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    HC's Rock Rewind — September 30 - October 13

    A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

    By Team HC |

    by Anne Erickson

     

    Week of September 30 - October 6th

     

    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.

     

    Events

     

    1962 - "Love Me Do," the debut single from the Beatles, was released in the UK.

    1967 - The Beatles start recording "Hello Goodbye."

    1969 - 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.

     

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    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.

     

     

    Releases 

     

    1963 - The Beach Boys, Little Deuce Coupe

    1968 - Muddy Waters, Electric Mud

    1970 - Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin III

     

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    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)

     

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    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

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    2006 - The Killers, Sam's Town

     

     

    Births

     

    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

    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

    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

    Gwen Stefani - October 3, 1969

    Tiffany - October 2, 1971

    William Butler (Arcade Fire) - October 6, 1982

     

     

    Deaths

     

    James Dean, September 30, 1955

    Al Jackson Jr. (Booker T. & the MG’s), October 1, 1975

    Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield), October 1, 2004

    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

     

     

     

    Week of October 7th - 13th

     

    The Beatles met one of their heroes for the first time, Rod Stewart said goodbye to a beloved band, and one of rock and roll’s pioneering founders performed his last show. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

     

     

    Events

     

    1902 – Orville Gibson founds the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Company, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

    1962 – Little Richard headlines a concert bill in England that includes The Beatles, affording the band the chance to meet one of their heroes for the first time.

    1965 – The Beatle’s “Yesterday” begins a four-week run atop the U.S. singles chart.

    1965 – The Who record “My Generation” at Pye studios in London.

    1966 – Grace Slick makes her debut stage appearance with Jefferson Airplane.

    1969 – The Jackson Five make their national television debut, appearing on the ABC show “Hollywood Palace.”

    1969 – Muddy Waters suffers severe injuries in an auto accident outside Chicago. Henceforth, the blues legend will generally perform while seated.

    1970 – The musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” makes its Broadway debut.

    1971 – “Maggie May” becomes the first of six U.K. Number One hits for Rod Stewart.

    1975 – Rod Stewart’s longtime affiliation with Faces ends, with the staging of a final concert in New York.

    1979 – The mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley, declares October 10 “Fleetwood Mac Day.” The band is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    1979 – ABBA perform their first concert in North America, staging a show in Vancouver, Canada.

    1990 – Dave Grohl makes his on-stage debut as Nirvana’s drummer, appearing behind the kit at a show in Olympia, Washington.

    1996 – At long last, the Rolling Stones release their legendary 1968 BBC television special, The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus.

     

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    1993 – Nirvana’s third studio album, In Utero, enters the U.S. album chart at Number One.

    2000 – The first John Lennon museum opens. Located in Japan, it makes its debut on what would have been Lennon’s 60th birthday.

     

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    2012 – The Rolling Stones release a well-received new single titled “Doom and Gloom.”

    2013 – Paul McCartney stages a surprise show for New Yorkers, performing a free (albeit brief) concert from the platform of a truck parked in Times Square.

    2014 – Chuck Berry performs his final show, staging the last of his long-running monthly gigs at the Blueberry Hill club in St. Louis.

    2016 – Rod Stewart is knighted at Buckingham Palace.

    2016 – Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first American to receive the distinction since Toni Morrison was similarly honored in 1993.

     

    Releases

     

    1966 – The Monkees: The Monkees

    1969 – The Kinks: Arthur

    1969 – King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King

    1969 – Frank Zappa: Hot Rats

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    1970 – Pink Floyd: Atom Heart Mother

    1972 – Santana: Caravanserai

    1973 – Genesis: Selling England by the Pound

    1973 – Neil Young: Time Fades Away

    1974 – Billy Joel: Streetlife Serenade

    1974 – Jethro Tull: War Child

    1975 – Deep Purple: Come Taste the Band

    1977 – Kiss: Alive II

    1977 – David Bowie: “Heroes”

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    1978 – Toto: Toto

    1979 – Fleetwood Mac: Tusk

    1981 – U2: October

    1981 – Prince: Controversy

    1983 – Cyndi Lauper: She’s So Unusual

    1984 – Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

    1984 – Julian Lennon: Valotte

    1985 – INXS: Listen Like Thieves

    1985 – Rush: Power Windows

    1986 – Billy Idol: Whiplash Smile

    1987 – Bruce Springsteen: Tunnel of Love

    1987 – Joe Satriani: Surfing with the Alien

    1988 – U2: Rattle and Hum

    1989 – The Jesus and Mary Chain: Automatic

    1993 – Letters to Cleo: Aurora Gory Alice

    1994 – Suede: Dog Man Star

    1994 – The Cult: The Cult

    1995 – Peter Frampton: Frampton Comes Alive! II

    1995 – Green Day: Insomniac

    1996 – Counting Crows: Recovering the Satellites

    1996 – Donovan: Sutras

    1997 – Green Day: Nimrod

    2000 – Slash’s Snakepit: Ain’t Life Grand

    2001 – The Strokes: Is This It

     

     

    Deaths

     

    Johnny Kidd - October 7, 1966

    Gene Vincent – Oct. 12, 1971

    Ed Sullivan – Oct. 12, 1974

    Jacques Brel – Oct. 9, 1978

    Ricky Wilson (B-52s) – Oct. 12, 1985

    John Denver – Oct. 12, 1997

    Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer) – Oct. 12, 2009

    Solomon Burke – Oct. 10, 2010

    Larry Willis (Blood, Sweat, and Tears) — Oct. 8, 2019

    Molly Duncan (AWB Saxman) — Oct. 8, 2019

    Larry McGee (Guitarist Delaney & Bonnie, Kris Kristofferson, the Ventures) — Oct. 12, 2019

     

     

     

     

       

    Births

     

    Thelonious Monk – Oct. 10, 1917

    Ennio Morricone – Oct. 10, 1928

    Dottie West – Oct. 11, 1932

    Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) – Oct. 12, 1935

    John Lennon – Oct. 9, 1940

    Paul Simon – Oct. 12, 1941

    John Entwistle – Oct. 9, 1944

    Robert Lamm – Oct. 13, 1944

    Alan Cartwright (Procol Harum) – Oct. 10, 1945

    John Prine – Oct. 10, 1946

    Daryl Hall – Oct. 11, 1946

    Sammy Hagar – Oct. 13, 1947

    Jackson Browne – Oct. 9, 1948

    Tico Torres (Bon Jovi) - October 7, 1953 

    David Lee Roth – Oct. 10, 1954

    Tanya Tucker – Oct. 10, 1958

    Bob Mould – Oct. 12, 1960

    Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) – Oct. 10, 1961

    Thom Yorke (Radiohead) - October 7, 1968

    Polly Jean Harvey – Oct. 9, 1969

    Sean Lennon – Oct. 9, 1975

     

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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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