HC's Rock Rewind: August 19 - September 1
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.
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.
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
1991 - Pearl Jam, Ten
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
2010 - The Pretty Reckless, Light Me Up
2012 - Lynyrd Skynyrd, Last of a Dyin' Breed
2014 - Royal Blood, Royal Blood
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
Ginger Baker – Aug. 19, 1939
Johnny Nash – Aug. 19, 1940
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
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.
1942 - Frank Sinatra began his career as a solo singer.
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.
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
Styx, Pieces of Eight, 1978
George Strait, Strait Country, 1981
Michael Jackson, Bad, 1987
Alabama, I'm in a Hurry (and Don't Know Why), 1992
Oasis, Definitely Maybe, 1994
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
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
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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