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    HC's Rock Rewind: August 19 - September 1

    A look back at the past two weeks in rock history

    By Team HC |

    by Anne Erickson

     

    Week of August 19th - 25th

     

    This week is a major one for rock anniversaries. From the releases of Pearl Jam's Ten and Metallica: ...And Justice for All to the birthdays of Keith Moon and Rob Halford, it's obvious this week in rock history truly rocks. Keep reading for some major events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening Aug. 19 – 25.

     

     

    Events

     

    1965 - The Rolling Stones' record "Out of Our Heads" reaches No. 1 in the U.S.

    1965 - During a break on a U.S. tour, the Beatles visited Elvis Presley at his residence in Beverly Hills.

    1967 - The great Keith Moon of the Who drove a car in to a hotel swimming pool by accident. He was attempting elude the police who had arrived to shut down his birthday party. While some say the story isn't true, Roger Daltrey stands behind it.

    1968 - The final day of recording the Beatles' "Sexy Sadie" takes place. 

    1970 - The Velvet Underground played their final show with Lou Reed at the Manhattan venue Max's Kansas City.

    1970 - Elton John performs in the U.S. for the first time. It's at The Troubadour in Los Angeles.

    1982 - Bono of U2 gets married to his high school sweetheart Alison Stewart at the Guinness Church of Ireland.

    2016 - The Tragically Hip perform their final concert. 

     

     

    Releases 

     

    1968 - Fleetwood Mac, Mr. Wonderful

    1972 - The Kinks, Everybody's in Show-Biz

    1975 - Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run

    1976 - Boston, Boston

    1976 - Eric Clapton, No Reason to Cry

    1979 - The Alan Parsons Project, Eve

    1981 - The Rolling Stones, Tattoo You

    1982 - Alice Cooper, Zipper Catches Skin

    1983 - Rainbow, Bent Out of Shape

    1985 - The Cure: The Head on the Door

    1986 - Paul McCartney: Press to Play

    1987 - The Cars, Door to Door

    1988 - Jane's Addiction, Nothing's Shocking

    1988 - Metallica,  ...And Justice for All

     

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    1991 - Pearl Jam, Ten 

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    1996 - Pearl Jam, No Code

    1997 - Oasis, Be Here Now

    1998 - Rob Zombie, Hellbilly Deluxe

    2002 - Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head

    2002 - Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf

    2002 - Stone Sour, Stone Sour

    2008 - Slipknot: All Hope Is Gone

    2008 - B.B. King, One Kind Favor

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    2010 - The Pretty Reckless, Light Me Up

    2012 - Lynyrd Skynyrd, Last of a Dyin' Breed

    2014 - Royal Blood, Royal Blood

     

     

    Deaths

     

    Bob Stegmeyer (bassist) - August 25, 1995

    Jack Nitzsche (producer) - August 25, 2000

    Betty Everett – Aug. 19, 2001

    LeRoi Moore (Dave Matthews Band) – Aug. 19, 2008

    Sid Bernstein (promoter for the Beatles and manager for various artists) - August 21, 2013

     

     

    Births

     

    Ginger Baker – Aug. 19, 1939

    Johnny Nash – Aug. 19, 1940

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    John Lee Hooker - August 22, 1920

    Kenny Rogers - August 21, 1938

    Tom Coster (Santana) - August 21, 1941

    Isaac Hayes – Aug. 20, 1942

    Ian Gillan – Aug. 19, 1945

    Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) - August 24, 1945

    Ralf Hutter (Kraftwerk) – Aug. 20, 1946

    Keith Moon - August 23, 1946

    James Pankow (Chicago) – Aug. 20, 1947

    Robert Plant – Aug. 20, 1948

    Phil Lynott – Aug. 20, 1949

    Rick Springfield - August 23, 1949

    Gene Simmons - August 25, 1949

    John Deacon – Aug. 19, 1951

    Jimi Jamison (Survivor) - August 23, 1951

    Rob Halford - August 25, 1951

    Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) - August 21, 1952

    John Hiatt – Aug. 20, 1952

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    Elvis Costello - August 25, 1954

