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HC's Rock Rewind

A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

 

by  Anne Erickson

 

 

Week of June 24th - 30th

 

This week, John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote an early Beatles classic, Deep Purple’s most famous lineup disbanded, and Pink Floyd staged a one-off reunion for a major charity event. A trove of classic albums was released as well, including landmark records by Free, the Doobie Brothers, and Bad Company. Read on for a look back at other noteworthy moments that shaped rock and roll.
 

Events 

 

1956 – Elvis Presley records “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” in New York City.

1962 – Jimi Hendrix receives an honorable discharge from the Army after he fractures his ankle in a parachute jump.

1963 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney write “She Loves You” in a hotel room while on tour in England.

 

 

1965 – The Byrds’ cover of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” tops the Billboard singles chart.

1970 – The band formerly known as Smile performs under the moniker Queen for the first time.

1971 – New York City’s famous Fillmore East venue stages its last show. The bill includes the Allman Brothers Band, the J. Geils Band, Albert King, and Mountain, among others.

1973 – Brian Eno exits Roxy Music.

1974 – Neal Peart becomes the drummer for Rush, replacing John Rutsey.

1975 – David Bowie releases “Fame.” The single goes on to become Bowie’s first #1 hit in the U.S.

 

 

1976 – John Lennon gets his “green card” from the U.S. Department of Naturalization.

1973 – Deep Purple’s most famous lineup disbands, as lead singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover abruptly leave the group following a show in Osaka, Japan.

1977 – Elvis Presley stages his last concert, performing in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1980 – Paul McCartney’s single “Coming Up” tops the U.S. singles chart.

1985 – David Bowie and Mick Jagger record “Dancing in the Street” at Abbey Road Studios. They also shoot the video for the song on that same day.

1996 – Sammy Hagar is replaced by David Lee Roth as Van Halen’s lead vocalist. Eleven years earlier, Hagar had replaced Roth in that same role.

2004 – The Kinks’ Dave Davies suffers a massive stroke. During a lengthy recovery he re-learns how to play guitar.

2005 – Pink Floyd members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Rick Wright reunite to perform at the Live 8 concert in London.

 

Releases  

 

1966 – The Mothers of Invention: Freak Out!

1967 – The Rolling Stones: Flowers

 

 
 

 

1968 – Pink Floyd: A Saucerful of Secrets

1968 – Steve Miller Band: Children of the Future

1968 – Fairport Convention: Fairport Convention

1968 – The Band: Music from Big Pink

1970 – Free:  Fire and Water

1970 – The Monkees: Changes

1970 – Rare Earth: Ecology

1970 – Rod Stewart: Gasoline Alley

1970 – Todd Rundgren: Runt

1970 – Cactus: Cactus

1971 – The Flying Burrito Brothers: The Flying Burrito Brothers

1972 – Leon Russell: Carney

 


 

 

1972 – Free: Free At Last

1972 – Big Star: #1 Record

1972 – Alice Cooper: School’s Out

1972 – The Doobie Brothers: Toulouse Street

1973 – Sly & the Family Stone: Fresh

1974 – Bad Company: Bad Company

1974 – Elton John: Caribou

1974 – America: Holiday

1974 – Uriah Heep: Wonderworld

1975 – Bob Dylan & The Band: The Basement Tapes

1975 – Average White Band: Cut the Cake

1975 – The Tubes: The Tubes

1976 – Uriah Heep: High and Mighty

1976 – The Marshall Tucker Band: Long Hard Ride

1976 – Jefferson Starship: Spitfire

1977 – Kiss: Love Gun

1977 – James Taylor: JT

1977 – Steve Winwood: Steve Winwood

1979 – Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps

1980 – The Soft Boys: Underwater Moonlight

1980 – Queen: The Game

1982 – Robert Plant: Pictures at Eleven

1982 – Joe Jackson: Night and Day

1982 – Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Imperial Bedroom

1985 – AC/DC: Fly on the Wall

1989 – The B-52’s: Cosmic Thing

1989 – Don Henley: The End of Innocence

1990 – Sonic Youth: Goo

1990 – Cheap Trick: Busted

1990 – Steve Earle: The Hard Way

1991 – Alice Cooper: Hey Stoopid

 


 

1991 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Into the Great Wide Open

1992 – PJ Harvey: Dry

1993 – Ozzy Osbourne: Live & Loud

1993 – Jeff Beck: Crazy Legs

1995 – Gov’t Mule: Gov’t Mule

1995 – Neil Young: Mirror Ball

1998 – Cowboy Junkies: Miles from Our Home

1998 – System of a Down: System of a Down

2002 – Oasis: Heathen Chemistry

2002 – Green Day: Shenanigans

2004 – The Cure: The Cure

2004 – Rush: Feedback

2005 – Fountains of Wayne: Out-of-State Plates

 

Deaths

 

Alan Myers (Devo) – June 24, 2013

Sky Saxon (The Seeds) – June 25, 2009

Boudleaux Bryant – June 25, 1987

Hillel Slovak (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – June 25, 1988

