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    HC's Rock Rewind - January 1 - 14

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    HC's Rock Rewind

    A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

     

    by Team HC

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    Week of January 1st - 7th

     

    Another Auld Lang Syne of memorable events occurred during this week in rock history. Fleetwood Mac took on two new members, a key member of the Rolling Stones announced his departure from the band, and Gibson launched one of the company’s most visually striking guitars. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

     

    Events

     

    1950 – Sam Phillips opens the Memphis Recording Service, later to be renamed Sun Studio.

    1958 – Gibson launches the legendary “Flying V” electric guitar. Albert King, Dave Davies and Lonnie Mack are among the many renowned players who come to be associated with the instrument.

    1959 – ABC’s “American Bandstand” leads the daytime television ratings for the first time.

    1966 – Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” tops the U.S. singles chart.

    1969 – The Beatles begin rehearsals for what will eventually become their Let It Be album.

     

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    1970 – B. J. Thomas’s recording of “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” tops the U.S. singles chart. It remains in the top spot for four weeks.

    1971 – George Harrison’s triple album, All Things Must Pass, begins a seven-week run atop the U.S. album chart.

    1973 – Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” reaches the Number One spot on the Hot 100 chart.

    1975 – Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac. Among the songs the two bring to the band are “Landslide” and “Rhiannon.”

    1979 – The soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” tops 25 million in worldwide sales, making the double-LP the best-selling album in history at that point.

    1979 – Prince makes his live debut, performing at the Capri Theatre in Minneapolis.

    1980 – David Bowie makes his final appearance in the title role of “The Elephant Man” at the Booth Theatre on Broadway.

    1987 – Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    1989 – Nirvana enters into a one-year recording contract with the Sub Pop record label.

    1993 – The Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman announces he is leaving the band. Wyman had been the group’s bassist for 30 years.

    2010 – Chris Cornell announces via a tweet than Soundgarden are reuniting. The group had split up 13 years earlier, in 1997.

     

     

    Releases

      

    1967 – The Doors:  The Doors

    1969 – Creedence Clearwater Revival:  Bayou Country

    1970 – Syd Barrett:  The Madcap Laughs

     

     

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    1973 – Thin Lizzy:  Vagabonds of the Western World

    1973 – Aerosmith:  Aerosmith

    1973 – Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band:  Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.

    1974 – Joni Mitchell:  Court and Spark

    1976 – Journey:  Look into the Future

    1976 – Bob Dylan:  Desire

    1976 – Peter Frampton:  Frampton Comes Alive!

    1979 – Elvis Costello & the Attractions:  Armed Forces

    1979 – Joe Jackson:  Look Sharp!

    1983 – Eurythmics:  Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

    1986 – The Bangles:  Different Light

    1988 – L.A. Guns:  L.A. Guns

    1993 – Neil Young:  Lucky Thirteen

    2006 – The Strokes:  First Impressions of Earth

    2008 -- The Smashing Pumpkins:  American Gothic

     

     

    Deaths

     

    Hank Williams – Jan. 1, 1953

    Tex Ritter – Jan. 2, 1974

    Charlie Mingus – Jan. 5, 1979

    Alexis Korner – Jan. 1, 1984

    Phil Lynott – Jan. 4, 1986

    Dizzy Gillespie – Jan. 6, 1993

    Ted Hawkins – Jan. 1, 1995

    Randy California – Jan. 2, 1997

     

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    Sonny Bono – Jan. 5, 1998

    Lou Rawls – Jan. 6, 2006

    Ron Asheton (The Stooges) – Jan. 6, 2009

    Willie Mitchell – Jan. 5, 2010

    Gerry Rafferty – Jan. 4, 2011

    Patti Page – Jan. 1, 2013

    Jay Traynor (Jay & the Americans) – Jan. 2, 2014

    Phil Everly – Jan. 3, 2014

       

     

    Births

     

