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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 25th - October 1st

 

To say the week of September 25 through October 1 is a big one for rock history is an understatement. From the release of one of the most championed rock albums of all times (The Beatles’ Abbey Road) to the tragic death of John Bonham, this week is packed with significant events. Read on for a collection of major milestones, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening September 25 through October 1.

 

Events

 

1964 – The Beach Boys rocked “The Ed Sullivan Show” for the first time. The guys performed “I Get Around.”

1970 – The legendary Jimi Hendrix is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Seattle. He died on Sept. 18, 1970.

1980 - Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham suddenly dies at age 32 of asphyxiation from vomiting after an evening of drinking.

1984 – Prince unleashed his hit song “Purple Rain.”

1990 - Dave Grohl, former drummer of Scream, becomes a member of Nirvana.

1997 – Bob Dylan performs "Knocking on Heaven's Door" and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" for Pope John Paul II during a concert and mass in Bologna, Italy.

1998 – MTV Russia aired for the first time.

2008 - MySpace Music is officially launched following an agreement with EMI, the last major label that wasn't on board.

 

Releases

 

The Beatles, Abbey Road, 1969

John Lennon, Walls and Bridges, 1974

 

Rush, All the World’s A Stage, 1976

Styx, Crystal Ball, 1976

 

 

Prince, Diamonds and Pearls, 1991

Prince, The Gold Experience, 1995

Nirvana, From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah, 1996

Bob Dylan, Time Out of Mind, 1997

The Verve, Urban Hymns, 1997

The Rolling Stones, Forty Licks, 2002

Shine On, Jet, 2006

Bad Religion, The Dissent of Man, 2010

Thom Yorke (of Radiohead), Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, 2014

 

 

Deaths

 

John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), September 25, 1980

Mark Loomis (The Chocolate Watchband), September 26, 2014

Jimmy McCulloch (Paul McCartney’s Wings), September 27, 1979

Cliff Burton (Metallica), September 27, 1986

James Dean, September 30, 1955

Al Jackson Jr. (Booker T. & the MG’s), October 1, 1975

Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield), October 1, 2004


   

Births

 

George Gershwin, September 26, 1898

Joe Bauer (The Youngbloods), September 26, 1941

Olivia Newton-John, September 26, 1948

Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Airplane), September 26, 1954

Randy Bachman (The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive), September 27, 1944

Meat Loaf, September 27, 1947

Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind), September 27, 1966

Ed Sullivan, September 28, 1902

Ben E. King, September 28, 1938

Nick St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf), September 28, 1943

George Lynch (Dokken), September 28, 1955

Jerry Lee Lewis, September 29, 1935

Mark Farner (Grand Funk), September 29, 1948

Les Claypool, September 29, 1963

Brad Smith (Blind Melon), September 29, 1968

Johnny Mathis, September 30, 1935

Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield), September 30, 1940

Marc Bolan (T. Rex), September 30, 1947

Robby Takac (The Goo Goo Dolls), September 30, 1964

Julie Andrews, October 1, 1935

Jerry Martini (Sly and the Family Stone), October 1, 1943

Donny Hathaway, October 1, 1945

Michael "Cub" Koda (Brownsville Station), October 1, 1948

Kevin Griffin (Better than Ezra), October 1, 1968

 

 

 

 

 

Week of October 2nd - 8th

 

Happy October, rockers. The first week in October packs a major punch when it comes to musical milestones, from the release of Led Zeppelin III to the tragic death of Janis Joplin. Keep reading for a slew of events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening October 2 through 8.

 

Events

 

1962 - "Love Me Do," the debut single from the Beatles, was released in the UK.

1967 - The Beatles start recording "Hello Goodbye."

1968 - The Beatles' Abbey Road album reached number one on the UK charts.

1978 - Gene Simmons has something to celebrate, as his self-titled solo album is certified Platinum.

1985 - Bruce Springsteen closes out his Born in the USA tour with the final of four shows at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

1995 - (What's the Story?) Morning Glory is unleashed and thrusts Oasis into the worldwide spotlight.

 

  

  

2003 - For a third the third year in a row, Radiohead snags the "best act in the world today" award at the Q Awards in London.

 


Releases 

 

1963 - The Beach Boys, Little Deuce Coupe

1968 - Muddy Waters, Electric Mud

1970 - Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin III

 

  

 

1973 - Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

1975 - The Who, The Who By Numbers

1977 - ELO, Out of the Blue

1978 - Dire Straits, Dire Straits

1979 - The Who, Quadrophenia (soundtrack)

 

 

 

1980 - The Police, Zenyatta Mondatta

1981 - The Police, Ghost in the Machine

1982 - Accept, Restless and Wild

1983 - Genesis, Genesis

1986 - Slayer, Reign in Blood

1988 - Keith Richards, Talk Is Cheap

1992 - R.E.M., Automatic for the People

1992 - Soul Asylum, Grave Dancers Union

1994 - The Cranberries, No Need to Argue

1995 - Oasis, (What's the Story?) Morning Glory

1997 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Trouble Is...

1999 - Live, The Distance to Here

2000 - Green Day, Warning

2002 - Bon Jovi, Bounce

 

 

2006 - The Killers, Sam's Town

 

Births

Eddie Cochran - October 3, 1938

Chubby Checker - October 3, 1941

Steve Miller - October 5, 1943

Don McLean - October 2, 1945

Brian Connolly (Sweet) - October 5, 1945

Brian Johnson - October 5, 1947

Johnny Ramone - October 8, 1948

Lindsey Buckingham - October 3, 1949

Eddie Clarke (Motörhead) - October 5, 1950

Mike Rutherford (Genesis) - October 2, 1950

Bob Geldof - October 5, 1951

John Mellencamp - October 7, 1951

String - October 2, 1951

Tico Torres (Bon Jovi) - October 7, 1953

Stevie Ray Vaughan - October 3, 1954

Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) - October 6, 1954

Freddie Jackson - October 2, 1956

David Bryson (Counting Crows) - October 5, 1961

Tommy Lee - October 3, 1962

Tommy Stinson (The Replacements) - October 6, 1966

Thom Yorke (Radiohead) - October 7, 1968

Gwen Stefani - October 3, 1969

Tiffany - October 2, 1971

William Butler (Arcade Fire) - October 6, 1982


Deaths

 

Johnny Kidd - October 7, 1966

Janis Joplin - October 4, 1970

Woody Guthrie - October 3, 1967

Gene Autry dies - October 2, 1998

Benjamin Orr (The Cars) - October 3, 2000

Eddie Kendricks (The Temptations) - October 5, 1992

Mike Gibbins (Badfinger) - October 4, 2005

Philip Chevron (The Pogues) - October 8, 2013

 

 

 

  

  

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