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    HC's Rock Rewind - April 15 - 28

    By Team HC |

    HC's Rock Rewind

    A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

     

    by Team HC

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    April 15th -21th

     

    This was a week of memorable events in rock and roll history. An iconic alternative-rock band performed in public for the first time, sessions for a landmark ‘70s album began in San Francisco, and an unlikely rock opera (not by The Who) opened on Broadway. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

     

    Events

    1951 – Les Paul and Mary Ford’s “How High the Moon” hits Number One.

    1963 – The Beatles and The Rolling Stones meet for the first time, at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, Surrey.

    1965 -- The legendary “T.A.M.I. Show” film opens in London under the title “Teenage Command Performance.” The film features The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, James Brown, the Four Tops and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.

    1967 – The Beatles wrap up recording sessions for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

     

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    1968 – Deep Purple make their debut stage appearance, in Kastrup, Denmark.

    1969 – The Who perform Tommy in its entirety for the first time, at a show in Dolton, England.

    1969 – John Lennon officially changes his full name from John Winston Lennon to John Winston Ono Lennon.

    1969 -- The Band perform their first solo concert, staging a show in San Francisco, California.

    1970 – Elton John makes his solo stage debut, opening for Spooky Tooth, T.Rex and Jackie Lomax at The Roundhouse in London.

    1970 – Santana begin sessions for their breakthrough album, Abraxas. Upon its release in September, the album tops the U.S. album charts.

    1971 – Three Dog Night’s recording of “Joy to the World” hits the Number One spot, where it remains for six weeks.

    1973 – The original Alice Cooper’s Billion Dollar Babies album hits the Number One spot in the U.S.

    1975 -- Alice Cooper’s first TV special, “Welcome to My Nightmare: The Making of a Record Album,” airs on network television in America.

    1978 – Bob Marley appears as headliner at the One Love Peace Concert in Jamaica. It’s the reggae legend’s first public appearance in his home country since the attempt on his life two years earlier.

    1980 – R.E.M. perform their first show under the name R.E.M., at a small, unlicensed venue in Athens, Georgia.

    1981 – Prog-rockers Yes disband temporarily when Chris Squire and Alan White leave to begin rehearsing with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. The intended “supergroup” fails to materialize, however, and Yes later reforms to release the hugely successful 90125 album.

    1990 – In Rio de Janeiro, a record crowd of 184,000 turn out to see the final show of Paul McCartney’s 330-city tour.

    1991 – Small Faces and Humble Pie frontman Steve Marriott dies tragically, when a fire sweeps through his home in Arkesden, Essex. He is just 44 years old.

    2010 – Green Day’s “American Idiot” rock opera opens on Broadway, one year after its debut at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

     

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    2015 – Ringo Starr becomes the last of The Beatles to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist.

     

    Releases

    1957 -- Ricky Nelson:  “I’m Walkin’” (single)

    1965 -- The Beatles:  “Ticket to Ride” (single)

    1966 -- The Troggs: “Wild Thing” (single)

    1968 -- The Zombies:  Odessey and Oracle

    1970 – Paul McCartney:  McCartney

    1970 -- Jethro Tull:  Benefit

    1971 -- The Doors:  L.A. Woman

    1971 -- The Rolling Stones:  Sticky Fingers

    1973 – Eagles: Desparado

    1974 – Robin Trower: Bridge of Sighs

    1975 -- ZZ Top:  Fandango!

    1976 – The Rolling Stones: Black and Blue

     

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    1976 -- The Ramones:  Ramones

    1980 -- Pete Townshend: Empty Glass

    1982 – Laurie Anderson: Big Science

    1985 – Prince: Around the World in a Day

    1988 – The Jesus and Mary Chain:  Barbed Wire Kisses

    1989 – Pixies: Doolittle

    1993 – Shania Twain:  Shania Twain

    1993 – Aerosmith:  Get a Grip

    1998 -- Jimmy Page and Robert Plant:  Walking Into Clarksdale

    2002 – Paul Westerberg:  Stereo

    2002 – Wilco:  Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

     

    Deaths

     

    Skip Spence – April 16, 1999

    Joey Ramone – April 15, 2001

    Eddie Cochran – April 17, 1960

    Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention) -- April 21, 1978

    Felix Pappalardi – April 17, 1983

    Steve Marriott -- April 20, 1991

    Johnny Shines -- April 20, 1992

    Bernard Edwards (Chic) -- April 18, 1996

    Linda McCartney – April 17, 1998

    Earl King – April 17, 2003

    Nina Simone -- April 21, 2003

    Danny Federici (E Street Band) – April 17, 2008

    Levon Helm -- April 19, 2012

    Storm Thorgerson (album designer) -- April 18, 2013

     

