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    HC's Rock Rewind — October 14 - 27

    A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

    By Team HC |

    by Anne Erickson

     

    Week of October 14th - 20th

    Pop music’s most important band made their television debut, one of rock’s greatest heavy metal bands kicked off their third U.S. tour, and classic rock legends Santana made a spectacular comeback. A spate of classic albums was released as well, including landmark records by David Bowie, Bob Seger and the Rolling Stones.

     

    Events

    1959 – Paul McCartney makes his debut appearance with The Quarrymen, performing alongside John Lennon and three other band members.

    1960 – Roy Orbison scores his first U.K. Number One hit, with “Only the Lonely.”

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    1962 – The Beatles make their television debut, performing the songs “Some Other Guy” and “Love Me Do” live on a show titled “People and Places,” in Manchester, England.

    1966 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience play their first major public show as a band, appearing at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France.

    1969 – Peter Frampton meets singer Steve Marriott. The two begin plans for a new band, which emerges the following April as Humble Pie.

    1969 – Led Zeppelin kicks off their third U.S. tour, performing at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

    1969 – Rod Stewart joins The Faces.

    1972 – Creedence Clearwater Revival disbands.

    1976 – Keith Moon plays his last show with The Who, as the band completes a North American tour in Toronto. The drummer dies two years later in September of 1978.

    1977 – The Led Zeppelin film “The Song Remains the Same” premieres in New York City and in London. The band attends the New York premiere.

    1977 – In Greenville, S.C., Lynyrd Skynyrd play their last show prior to the plane crash in which three members of the band lost their lives in one of rock’s most devastating tragedies.

    1978 – The Police make their U.S. debut, performing at CBGB’s in New York.

    1986 – Footage of a tribute concert celebrating Chuck Berry’s 60th birthday is shot in St. Louis, for the 1987 documentary film “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll.” In addition to Berry himself, performers include Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Etta James, among others.

    1991 – Red Hot Chili Peppers kick off their Blood Sugar Sex Majik tour. Up-and-comers Pearl Jam are one of the opening acts.

    1999 – Santana’s Supernatural album tops the charts, giving the group their first Number One album in 28 years.

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    2001 – Concerts are staged at Madison Square Garden in New York and at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., to raise funds for victims of the 9/11 attacks. David Bowie, Paul McCartney, The Who and Eric Clapton are among the performers.

    2006 – Legendary punk club CBGB closes after a 33-year run in New York City.

    2008 – Guns N’ Roses release their first new material in nearly a decade, issuing the title track from the new album, Chinese Democracy. Singer Axl Rose is the sole original member of the band.

     

    Releases 

    1964 – The Rolling Stones: 12 x 5

    1964 – Simon & Garfunkel: Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.

    1964 – Dusty Springfield: Dusty

    1968 – Three Dog Night: Three Dog Night

    1968 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland

    1969 – Led Zeppelin: II

    1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono: Wedding Album

    1970 – Bob Dylan: New Morning

    1971 – The Doors: Other Voices

    1973 – Montrose: Montrose

    1973 – Bob Marley & The Wailers: Burnin’

    1973 – America: Hat Trick

    1973 – Peter Frampton: Frampton’s Camel

    1973 – David Bowie: Pinups

    1973 – Montrose: Montrose

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    1973 – The Wailers: Burnin’

    1974 – KISS: Hotter Than Hell

    1974 – Rolling Stones: It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll

    1976 – Frank Zappa: Zoot Allures

    1976 – Elton John: Blue Moves

    1976 – Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (live)

    1976 – Bob Seger: Night Moves

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    1977 – Lynyrd Skynyrd: Street Survivors

    1977 – Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell

    1979 -- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Damn the Torpedoes                    

    1979 – Prince: Prince

    1980 – U2: Boy

    1980 – Bruce Springsteen: The River

    1980 – Cheap Trick: All Shook Up

    1981 – The Human League: Dare

    1981 – Eurythmics: In the Garden

    1985 – The Cult: Love

    1987 – INXS: Kick

    1988 – Steve Earle: Copperhead Road

    1988 – Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation

    1989 – Nine Inch Nails: Pretty Hate Machine

    1989 – Kiss: Hot in the Shade

    1990 – Goo Goo Dolls: Hold Me Up

    1990 – ZZ Top: Recycler

    1990 – Paul Simon: The Rhythm of the Saints

    1991 – Matthew Sweet: Girlfriend

    1991 – Neil Young: Weld

    1992 – Keith Richards: Main Offender

    1993 – Pearl Jam: Vs.