    Vernon Reid (Living Colour) - August 22, 1958

    Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) - August 23, 1961

    John Bush (Anthrax) - August 24, 1963

    Layne Staley - August 22, 1967

    Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) - August 25, 1967

    Julian Casablancas (The Strokes) - August 23, 1978

    Kacey Musgraves - August 21, 1988

     

     

     

    Week of August 26th - September 1st

     

    From the birth of pop great Michael Jackson to the Beatles playing their final official public show, the end of August and beginning of September offer many cornerstone musical moments. Read on for some major events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths. 

     

    Events

    1942 - Frank Sinatra began his career as a solo singer.

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    1958 - George Harrison became part of the group Quarrymen. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were also in the band.

    1964 - The Animals performed for the first time in the U.S. in Brooklyn, New York, at the Paramount Theater.

    1966 - The Beatles played their fourth American tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. It ended up being their final proper public concert.

    1974 – The final episode of "The Partridge Family" television show aired.

    1977 - Blondie inked their first major record company contract with Chrysalis.

    1979 - INXS performed for the first time in Sydney, Australia.

    1983 - The movie "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" opened in U.S. theaters. David Bowie starred in the film.

    1986 – What was once the "American Bandstand" studio was positioned on the National Register of Historic Places.

    1991 - Dottie West was in a car accident while on her way to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. She passed away five days later.

    1993 - Billy Joel was the debut musical guest on CBS-TV's "The Late Show with David Letterman" when the show started.

    1995 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum ribbon cutting ceremony took place in Cleveland, Ohio.

     

    Releases 

    Roy Orbison, Oh, Pretty Woman, 1964

    Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited, 1965

    The Byrds, Sweetheart of the Rodeo, 1968

    The Rolling Stones, Get Yer Ya Ya's Out, 1970

    The Rolling Stones, Goat's Head Soup, 1974

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    Styx, Pieces of Eight, 1978

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    George Strait, Strait Country, 1981

    Michael Jackson, Bad, 1987

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    Alabama, I'm in a Hurry (and Don't Know Why), 1992

    Oasis, Definitely Maybe, 1994

     

    Births

     

    Alex Lifeson - August 27, 1953

    Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) - August 27, 1956

    Dan Vickrey (Counting Crows) - August 26, 1966

    Shirley Manson (Garbage) - August 26, 1966

    Layne Staley - August 22, 1967

    Adrian Young (No Doubt) - August 26, 1969

    Tony Kanal (No Doubt) - August 27, 1970

    Sterling Morrison (The Velvet Underground), August 29, 1942

    Dick Halligan (Blood, Sweat & Tears), August 29, 1943

    Rick Downey (Blue Oyster Cult), August 29, 1953

    Michael Jackson, August 29, 1958

    Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty), August 29, 1975

    David Desrosiers (Simple Plan), August 29, 1980

    “Papa” John Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas), August 30, 1935

    Micky Moody (Whitesnake), August 30, 1950

    Van Morrison, August 31, 1945

    Guitarist Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions), August 31, 1948

    Gina Schock (The Go-Go's), August 31, 1957

    Jeff Russo (of Tonic), August 31, 1969

    Debbie Gibson, August 31, 1970

    Greg Errico (Sly and the Family Stone), September 1, 1946

    Barry Gibb (The Bee Gees), September 1, 1946

    Gloria Estefan, September 1, 1957

     

    Deaths

     

    Brian Epstein (manager of the Beatles) - August 27, 1967

    Stevie Ray Vaughan - August 27, 1990

    Thomas "Papa Dee" Allen (War), August 30 1988

    Sterling Morrison (The Velvet Underground), August 30, 1995

    Jerry Reed, September 1, 2008

     

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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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