a Knave

1987 -- Public Image Ltd: Happy?

1987 -- Mick Jagger: Primitive Cool

1987 – Ramones: Halfway to Sanity

1987 – Yes: Big Generator

1989 – Aerosmith: Pump

1990 – Warrant: Cherry Pie

1991 -- Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tears

 

 

1991 – Hole: Pretty on the Inside

1991 -- Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I -

1991 -- Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II

1992 -- Blind Melon: Blind Melon

1993 – Counting Crows: August and Everything After

1993 – Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell

1994 -- Eric Clapton: From the Cradle

1995 -- Lenny Kravitz: Circus

1995 -- Red Hot Chili Peppers: One Hot Minute

1996 – ZZ Top: Rhythmeen

1998 -- L.A. Guns: Wasted

1999 -- Iggy Pop: Avenue B

2000 -- Emmylou Harris: Red Dirt Girl

2001 -- Boz Scaggs: Dig

2001 -- Bob Dylan: Love and Theft

2001 -- John Hiatt: The Tiki Bar Is Open

2001 -- Drive-By Truckers: Southern Rock Opera

2001 – Lifehouse: Stanley Climbfall

2003 -- David Bowie: Reality

2004 -- Megadeth: The System Has Failed

2005 -- Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

2005 – Queen: Return of the Champions

2005 -- Bonnie Raitt: Souls Alike

 

 

Deaths

 

Marc Bolan – September 16, 1977

Peter Tosh – September 11, 1987

Rob Tyner (MC5) -- September 17, 1991

Johnny Cash -- September 12, 2003

Johnny Ramone -- September 15, 2004

Rick Wright -- September 15, 2008

Norman Whitfield – September 16, 2008

Jim Carroll – September 11, 2009

Mary Travers -- September 16, 2009

Jackie Lomax – September 16, 2013

 

 

 

Births

 

Bill Monroe – September 13, 1911

Hank Williams -- September 17, 1923

B.B. King -- September 16, 1925

Bill Black -- September 17, 1926

George Jones -- September 12, 1931

David Clayton-Thomas – September 13, 1941

Jack Ely – September 11, 1943

Barry White -- September 12, 1944

Peter Cetera -- September 13, 1944

Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer) – September 12, 1946

Peter Agnew (Nazareth) – September 14, 1946

Kenney Jones -- September 16, 1948

Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd) -- September 14, 1949

Paul Kossoff -- September 14, 1950

Fee Waybill (The Tubes) – September 17, 1950

Neil Peart -- September 12, 1952

 

Gerry Beckley (America) – September 12, 1952

 

 

Don Was – September 13, 1952

Tommy Shaw (Styx) – September 11, 1953

Dave Mustaine -- September 13, 1961

Zak Starkey – September 13, 1965

Ben Folds -- September 12, 1966

Harry Connick, Jr. – September 11, 1967

Richard Ashcroft – September 11, 1971

Jennifer Nettles -- September 12, 1974

Fiona Apple -- September 13, 1977

Amy Winehouse -- September 14, 1983

 

 

 

Week of September 18th - 24th

 

trove of memorable events occurred during this week in rock history. Led Zeppelin’s recording career got underway, a reggae legend performed his final show, and one of rock’s most beloved alternative bands announced they were coming to an end. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week. 

 

 

Events

 

1960 – Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” tops the singles chart in the U.S.

1964 – Herman’s Hermits top the U.K. charts – the only time the band would do so – with their version of the Carole King/Gerry Goffin song, “I’m into Something Good.”

1967 – The Box Tops kick off a four-week run atop the U.S. charts with “The Letter.”

1968 – Led Zeppelin begin recording their debut album at Olympic Studios in London.

1969 – Blind Faith’s self-titled album tops the U.S. album chart. The “supergroup” consists of Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ric Grech, and Ginger Baker.

1971 – Peter Frampton officially leaves Humble Pie to launch his solo career.

1971 – The acclaimed music show “The Old Grey Whistle Test” premieres on BBC television. The trio America is one of two featured “live” artists, with clips of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix being shown as well.

1980 – Bob Marley performs his last show, staging a concert with the Wailers at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh.

1981 – Simon & Garfunkel reunite to perform a free concert in Central Park in New York. More than 400,000 people are in attendance.

1983 – Kiss appear on TV without their trademark makeup for the first time, sitting for an interview with MTV about their new album, Lick It Up.

1985 – The first Farm Aid benefit concert is staged in Champaign, Illinois. Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp are the main organizers of the event.

1997 – The VH1 show “Storytellers” is broadcast live for the first time, with Elton John performing in New Orleans from the House of Blues.

1997 – The Rolling Stones kick off their “Bridges to Babylon” tour with a performance in Chicago.

 

1998 – The first Lilith Fair concert to be staged outside North America takes place at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

2011 – R.E.M. announce the band is coming to an end after a 30-year-plus run.