    1993 – Sarah McLachlan: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

    1995 – Steely Dan: Alive in America

    1998 – Black Sabbath: Reunion

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    1999 – Keith Urban: Keith Urban

    2000 – Tony Iommi: Iommi

    2001 – Ozzy Osbourne: Down to Earth

    2002 – Foo Fighters: One By One

    2002 – Santana: Shaman

    2003 – Paul Westerberg: Come Feel Me Tremble

    2011 – Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto

     

     

    Births

    Chuck Berry – Oct. 18, 1926

    Cliff Richard – Oct. 14, 1940

    Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) – Oct. 14, 1946

    Thomas Dolby – Oct. 14, 1958

    Richard Carpenter – Oct. 15, 1946

    Nico – Oct. 16, 1938

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    Jim Seals (Seals & Croft) – Oct. 17, 1941

    Peter Tosh – Oct. 19, 1944

    Leslie West – Oct. 22, 1945

    Keith Reid (Procol Harum) – Oct. 19, 1946

    Bob Weir – Oct. 16, 1947

    Laura Nyro – Oct. 18, 1947

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    Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers) – Oct. 19, 1948

    Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon) – Oct. 18, 1949

    Tom Petty – Oct. 20, 1950

    Alan Greenwood (Foreigner) – Oct. 20, 1951

    Keith Knudson (Doobie Brothers) – Oct. 18, 1952

    Karl Wallinger (The Waterboys, World Party) – Oct. 19, 1957

    Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) – Oct. 16, 1959

    Bob Mould – Oct. 16, 1960

    Norman Black (Teenage Fanclub) – Oct. 20, 1965

    Ziggy Marley – Oct. 17, 1968

    John Mayer – Oct. 16, 1977

     

     

     

    Deaths

    Cole Porter – Oct. 15, 1964

    Leonard Chess – Oct. 16, 1969

    Gene Krupa – Oct. 16, 1973

    Ronnie Van Zant – Oct. 20, 1977

    Steve Gaines – Oct. 20, 1977

    Merle Travis – Oct. 20, 1983

    Son House – Oct. 19, 1988

    Leonard Bernstein – Oct. 14, 1990

    Don Cherry – Oct. 19, 1995

    Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper) – Oct. 19, 1997

    Derek Bell (The Chieftains) – Oct. 17, 2002

    Freddie Fender – Oct. 14, 2006

    Levi Stubbs (Four Tops) – Oct. 17, 2008

    Dee Dee Warwick – Oct. 18, 2008

    Raphael Ravenscroft (Sax Player - Pink Floyd and Gerry Rafferty [Bakerstreet])

     

     

     

    Week of October 21st - 27th

    The final week of October brings a bevy of major musical milestones, from the Halloween-appropriate first-ever Ozzfest to the release of The Who's Quadrophenia. Read on for a collection of events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths.

     

     

    Events

    1962 - The Beatles give their first radio interview on Radio Clatterbridge near Liverpool.

    1962 - The Rolling Stones recorded their first demo, featuring three covers by Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Jimmy Reed.

    1963 - The Beatles head to Sweden on their first foreign tour.

    1964 - The Rolling Stones make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show performing "Around and Around" and "Time is on My Side." Oh, and a riot breaks out.

    1970 - Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin III reaches No. 1.

    1976 - Led Zeppelin perform on American television for the first time when they rock Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.

    1996 - The first Ozzfest takes place as a two-day festival in Phoenix, Arizona, and Devore, California.

    2001 - R.E.M. performs a surprise gig at Crocodile Cafe in Seattle, owned by guitarist Peter Buck and his wife, Stephanie Dorgan.

     

     

    Releases

    1966, The Kinks: Face to Face

    1967, Ten Years After: Ten Years After

    1969, Johnny Winter: Second Winter

    1973, The Who: Quadrophenia

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    1977, Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

    1978, Rush: Hemispheres

    1979, Motörhead: Bomber

    1982, Prince: 1999

    1983, Bob Dylan: Infidels

    1984, Deep Purple: Perfect Strangers

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    1985, ZZ Top: Afterburner

    1995, Ozzy Osbourne: Ozzmosis

    1995, The Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

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    1998, R.E.M.: Up

    1999, Incubus: Make Yourself

    2000, Linkin Park: Hybrid Theory

    2001, Bush, Golden State 

    2007, Eagles: Long Road Out of Eden

    2007, Exodus, The Atrocity Exhibition...Exhibit A

     

     

    Deaths

    Tom Dowd (producer) - October 24, 2002

    Alvin Stardust - October 23, 2014

    Jack Bruce - October 25, 2014

    Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) – Oct. 21, 1995

    Elliott Smith – Oct. 21, 2003

    Sandy West (Runaways) – Oct. 21, 2006

    Ed Cherney (Engineer/Producer) — Oct. 22, 2019

    Paul Barrere (Little Feat) — Oct. 26, 2019

     

       

    Births

    Bill Wyman - October 24, 1936

    Manfred Mann – Oct. 21, 1940

    Steve Cropper – Oct. 21, 1941

    Elvin Bishop – Oct. 21, 1942

    Bobby Fuller – Oct. 22, 1942

    Lux Interior (The Cramps) -- Oct. 21, 1946

    Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf) - October 24, 1946

    Peter Green - October 29, 1946

    Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest) - October 25, 1948

    Garry Tallent (E Street Band) - October 27, 1949

    Bootsy Collins (Parliament) - October 26, 1951

    K. Downing (Judas Priest) - October 27, 1951

    Desmond Child (songwriter) - October 28, 1953

    Stiv Bators – Oct. 22, 1956

    Steve Lukather – Oct. 21, 1957

    "Weird Al" Yankovic - October 23, 1959

    Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) - October 25, 1962

    Robert Trujillo (Metallica, Suicidal Tendencies), October 23, 1964

    Keith Urban - October 26, 1967

    Scott Weiland - October 27, 1967

    Shelby Lynne – Oct. 22, 1968

    Neil Fallon (Clutch) - October 25, 1971

    Ben Gillies (Silverchair) - October 24, 1979

     

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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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