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    HC's Rock Rewind — May 27 - June 9

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    HC's Rock Rewind

    A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

     

    by  Anne Erickson

     

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    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.

     

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    Releases  

     

    Bob Dylan, Down in the Groove, 1988

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

     

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    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

     

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    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

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    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.

     

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    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

     

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    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

     

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    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

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    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

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    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

     

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    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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    anneericksonthumb-6b75d5e8.jpg.a64cd3abb82dc01fee5c427d8da3bb6e.jpgAnne 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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