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HC's Rock Rewind

A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

 

by  Anne Erickson

 

 

Week of May 27th - June  3rd

 

May 27 through June 3 brought some timeless rock albums to the world, from Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. That's not to mention the births of Ronnie Wood and Tom Morello. Keep reading for some major releases, historic events and notable births and deaths happening May 27 – June 3.

 

 

Events 

 

1959 - Atlanta's Herndon Stadium hosts one of the first outdoor rock concerts. The lineup includes Ray Charles, Jimmy Reed and B.B. King. 

1961 - Chuck Berry opens the Berryland amusement park in Wentzville, Missouri.

1961 - Jimi Hendrix officially joins the U.S. Army.

1964 - The Rolling Stones hit New York to kick off their first U.S. tour.

1975 - Ronnie Wood performs his first show as the guitarist for the Rolling Stones. It was on his 28th birthday.

1976 - The Who set the Guinness Book record for "World's Loudest Rock Band" with a show in London measuring 126 decibels. Guinness eventually stops certifying the record, due to hearing loss.

1983 - Kiss play their final concert in their makeup. Well, until 1996, that is, when they start playing with painted faces again.

1997 - Jeff Buckley’s body is discovered floating in a harbor running into the Mississippi River. He had disappeared the week before while taking a swim in a Memphis harbor.

 

 

 

 

 

Releases  

 

Bob Dylan, Down in the Groove, 1988

The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967 (U.S. release)

 

 

 

David Bowie, David Bowie, 1967

Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978

The Rolling Stones, Still Life, 1982

Bruce Springsteen, Born in the U.S.A., 1984

 

 

Sting, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, 1985

Metallica, Load, 1996

 

 

Deaths

 

Jeff Buckley, May 29, 1997

John Kahn (The Jerry Garcia Band), May 30, 1996

David Ruffin (The Temptations), June 1, 1991

Boyd Bennett, June 2, 2002

Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead), June 2, 2006

Bo Diddley, June 2, 2008

Leon Redbone - May 30, 2019

 


Births

 

Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship) – May 27, 1948 

Neil Finn (Crowded House) – May 27, 1956

Susan Ballion (Siouxsie Sioux) – May 27, 1957

Neil Finn (Crowded House) – May 27, 1958

Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains) – May 27, 1966

John Fogerty – May 28, 1945

Noel Gallagher, May 29, 1967

Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds), May 29, 1960

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave), May 30, 1964

Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), May 31, 1938

Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), May 31, 1938

Pat Boone, June 1, 1934

Ron Wood (The Rolling Stones, The Faces), June 1, 1947

Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode), June 1, 1959

Simon Gallup (The Cure), June 1, 1960

Mike Joyce (The Smiths), June 1, 1963

Alanis Morissette, June 1, 1974

Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones), June 2, 1941

Steve Brookins (.38 Special), June 2, 1951

Pete Farndon (The Pretenders), June 2, 1952

Fabrizio Moreti (The Strokes), June 2, 1980

Dave Alexander (The Stooges), June 3, 1947

Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd), June 3, 1952

Kerry King (Slayer), June 3, 1964

Mike Gordon (Phish), June 3, 1965

 

Week of June  3rd - 9th

 

This week in Rock Rewind, the world’s greatest pop group undertook their first recording session, The Rolling Stones replaced one of their founding members, and one of New York’s most influential bands reunited after 24 years. A trove of classic albums was released as well, including landmark records by David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, and The Cars. Read on for a look back at other noteworthy moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

 

Events

 

1962 -- The Beatles undertake their first recording session at Abbey Road studios. “Love Me Do” was among the four tracks recorded.

1963 -- The Rolling Stones release their first single, a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Come On.”

1964 – The first single to feature David Bowie is released. Titled “Liza Jane,” the recording is credited to “David Jones and the King Bees.

1966 – Great Britain’s “Melody Maker” magazine reports the formation of supergroup Cream.

1969 – Blind Faith play their first show, staging a concert in London’s Hyde Park.

1969 – The Rolling Stones replace Brian Jones with Mick Taylor.

1971 – Grand Funk Railroad topples a record previously head by The Beatles for the highest gross proceeds for a concert staged at New York’s Shea Stadium.

1974 – Keyboardist Rick Wakeman leaves prog-rock band Yes to begin a solo career.

1974 – Paul McCartney & Wings’ single “Band on the Run” hits Number One on the U.S. charts.