     

    Births

     

    Dave Edmonds – April 15, 1944

    Henry Mancini – April 16, 1924

    Dusty Springfield – April 16, 1939

    Lee Kerslake (Uriah Heep) – April 16, 1947

    Peter Garrett (Midnight Oil) – April 16, 1953

    Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum) – April 16, 1964

    Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown -- April 18, 1924

    Don Kirshner – April 17, 1934

    Paul Rothchild (Producer) -- April 18, 1935

    Skip Spence -- April 18, 1946

    Iggy Pop -- April 21, 1947

     

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    Jan Hammer – April 17, 1948

    Paul Davis -- April 21, 1948

    Luther Vandross -- April 20, 1951

    Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks) – April 17, 1955

    Robert Smith (The Cure) - April 21, 1959

    Liz Phair – April 17, 1967

     

     

    April 22th -28th

     

    From the births of Ace Frehley and Kim Gordon to the release of 1976 - AC/DC’s High Voltage, the final week of April is packed with rock ‘n’ roll history and nostalgia. Read on for some major events, historic record releases and births and deaths.

     

    Events

    1969 - Led Zeppelin performed “Whole Lotta Love” live for the first time. It was at a concert at The Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.

    1975 - Pete Ham of Badfinger commits suicide by hanging himself in his London home.

    1973 - Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon went to No. 1 on the U.S. charts.

    1977 - The final live recordings of Elvis Presley to be released were done during a performance in Saginaw, Michigan.

    1977 - Talking Heads starts their first European tour, opening for the Ramones.

    1978 - Queen's "We Are the Champions" is certified Gold.

    1991 – Nirvana inks a record deal with Geffen Records’ DGC label.

    1997 - U2’s famed Pop Mart Tour kicked off in Las Vegas.

     

     

    Releases

    1969 – The Moody Blues: On the Threshold of a Dream

    1970 - Ringo Starr: Sentimental Journey

    1971 - Thin Lizzy: Thin Lizzy

    1973 - Paul McCartney and Wings: Red Rose Speedway

     

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    1974 - J.J. Cale: Okie

    1976 - AC/DC: High Voltage

     

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    1977 - Alice Cooper: Lace and Whiskey

    1980 - Black Sabbath: Heaven and Hell

    1981 - Van Halen: Fair Warning

    1985 – Exodus: Bonded by Blood

    1989 - Tom Petty: Full Moon Fever

    1993 - Porno for Pyros: Porno for Pyros

    1994 - Johnny Cash: American Recordings

    1994 - Live: Throwing Copper

    1996 - Dave Matthews Band: Crash

    1998 - Dave Matthews Band: Before These Crowded Streets

    2000 – Papa Roach: Infest

    2004 - Loretta Lynn: Van Lear Rose

    2005 - Bruce Springsteen: Devils & Dust

    2008 - Def Leppard: Songs from the Sparkle Lounge

    2009 - Halestorm: Halestorm

     

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    2010 - Bullet for My Valentine: Fever

    2015 - Zac Brown Band: Jekyll + Hyde

     

     

    Deaths

     

    Richie Havens -- April 22, 2013

    Johnny Thunders -- April 23, 1991

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    Pete Ham – April 24, 1975

    Bobby "Boris" Pickett – April 25, 2007

    Tommy Caldwell - April 28, 1980

    Steve Currie - April 28, 1981

    Jack Ely - April 28, 2015

     

     

     

    Births

     

    Glen Campbell -- April 22, 1936

    Peter Frampton -- April 22, 1950

    Paul Carrack -- April 22, 1951

    Roy Orbison -- April 23, 1936

    Steve Clark (Def Leppard) -- April 23, 1960

    Barbra Streisand – April 24, 1942

    Steve York – April 24, 1948

    Boris Williams – April 24, 1957

    Billy Gould – April 24, 1963

    Tyson Ritter – April 24, 1984

    Ella Fitzgerald - April 25, 1918

    Albert King - April 25, 1923

    Stu Cook – April 25, 1945

    David Sikes – April 25, 1955

    Paul Baloff – April 25, 1960

    Eric Avery – April 25, 1965

    Duane Eddy - April 26, 1938

    Kate Pierson - April 27, 1948

    Kim Gordon - April 28, 1953

    Francis Rossi - April 29, 1949

    Lonnie Donegan - April 29, 1931

    Willie Nelson - April 29, 1933

    Ace Frehley - April 27, 1951

    Patrick Stump - April 27, 1984

     

     

    -HC- 

     

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    anneericksonthumb-6b75d5e8.jpg.d988779da35fa5b3620cc29d529adc9c.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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