 

  


Releases 

 

1967 – Beach Boys: Smiley Smile

1969 – The Band: The Band

1969 – Isaac Hayes: Hot Buttered Soul

1969 – Laura Nyro: New York Tendaberry

1970 – Neil Young: After the Gold Rush

1970 – Allman Brothers Band: Idlewild South

1971 – T. Rex: Electric Warrior

1973 – Thin Lizzy: Vagabonds of the Western World

1973 – Black Oak Arkansas: High on the Hog

1975 – Rush: Caress of Steel

1977 – Steely Dan: Aja

1977 – Randy Newman: Little Criminals

1977 – Rolling Stones: Love You Live

1977 – The Stranglers: No More Heroes

1978 – Yes: Tormato

1978 – Ramones: Road to Ruin

1979 – Foghat: Boogie Motel

1979 – Cheap Trick: Dream Police

1979 – Eagles: The Long Run

1980 – Utopia: Deface the Music

1981 – King Crimson: Discipline

1981 – Frank Zappa: You Are What You Is

1982 – Billy Joel: The Nylon Curtain

1983 – Kiss: Lick It Up

1985 – 10,000 Maniacs: The Wishing Chair

1986 – Megadeth: Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

1986 – Alice Cooper: Constrictor

1986 – Boston: Third Stage

 

1987 – Kiss: Crazy Nights

1988 – Bon Jovi: New Jersey

1989 – Bob Dylan: Oh Mercy

1989 – Lenny Kravitz: Let Love Rule

1990 – AC/DC: The Razors Edge

1990 – Megadeth: Rust in Peace

1991 – Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

1991 – Nirvana: Nevermind

1992 – Nine Inch Nails: Broken (EP)

1992 – Bad Company: Here Comes Trouble

1993 – Nirvana: In Utero

1994 – Grant Lee Buffalo: Mighty Joe Moon

1994 – Liz Phair: Whip-Smart

1995 – Mercury Rev: See You on the Other Side

1995 – Son Volt: Trace

1996 – Sheryl Crow: Sheryl Crow

1996 – Susanna Hoffs: Susanna Hoffs

 

 

1997 – Elton John: The Big Picture

1997 – Gilby Clarke: The Hangover

1997 – Bob Dylan: Time Out of Mind

1998 – Goo Goo Dolls: Dizzy Up the Girl

1998 – Kiss: Psycho Circus

1998 – Queens of the Stone Age: Queens of the Stone Age

1999 – Yes: The Ladder

1999 – Chris Cornell: Euphoria Morning

1999 – Nine Inch Nails: The Fragile

2000 – Willie Nelson: Milk Cow Blues

2001 – Alice Cooper: Dragontown

2001 – John Mayer: Room for Squares

2004 – Green Day: American Idiot

 

 

2004 – John Fogerty: Deja Vu All Over Again

2005 – Buddy Guy: Bring ‘Em In

2005 – Bon Jovi: Have a Nice Day

 

 

Deaths

 

Jimi Hendrix – September 18, 1970

Gram Parsons – September 19, 1973

Jim Croce – September 20, 1973

Robbie McIntosh (Average White Band) – September 23, 1974

Steve Goodman – September 20, 1984

Jaco Pastorius – September 21, 1987

Lawrence “Booker T.” Laury – September 23, 1995

Jimmy Witherspoon – September 18, 1997

Skeeter Davis – September 19, 2004

Doug Grassel (Ohio Express) – September 21, 2013

 

 

Births

 

John Coltrane – September 23, 1926

Joni James – September 22, 1930

Ray Charles – September 23, 1930

Brook Benton – September 19, 1931

Anthony Newley – September 24, 1931

Jimmie Rodgers – September 18, 1933

Brian Epstein – September 19, 1934

Leonard Cohen – September 21, 1934

Roy Buchanan – September 23, 1939

Paul Williams – September 19, 1940

Bill Medley – September 19, 1940

Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly) – September 19, 1941

Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers) – September 24, 1942

Linda McCartney – September 24, 1942

Cass Elliott – September 19, 1943

Jesse Ed Davis – September 21, 1944

Freda Payne – September 19, 1945

Lol Creme (10cc) – September 19, 1947

Don Felder (Eagles) – September 21, 1947

Neal Smith (Alice Cooper) – September 23, 1947

Bruce Springsteen – September 23, 1949

Daniel Lanois – September 19, 1951

David Coverdale – September 22, 1951

Dee Dee Ramone – September 18, 1952

Nile Rodgers – September 19, 1952

Nick Cave – September 22, 1957

Lita Ford – September 19, 1958

Joan Jett – September 22, 1958

 

 

Joanne Catherall (Human League) – September 18, 1962

Trisha Yearwood – September 19, 1964

Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) – September 20, 1966

Matthew Nelson – September 20, 1967

Gunnar Nelson – September 20, 1967

Faith Hill – September 21, 1967

Liam Gallagher – September 21, 1972

 

 

  

  

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