1975 – Elton John’s ninth studio album, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, becomes the first LP to enter the U.S. album chart at Number One.

 

 

 

1989 – The Doobie Brothers kick off a reunion tour. The tour is the first to feature the band’s original lineup since 1975.

1993 – The Velvet Underground reform for their first show in 24 years, performing at London’s Wembley Arena.

1993 – A ground-breaking ceremony is held in Cleveland for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.

2006 – Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant met and rehearsed songs for a benefit tribute for Atlantic Records’ co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. It was the first time the three had played together since their 1995 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2013 – Judas Priest’s Rob Halford announces the band will be reforming after a two-year absence.

2016 – All four members of ABBA perform together for the first time since 1982. The performance occurs at a private event to commemorate 50 years since songwriting partners Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson first met.

 

Releases

  

1960 – Roy Orbison:  “Only the Lonely” (single)

1965 – The Rolling Stones:  “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (U.S.)

1967 – Moby Grape:  Moby Grape

1969 – Elton John:  Empty Sky

1969 – Three Dog Night:  Suitable for Framing

1970 – Bob Dylan:  Self Portrait

1972 – David Bowie:  The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

 

 

 

1974 – Bill Wyman:  Monkey Grip

1975 – Eagles:  One of These Nights

1977 -- The J. Geils Band:  Monkey Island

1978 – Rolling Stones:  Some Girls

1978 – The Cars:  The Cars

1979 – Wings: Back to the Egg

1979 – The Knack:  Get the Knack

1980 – Bob Marley & The Wailers:  Uprising

1981 – The Psychedelic Furs:  Talk Talk Talk

1983 – The Kinks:  State of Confusion

1985 – Bob Dylan:  Empire Burlesque

1985 – R.E.M.:  Fables of the Reconstruction

1985 – Talking Heads:  Little Creatures

1989 – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble:  In Step

1986 – Genesis:  Invisible Touch

1991 – Lynyrd Skynyrd:  Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991

1994 – Boston:  Walk On

1995 – Soul Asylum:  Let Your Dim Light Shine

1998 – John Fogerty:  Premonition

 

 

1999 – Shelby Lynnne:  I Am Shelby Lynne

2000 – Alice Cooper:  Brutal Planet

2002 – David Bowie:  Heathen

2007 -- Paul McCartney:  Memory Almost Full

2007 – Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band:  Live in Dublin

2011 – Def Leppard:  Mirror Ball

 

Deaths

 

Stan Getz – June 6, 1991

Conway Twitty – June 5, 1993

Ronnie Lane – June 5, 1997

Dee Dee Ramone – June 5, 2002

Dave Rowberry (The Animals) - June 6, 2003

Ray Charles – June 10, 2004

Billy Preston – June 6, 2006

Marvin Isley – June 6, 2010

Stuart Cable (Stereophonics) – June 7, 2010

Dr. John - June 6, 2019

 

Births

 

Les Paul – June 9, 1915

 

Jackie Wilson – June 9, 1934

Levi Stubbs – June 6, 1936

Gary U.S. Bonds – June 6, 1939

Tom Jones – June 7, 1940

Jon Lord (Deep Purple) – June 9, 1941

Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) – June 8, 1942

Michelle Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas), June 4, 1944

Clarence White (The Byrds) – June 7, 1944

Boz Scaggs – June 8, 1944

Freddie Stone (Sly & the Family Stone) – June 5, 1946

Dave Alexander (The Stooges), June 3, 1947

Nancy Sinatra, June 4, 1940

Laurie Anderson – June 5, 1947

 

 

Tom Evans (Badfinger) – June 5, 1947

Mick Box (Uriah Heep) – June 9, 1947

Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship) – May 27, 1948

Trevor Bolder – June 9, 1950

Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd), June 3, 1952

Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs) – June 5, 1956

Prince Rogers Nelson – June 7, 1958

 

 

Steve Vai – June 6, 1960

Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) – June 8, 1960

Tom Araya – June 6, 1961

Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) – June 8, 1962

Kerry King (Slayer), June 3, 1964

Mike Gordon (Phish), June 3, 1965

Dave Navarro – June 7, 1967

James Shaffer (Korn) – June 6, 1970

Stefan Lessard (The Dave Matthews Band), June 4, 1974

Matt Bellamy (Muse) – June 9, 1978

Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) – June 5, 1979

-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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