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    HC's Rock Rewind: February 18 - March 3

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    HC's Rock Rewind

    A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

     

    by Anne Erickson

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    Week of February  19th - 25th

     

    From the release of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti to the birth of George Harrison to the sad passing of AC/DC's Bon Scott, this week is jam-packed with music nostalgia, both good and tragic.

     

    Events 

     

    1878 – Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.

    1962 – Ray Charles records “I Can’t Stop Loving You” at United Studios in Hollywood. The single later tops the charts in both the U.S. and the U.K.

    1964 - A young Billy Joel joins his first rock group, a U.K. cover band called the Echoes.

    1969 - The Beatles start recording "I Want You (She's So Heavy)."

    1972 – Steppenwolf announce their break-up. By way of explanation, the hard rock band says, “We were locked into an image and style of music and there was nothing for us to look forward to.”

    1973 - The Byrds perform their final concert in Passaic, New Jersey.

    1973 – Free perform their last concert, staging their final show in Hollywood, California. Singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke move on to co-found Bad Company.

    1974 - Kiss appear on TV for the first time on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.

    1974 - The first annual American Music Awards is broadcast on ABC.

    1975 - "Johnny Cash Day" is officially declared for February 20 in Los Angeles.

    1987 – Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” begins a four-week run atop the US singles chart.

    1989 - Jethro Tull win the first Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance over Metallica. For real.

    1990 - Paul McCartney is honored at the 32nd annual Grammy Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

    1990 – Queen receive the BPI award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, at the annual BRIT Awards. The event marks the last public appearance that Freddie Mercury will make with the band.

    1992 – Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love of Hole are married at a ceremony in Hawaii.

    1993 – Faces reunite at the BRIT Awards in London, were Rod Stewart receives a Lifetime Achievement Award. Bill Wyman fills in for Faces bassist Ronnie Lane, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis.

    1995 –  Pamela Anderson of "Baywatch" marries Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee.

    1998 - Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

    2001 – Peter Frampton is awarded the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor widely viewed as the guitar industry’s equivalent of an Oscar or Emmy.

     

     

    Releases  

     

    1971 – Yes:  The Yes Album

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    1970 - John Lennon, Instant Karma!

    1986 – Jackson Browne:  Lives in the Balance

    1974 – KISS:  KISS

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    Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti, 1975

     

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    George Harrison, Self-titled album, 1979

    Alabama, Mountain Music, 1982

    Mick Jagger, She's the Boss, 1985

    1990 – Peter Wolf:  Up to No Good

    1991 – Dinosaur Jr.:  Green Mind

    Radiohead, Pablo Honey, 1993

     

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    Joey Ramone, Don't Worry About Me, 2002 

     

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    Deaths

     

     

    Bob Stinson (The Replacements) – Feb. 18, 1995

    Kevin Ayers – Feb. 18, 2013

    Bon Scott (AC/DC) - Feb 19, 1980

    Grandpa Jones - Feb 19, 1988

    Johnny Paycheck – Feb. 19, 2003

    Kelly Groucutt of (Electric Light Orchestra) - Feb 19, 2009

    Papa John Creach (Jefferson Airplane/Starship) -  Feb 21, 1994

    Andy Warhol (former manager of The Velvet Underground and designer for The Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers album cover) -  Feb 21, 1987

    Howie Epstein (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), - Feb 23, 2003

    Melvin "Blue" Franklin (The Temptations) - Feb 23, 1995

    Johnnie Ray- Feb 24, 1990

      

     

    Births

     

     

    Yoko Ono – Feb. 18, 1933

    Bobby Hart – Feb. 18, 1939

    Dennis DeYoung (Styx) – Feb. 18, 1947

    Robbie Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) – Feb. 18, 1953

    Smokey Robinson is born William Robinson Jr. - February 19, 1940

    Tony Iommi – Feb. 19, 1948

    Mark Andes (Spirit) – Feb. 19, 1948

    Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash) – Feb. 19, 1950

    Francis Buchholz (Scorpions), February 19, 1954

    Jeff Daniels, February 19, 1955

    Dave Wakeling (The English Beat) – Feb. 19, 1957

    Seal, real name Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel, February 19, 1963

    John Geils (The J. Geils Band), February 20, 1946

    Walter Becker (Steely Dan), February 20, 1950

    Randy California (Spirit), February 20, 1951

    Jon Brant (Cheap Trick), February 20, 1955

    Ian Brown (The Stone Roses), February 20, 1963

    Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), February 20, 1967

    David Geffen, February 21, 1943

    Vince Welnick (The Tubes, Grateful Dead), February 21, 1951

    Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads), February 21, 1949

    Mark McLaughlin (Mark Arm), February 21, 1962

    James Blunt, February 22, 1974

    Rusty Young (Poco, Buffalo Springfield), February 23, 1946

    Steve Priest (Sweet), February 23, 1950

    Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), February 23, 1952

    Howard Jones, February 23, 1955

    Michael Wilton (Queensryche), February 23, 1962

    George Thorogood, February 24, 1950

    Dennis Diken (The Smithereens), February 24, 1957

    George Harrison, February 25, 1943

     

     

    Week of February 26th - March  3th

     

    Historically speaking, the last week in February has been marked by a trove of memorable rock events. The Yardbirds lost a key member, U2 kicked off their first U.S. tour, and filming began on a landmark film starring the world’s greatest pop band. A spate of classic LPs was released as well, including touchstone records by Pink Floyd, Todd Rundgren, and Metallica. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

     

    Events

     

    1941 – The world’s first commercial FM radio station begins broadcasting from Nashville.

    1945 – Billboard reports that, for the first time, 45rpm records are racking up more sales than the old-style 78rpm discs.

    1960 – The Miracles (featuring Smokey Robinson) make their debut TV appearance, performing “Shop Around” on “American Bandstand.”