    Sam Phillips – Jan. 5, 1923

    Earl Scruggs – Jan. 6, 1924

    George Martin – Jan. 3, 1926

    Roger Miller – Jan. 2, 1936

    Paul Revere (Paul Revere & the Raiders) – Jan. 7, 1937

    Rory Storm – Jan. 7, 1938

    John McLaughlin – Jan. 4, 1942

    Van Dyke Parks – Jan. 3, 1943

    Stephen Stills – Jan. 3, 1945

    Dave Cousins (The Strawbs) – Jan. 7, 1945

    John Paul Jones – Jan. 3, 1946

    Syd Barrett – Jan. 6, 1946

    Kenny Loggins – Jan. 7, 1948

    Morgan Fisher (Mott the Hoople) – Jan. 1, 1950

    Chris Stein (Blondie) – Jan. 5, 1950

    Malcolm Young – Jan. 6, 1953

    Diane Warren – Jan. 1, 1956

    Bernard Sumner – Jan. 4, 1956

    Grandmaster Flash – Jan. 1, 1958

    Kathy Valentine (Go-Go’s) – Jan. 7, 1959

    Michael Stipe – Jan. 4, 1960

    Marilyn Manson – Jan. 5, 1969

     

      

    Week of January  8th - 14th

     

    You know it's a big week in music when you have ES-335 player Dave Grohl's birthday and the release of debut albums from the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. We're celebrating the week of Jan. 8 through 14, and read on for some significant events, historic record releases and births and deaths taking place this week in rock history.

     

    Events 

     

    1967 - Jimi Hendrix records the massively successful "Purple Haze" at De Lane Lea Studios in London.

    1969 - George Harrison leaves the Beatles, but it's only for a brief time.

    1974 - Kiss ink their first major recording deal, with Casablanca Records.

    1978 - The Sex Pistols perform their final show and soon after break up in San Francisco, California.

    1992 - Nirvana's Nevermind record reaches No. 1 in America, taking the place of Michael Jackson's Dangerous.

    2012 - The White Stripes singer Jack White appears on the History Channel program American Pickers.

     

     

    Releases  

     

    The Beatles, Introducing... The Beatles, 1964

    Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin, 1969

     

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    David Bowie, Low, 1977

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    Rush, Permanent Waves, 1980

    David Bowie, Where Are We Now? (single), 2013

      

    Deaths

     

    Steve Clark (Def Leppard) – January 8, 1991

    Chester Arthur Burnett “Howlin’ Wolf,” January 10, 1976

    Margaret Whiting, January 10, 2011

    Mickey Finn (T. Rex percussionist), January 11, 2003

    Jimmy Griffin (Bread), January 11, 2005

    Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane, New Riders of the Purple Sage), January 11, 2005

    Maurice Gibb (The Bee Gees), January 12, 2003

    Jerry Nolan (The Heartbreakers and New York Dolls), January 14, 1992

      

     

    Births

     

    Elvis Presley – January 8, 1935

    Robby Krieger – January 8, 1946

    David Bowie – January 8, 1947

    Joan Baez, January 9, 1941

    James Patrick "Jimmy" Page, January 9, 1944

    Cassie Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd), January 9, 1948

    Paul King (Mungo Jerry), January 9, 1948

    Steve McRay (.38 Special), January 9, 1950

    David Johansen (New York Dolls), January 9, 1953

    Eric Erlandson (Hole), January 9, 1963

    Carl Bell (Fuel), January 9, 1967

    Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth), January 9, 1967

    Dave Matthews (The Dave Matthews Band), January 9, 1967

    Frank Sinatra Jr., January 10, 1944

    Rod Stewart, January 10, 1945

    Ronny Light, January 10, 1945

    Aynsley Dunbar (Journey, Whitesnake, Jefferson Airplane), January 10, 1946

    Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), January 10, 1948

    Pat Benatar, January 10, 1953

    Michael Schenker (Scorpions, UFO), January 10, 1955

    Clarence Clemons (E Street Band), January 11, 1942

    Tony Kaye (Yes), January 11, 1943

    Tom Dumont (No Doubt), January 11, 1968

    Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers), January 11, 1971

    William Lee Golden (The Oak Ridge Boys), January 12, 1939

    Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone), January 12, 1946

    Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows), January 12, 1960

    Rob Zombie (White Zombie), January 12, 1966

    Trevor Rabin (Yes), January 13, 1954

    Fred White (Earth, Wind & Fire), January 13, 1955

    Zach de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine), January 13, 1970

    T-Bone Burnett, January 14, 1948

    Geoff Tate (Queensryche), January 14, 1959

    Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), January 14, 1969

     

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    anneericksonthumb-6b75d5e8.jpg.8566d4535ac2fe80ae76862b1f0a1d4f.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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