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    HC's Rock Rewind — November 11 - 24

    By Team HC |

     

    One of rock’s most important bands made their U.S. television debut, a glam-rock icon staged his own episode of “The Midnight Special,” and Nirvana taped an historic concert. A spate of classic albums was released as well, including landmark records by The Velvet Underground, John Lennon, and U2. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

    Events

    1956 – “Love Me Tender,” the first feature film to star Elvis Presley, premieres at the Paramount Theater in New York.

    1955 - RCA Records scoops up Elvis Presley's recording contract from Sun Records for $35,000. It's a move that proves invaluable.

    1960 - It's discovered that George Harrison is underage, and the Beatles have to perform at Hamburg's Kaiserkeller Club without their 17-year-old band member.

    1960 – Ray Charles’ “Georgia on My Mind” tops the singles chart.

    1964 - The UK's first commercial radio station, called Radio Manx, starts broadcasting from the Isle of Man.

    1964 - The Who perform their first concert under their new name, after going by The High Numbers, at London's Marquee Club.

    1965 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience performs in public in the UK for the first time at the Bag O'Nails Club in London.

    1965 – The Rolling Stones make their U.S. national TV debut, performing “Get Off of My Cloud” on NBC’s “Hullabaloo.”

    1966 – Jefferson Airplane records “Somebody to Love.”

    1966 – The Doors sign a seven-album deal with Electra Records.

    The Doors

    1967 – Pink Floyd kick off their first U.K. tour, performing at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The band is part of a package tour that includes The Nice, The Move, and headliner Jimi Hendrix – among others.

    1968 – The Beatles’ animated film “Yellow Submarine” makes its New York premiere.

    1968 - Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce perform their final concert as Cream at London's Royal Albert Hall.

    1968 – Led Zeppelin stage their first-ever show, performing at Manchester College of Science & Technology in the U.K.

    1970 – Santana release the single, “Black Magic Woman.”

    1973 – David Bowie is the featured artist in a special edition of ABC’s “The Midnight Special.” The elaborately staged special is called “The 1980 Floor Show.”

    David Bowie

    1973 – The Who’s second rock opera, Quadrophenia, enters the U.K. album chart, eventually peaking at Number 2.

    1974 – John Lennon’s “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” tops the U.S. singles chart.

    1976 - The Band plays their final show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.

    1979 – The Guinness Book of World Records certifies that ABBA is the biggest-selling recording group in music history.

    1983 – Michael Jackson’s 14-minute Thriller video makes its debut in a theater in Los Angeles. MTV will begin airing the film the following month.

    1984 - Michael Jackson scores a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame directly in front of Mann's famous Chinese Theatre, creating the largest-ever crowd for such an unveiling.

    1993 – Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple following a concert in Helsinki. It’s the second time Blackmore has left the band, and this time he does not return.

    1993 – Nirvana tapes their MTV Unplugged concert in New York. The show is shot in a single day.

    2000 – The Beatles’ launch their first official website. The launch coincides with the release of their compilation album, 1.

    2004 – Gwen Stefani makes her television debut as a solo artist, singing at the annual American Music Awards.

    2006 – Led Zeppelin is inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame, with Queen’s Roger Taylor performing the honors.

    2008 - Roughly 14 years after Axl Rose started working on it, Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy is finally unleashed.

    2010 – Patti Smith wins the National Book Award for her acclaimed memoir, “Just Kids.”

    2013 - Loretta Lynn is honored at the White House with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


    Releases

    1970 -- Syd Barrett: Barrett

    1970 – The Velvet Underground: Loaded

    1963 - The Beatles: With the Beatles

    1965 - The Kinks: The Kink Controversy

    1968 - The Beatles: The Beatles

    1968 - The Kinks: The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society

    Velvet Underground

    1970 – Grand Funk Railroad: Live

    1970 – Three Dog Night: Naturally

    1971 – Leon Russell and Marc Benno: Asylum Choir II

    1971 – The Byrds: Farther Along

    1971 – Grand Funk Railroad: E Pluribus Funk

    1971 – Faces: A Nod is as Good as a Wink… to a Blind Horse

    1972 – Raspberries: Fresh

    1972 – America: Homecoming

    America

    1972 – The Moody Blues: Seventh Sojourn

    1972 - Elton John: Crocodile Rock (U.S. release)

    1973 – John Lennon: Mind Games

    1973 – Emerson Lake & Palmer: Brain Salad Surgery

    1974 – Roxy Music: Country Life

    1974 – Ringo Starr: Goodnight Vienna

    1974 – Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

    1974 - Johnny Winter: John Dawson Winter III

    1975 – The Kinks: Schoolboys in Disgrace

    1975 – Tommy Bolin: Teaser

    1976 – George Harrison: Thirty Three & 1/3

    1977 – Various Artists: Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Soundtrack

    1977 - Eric Clapton: Slowhand

    1979 – Frank Zappa: Joe’s Garage Acts II & III

    1979 – Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Live Rust

    1980 – John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Double Fantasy

    1981 – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll

    1981 - AC/DC: For Those About to Rock We Salute You

    1982 – Led Zeppelin: Coda

    1983 – Eurythmics: Touch

    1983 – Ozzy Osbourne: Back at the Moon

    Ozzy Osbourne

    1984 – Don Henley: Building the Perfect Beast

    1985 – The Jesus and Mary Chain: Psychocandy

    1986 - Eric Clapton: August

    1988 – Cowboy Junkies: The Trinity Session

    1989 - Rush: Presto

    RUSH

    1990 – Tesla: Five Man Acoustical Jam

    1990 - Bad Religion: Against the Grain

    1991 – U2: Achtung Baby

    1991 – Jeff Beck: Beckology

    1993 – Heart: Desire Walks On

    1993 - Guns N' Roses: "The Spaghetti Incident?"