    1964 – Filming begins on The Beatles’ movie A Hard Day’s Night.

     

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    1965 – Eric Clapton performs with The Yardbirds for the last time. Jeff Beck steps into the spot vacated by Clapton.

    1966 – Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Richie Furay form Buffalo Springfield.

    1967 – The Jeff Beck Group, featuring Rod Stewart as vocalist, make their performance debut in London.

    1971 – Janis Joplin’s Pearl album begins a nine-week run atop the U.S. album chart.

    1972 – The Joe Tex single “I Gotcha” tops the R&B chart.

    1973 – Elton John’s Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player tops the album chart in America.

    1975 – Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks tops the US album chart. Two weeks later it’s bumped from the top spot by Olivia Newton-John’s Have You Never Been Mellow LP.

     

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    1981 – U2 kick off their first major tour of the U.S., performing two shows in Washington, D.C.

    1983 – Michael Jackson’s Thriller LP tops the US album chart.

    1983 – CD players become commercially available in America for the first time.

    1987 – The Beatles (aka The White Album) becomes the first LP by the Fab Four to be released on CD.

    1991 – The Doors, a bio-pic directed by Oliver Stone, makes its premiere in Los Angeles.

    1994 – Nirvana perform what is to be their final concert, staging a show in Munich, Germany.

    1995 – Jimmy Page and Robert Plant kick off a world tour in support of their 1994 No Quarter live reunion album.

     

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     2002 – The Bee Gees stage their final concert, performing a benefit show in Miami Beach.

     

    Releases

      

    1968 – Laura Nyro:  Eli and the Thirteenth Confession

    1968 – The Mothers of Invention:  We’re Only in it for the Money

    1970 – The Beatles:  Hey Jude (compilation)

    1970 – Van Morrison:  Moondance

    1971 – Soft Machine:  Fourth

    1972 – Stevie Wonder:  Music of My Mind

    1973 – Pink Floyd:  The Dark Side of the Moon

    1973 – John Cale:  Paris 1919

    1973 – Todd Rundgren:  A Wizard, a True Star

     

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    1973 – The Doobie Brothers: The Captain and Me

    1974 – Aerosmith:  Get Your Wings

    1974 – Rush: Rush

    1974 – ABBA:  Waterloo

    1978 – Patti Smith:  Easter

    1979 – Sex Pistols: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle (soundtrack)

    1979 – Rickie Lee Jones:  Rickie Lee Jones

    1979 – Roxy Music:  Manifesto

    1979 – Frank Zappa:  Sheik Yerbouti

    1981 – Judas Priest:  Point of Entry

    1983 – U2:  War

    1983 – Thin Lizzy:  Thunder and Lightning

    1983 – Spandau Ballet: True

    1986 – Metallica: Master of Puppets

    1988 – Robert Plant:  Now and Zen

    1988 – Toto:  The Seventh One

    1989 – XTC:  Orange & Lemons

    1989 – Fine Young Cannibals:  The Raw and the Cooked

    1990 – Cowboy Junkies:  The Caution Horses

    1992 – David Byrne:  Uh-Oh

    1993 – The Cranberries: Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

    1994 -- Beck: Mellow Gold

    1994 – Cheap Trick:  Woke Up with a Monster

    1995 – PJ Harvey:  To Bring You My Love

    1995 – Steve Earle:  Train a Comin’

    1997 – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds:  The Boatman’s Call

    1997 – U2:  Pop

    2000 – Oasis:  Standing on the Shoulder of Giants

    2000 – AC/DC:  Stiff Upper Lip

    2000 – Steely Dan: Two Against Nature

    2002 – Teenage Fanclub:  Words of Wisdom and Hope

    2007 – Arcade Fire:  Neon Bible

    2008 – The Black Crowes:  Warpaint

    2009 – U2:  No Line on the Horizon

     

     

     

    Deaths

     

    Bukka White – Feb. 26, 1977

    Mike Patto (Spooky Tooth, Patto) – March 4, 1979

    Peter Tork (Monkees) - Feb. 21, 2019

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    David Byron (Uriah Heep) – Feb. 27, 1985

    Mark Hollis (Talk Talk) - Feb 27, 2019

    Richard Manuel (The Band) – March 4, 1986

    Dusty Springfield – March 2, 1999

    Hank Ballard – March 2, 2003

    Buddy Miles – Feb. 26, 2008

    Mike Smith (Dave Clark Five) – Feb. 27, 2008

    Jeff Healey – March 2, 2008

    Ronnie Montrose – March 3, 2012  

     

    Births

     

    Fats Domino – Feb. 26, 1928

    Johnny Cash – Feb. 26, 1932

    Joe South – Feb. 28, 1940

    Mike Pender (The Searchers) – March 3, 1941

    Brian Jones – Feb. 28, 1942

    Lou Reed – March 2, 1943

     

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    Roger Daltrey – March 1, 1944

    Mike D’Abo – March 1, 1944

    Bobby Womack – March 4, 1944

    Mitch Ryder – Feb. 26, 1945

    Rory Gallagher – March 2, 1948

    Eddie Money – March 2, 1949

     

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    Jonathan Cain – Feb. 26, 1950

    Karen Carpenter – March 2, 1950

    Robyn Hitchcock – March 3, 1953

    Neal Schon (Journey) – Feb. 27, 1954

    Cindy Wilson – Feb. 28, 1957

    Johnny Van Zant – Feb. 27, 1959

    Jon Bon Jovi – March 2, 1962

    Eryka Badu – Feb. 26, 1971

    Chris Martin – March 2, 1977

     

     

     

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    anneericksonthumb-6b75d5e8.jpg.1799a006b8ff6deadab9f227ebbeaee7.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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