Harmony Central's Rock Rewind - September 24 - October 7
By Team HC |
HC's Rock Rewind
A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History
by Team HC
Week of September 24th - 30th
To say the week of September 24 - 30th 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.
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.
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
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
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
Week of October 1st - 7th
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.
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.
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
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
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
Lindsey Buckingham - October 3, 1949
Eddie Clarke (Motörhead) - October 5, 1950
Mike Rutherford (Genesis) - October 2, 1950
Bob Geldof - October 5, 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
Al Jackson Jr. (Booker T. & the MG’s), October 1, 1975
Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield), October 1, 2004
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
Tom Petty - October 2, 2017
Geoff Emerick - October 2, 2018
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