Tim Buckley – June 29, 1975

Lowell George – June 29, 1979

 

 

Rushton Moreve (Steppenwolf) – July 1, 1981

Wolfman Jack – July 1, 1995

Dennis Brown – July 1, 1999

Chet Atkins – June 30, 2001

John Entwistle – June 27, 2002

Herbie Mann – July 1, 2003

Luther Vandross – July 1, 2005

George McCorkle (The Marshall Tucker Band) – June 29, 2007

Mel Galley (Whitesnake) – July 1, 2008

Bobby Womack – June 27, 2014

Scotty Moore – June 28, 2016

 


Births

 

Willie Dixon – July 1, 1915

Lena Horne – June 30, 1917

Doc Pomus – June 27, 1925

Eddie Floyd – June 25, 1937

Billy Davis (The 5th Dimension) – June 26, 1938

Delaney Bramlett – July 1, 1939

Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) – June 27, 1942

Bobby Harrison (Procol Harum) – June 28, 1943

Jeff Beck – June 24, 1944

Arthur Brown – June 24, 1944

Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band) – June 30, 1944

Colin Blunstone – June 24, 1945

Carly Simon – June 25, 1945

Deborah Harry – July 1, 1945

 

Mick Fleetwood – June 24, 1947

Ian Paice (Deep Purple) – June 29, 1948

Andy Scott (The Sweet) – June 30, 1949

Stanley Clarke – June 30, 1951

Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult) – June 25, 1946

Ian McDonald – June 25, 1946

Fred Schneider (The B-52’s) – July 1, 1951

Colin Hay (Men at Work) – June 29, 1953

Mick Jones (The Clash) – June 26, 1955

 

Chris Isaak – June 26, 1956

Lisa Germano – June 27, 1958

Lorrie Morgan – June 27, 1959

Terri Nunn (Berlin) – June 26, 1961

Yngwie Malmsteen – June 30, 1963

Bobby Bare Jr. – June 28, 1966

Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) – June 26, 1969

Gretchen Wilson – June 26, 1973

Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer) – June 27, 1976

Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon) – June 26, 1979

 

Week of July 1st - 7th

 

The first week of July brings a bevy of important music events, from the births of Ringo Starr and Jack White to the release of albums from Queen and Styx. Read on for some major events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening July 1 – 7.

 

Events

 

1956 - Johnny Cash plays the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for the first time. 

1968 - The Yardbirds play their final show in Luton, England. Jimmy Page goes on to form Led Zeppelin.

1962 - Jimi Hendrix is honorably discharged from the U.S. Army following breaking his ankle during a parachute jump.

1969 - The band Mountain forms in Long Island.

1969 - The Beatles begin recording their famed song “Here Comes the Sun.”

1972 - David Bowie introduced himself to the world as Ziggy Stardust at a “Save The Whales” benefit show in London.

1980 - Led Zeppelin plays their concert in West Berlin.

1981 - Bruce Springsteen performs the first of six sold-out gigs at the Byrne Arena in New Jersey.

1982 - Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Arden get married on July 4th.

1995 - The Grateful Dead perform their final concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

 

 

Releases

  

Ray Charles, Ray Charles, 1957

Hootie & the Blowfish, Cracked Rear View, 1994

Queen, Keep Yourself Alive, 1973

Sonny and Cher, I Got You Babe, 1965

Styx, The Grand Illusion, 1977

 

 

 

 

Dream Theater, Images and Words, 1992

Prince, Chaos and Disorder, 1996


 

 


 

Deaths

 

Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones), July 3, 1969

Louis Armstrong, July 6, 1971

Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd), July 7, 2006

 

 

Births

 

Paul Williams (The Temptations), July 2, 1939

John Colla (Huey Louis & the News), July 2, 1952

Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), July 3, 1957

Ray Davies (The Kinks), July 4, 1945

Chris Britton (The Troggs), July 4, 1945

Joey Molland (Badfinger), July 4, 1947

Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), July 4, 1950

Mike Einziger (Incubus), July 4, 1976

Brandon Flowers (The Killers), July 4, 1981

Robbie Robertson (The Band), July 5, 1943

Huey Lewis, born Hugh Anthony Cregg III, July 5, 1950

Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf), July 5, 1950

Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (Wu-Tang Clan), July 5, 1969

Jason Wade (Lifehouse), July 5, 1980

Dave Rowberry (The Animals), July 6, 1940

Mike Shrieve (Santana), July 6, 1949

Ringo Starr (The Beatles), born Richard Starkey, July 7, 1940

Mark White (Spin Doctors), July 7, 1962

 

 

-HC- 

 

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Anne Erickson holds years of bylines in Gannett Media publications, as well as music magazines Premier Guitar, Guitar Edge and more. She also hosts radio shows with iHeartRadio and has been syndicated in Seattle, Dayton, Central Coast California and beyond. Anne is a loyal Spartan and holds a Master’s degree from MSU. She resides in Lansing, Michigan.A

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SLYSKI  |  July 08, 2019 at 4:58 pm
I really enjoy your "rock rewind" articles, I look forward to reading them.
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