    1995 – The Rolling Stones: Stripped (live)

    1995 - Bruce Springsteen: The Ghost of Tom Joad

    1998 - Metallica: Garage, Inc.

    Metallica

    1996 – Prince: Emancipation

    1997 – Metallica: Reload

    2000 – The Beatles: 1

    2001 – Shelby Lynne: Love, Shelby

    2002 – George Harrison: Brainwashed

    George Harrison

    2002 – Audioslave: Audioslave

    2002 - Sum 41: Does This Look Infected?

    2003 – The Beatles: Let it Be… Naked

    2004 - U2: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

    U2

    2005 – Neil Diamond: 12 Songs

    2005 - System of a Down: Hypnotize

    System-of-a-Down

    2008 – Sammy Hagar: Cosmic Universal Fashion

    2008 - Guns N' Roses: Chinese Democracy

    2012 – Soundgarden: King Animal


    Deaths

    Berry Oakley (The Allman Brothers Band) – Nov. 11, 1972

    Danny Whitten (Crazy Horse) – Nov. 18, 1972

    Tom Evans (Badfinger) – Nov. 19, 1983

    Big Joe Turner - November 23, 1985

    Eric Carr (Kiss) - November 24, 1991

    Freddie Mercury - November 24, 1991

    Ronnie Bond (The Troggs) – Nov. 13, 1992

    Albert Collins - November 24, 1993

    Peter Grant (Led Zeppelin manager) - November 21, 1995

    Michael Hutchence (INXS) - November 22, 1997

    R.J. Vealey (Atlanta Rhythm Section) – Nov. 13, 1999

    Michael Stewart (We Five) – Nov. 13, 2002

    Tony Thompson (Power Station, Chic) – Nov. 12, 2003

    Don Gibson – Nov. 16, 2003

    Chris Whitley - November 20, 2005

    Ruth Brown – Nov. 16, 2006

    John Petersen (Beau Brummels) – Nov. 11, 2007

    Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot) – Nov. 19, 2007

    Bob Relf - November 20, 2007

    Mitch Mitchell – Nov. 12, 2008

    Little Smokey Smothers - November 20, 2010

    Mark “Moogy” Klingman (Utopia) – Nov. 15, 2011

    Jimmy Ruffin – Nov. 16, 2014

    Leon Russell – Nov. 13, 2016

    Sharon Jones – Nov. 18, 2016


    Births

    Johnny Mercer – Nov. 18, 1909

    Petula Clark – Nov. 15, 1932

    Gordon Lightfoot – Nov. 17, 1938

    Dr. John (Malcolm John Rebennack) - November 21, 1940

    Rick Kemp (Steeleye Span) – Nov. 15, 1941

    John Hammond Jr. – Nov. 13, 1942

    Booker T. Jones – Nov. 12, 1944

    Gene Clark – Nov. 17, 1944

    Chris Dreja (The Yardbirds) – Nov. 11, 1945

    Neil Young – Nov. 12, 1945

    Frida Lyngstad (ABBA) – Nov. 15, 1945

    Ray Wylie Hubbard – Nov. 13, 1946

    Martin Barre – Nov. 17, 1946

    Duane Allman - November 20, 1946

    Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult) – Nov. 12, 1947

    Toy Caldwell – Nov. 13, 1947

    Joe Walsh - November 20, 1947

    Terry Reid – Nov. 13, 1949

    Roger Steen (The Tubes) – Nov. 13, 1949

    James Young (Styx) – Nov. 14, 1949

    Jim Peterik – Nov. 11, 1950

    Graham Parker – Nov. 18, 1950

    Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Whitesnake) – Nov. 18, 1950

    Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band) - November 22, 1950

    Stephen Bishop – Nov. 14, 1951

    Laurence Juber – Nov. 12, 1952

    Andy Partridge – Nov. 11, 1953

    Jim Brown (UB40) - November 20, 1957

    Kim Wilde – Nov. 18, 1960

    Matt Sorum – Nov. 19, 1960

    Kirk Hammett – Nov. 18, 1962

    John Squire (The Stone Roses) - November 24, 1962

    Vic Chesnutt – Nov. 12, 1964

    Diana Krall – Nov. 16, 1964

    Tony Rombola (Godsmack) - November 24, 1964

    Michael Diamond (Mike D of Beastie Boys) - November 20, 1965

    Jeff Buckley – Nov. 17, 1966

    Jeff Buckley

    Alex James (Blur) - November 21, 1968

    Chad Taylor (Live) - November 24, 1970

    Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) - November 22, 1978

     

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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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