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    HC's Rock Rewind - July 8 — 21

    A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

    By Team HC |

    by Anne Erickson

     

    One of rock and roll’s most influential bands signed their first recording contract, a Rolling Stones classic topped the singles charts, and members of The Monkees reunited for the first time in nearly two decades. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

     

    Events

     

    1962 – The Rolling Stones make their live debut, performing at London’s legendary Marquee Club.

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    1962 – The Beach Boys sign their first recording contract, inking a deal with Capitol Records.

    1964 – The Beatles film, A Hard Day’s Night, premiers in Liverpool. More than 200,000 fans turn out to celebrate.

    1965 – The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” begins a four-week run at Number One on the U.S. singles charts. The song goes on to become the biggest hit of the year.

    1967 –  The Who begin their first large-scale U.S. tour, performing as opening act for Herman’s Hermits.

    1967 – Arlo Guthrie takes the stage of the Newport Folk Festival and delivers the debut performance of “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree.”

    1968 – Eric Clapton announces the breakup of Cream, while the band is in the midst of its final tour.

    1969 – Funeral services are held for Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones.

    1969 – David Bowie’s single, “Space Oddity,” is rush-released to coincide with the first moon landing, which takes place nine days later.

    1969 – Blind Faith perform their first show in the U.S., a sellout at Madison Square Garden.

    1970 – The soundtrack album for the film, Woodstock, tops the charts.

    1972 – Smokey Robinson performs his final show as a member of The Miracles.

    1974 – David Bowie plays the first of five shows that will be used in the making of his David Live album. All the shows were staged at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia.

    1978 – The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls album tops the U.S. charts.

    1980 – Bob Marley and the Wailers begin what will ultimately be Marley’s final U.K. tour.

    1985 – The Live Aid benefit concerts are staged in Philadelphia and London. The array of performers include Paul McCartney, David Bowie, The Who, Elton John, and Queen, among many others.

    1989 – The Monkees are honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. All four members of the band reunite for the ceremony.

    1996 – A Guinness World Record for the largest-ever jam session is set when more than 2,000 guitarists perform a cover of “Heartbreak Hotel” for 75 minutes. Chet Atkins and Skunk Baxter are among the participants

    2007 – Rod Stewart is awarded the CBE Order of the British Empire in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

    2014 – Johnny Winter plays his last show, staging a performance at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria.

    2016 – Joe Perry suffers a cardiac event onstage during a performance with members of The Hollywood Vampires. Perry is rushed to the hospital -- fortunately he makes a full recovery.

     

     

    Releases 

     

    1970 – Supertramp:  Supertramp

    1971 – Funkadelic:  Maggot Brain

    1972 – Chicago: Chicago V

    1972 – Harry Nilsson: Son of Schmilsson

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    1973 – Queen: Queen

    1973 – Bob Dylan:  Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (soundtrack)

    1973 – Grand Funk Railroad: We’re an American Band

    1974 – Neil Young:  On the Beach

    1975 – Fleetwood Mac:  Fleetwood Mac

    1979 – The Kinks: Low Budget

    1981 – Def Leppard: High ‘n’ Dry

    1983 – Robert Plant: The Principle of Moments

    1983 – Big Country: The Crossing

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    1986 – Bob Dylan: Knocked Out Loaded

    1988 – UB40: UB40

    1988 – Brian Wilson: Brian Wilson

    1990 – Iggy Pop: Brick by Brick

    1990 – Poison: Flesh and Blood

    1992 – Frank Zappa: You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5

    1993 – Matthew Sweet: Altered Beast

    1994 – The Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge

    1994 – Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation

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    1997 – Sarah McLachlan: Surfacing

    2000 – Motley Crue: New Tattoo

    2001 -- Blackmore's Night: Fires at Midnight           

    2002 – Robert Plant: Dreamland

    2002 – The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

    2005 – Tony Iommi: Fused

    2009 – The Dead Weather: Horehound

     

     

    Deaths

     

     

    Clarence White (The Byrds) – July 14, 1973

    Minnie Riperton – July 12, 1979

    Chris Wood (Traffic) – July 12, 1983

    Nico (The Velvet Underground), July 8, 1988

    Arthur Kane (New York Dolls) – July 13, 2004

    Rob Grill (The Grass Roots) – July 11, 2011

    Jerry Ragovoy – July 13, 2011

    Tommy Ramone – July 11, 2014

     

     

     

    Births

     

    Jai Johanny Johanson (The Allman Brothers Band), July 8, 1944

    Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode), July 8, 1961

    Joan Osborne, July 8, 1963

    Beck, July 8, 1970

    Bon Scott (AC/DC), July 9, 1946

    John "Mitch" Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience), July 9, 1947

    Jim Kerr (Simple Minds), July 9, 1959

    Courtney Love (Hole), July 9, 1964

    Jack White (The White Stripes), July 9, 1975

    Woody Guthrie – July 14, 1912

    Lowman “Pete” Pauling (The 5 Royales) – July 14, 1926

    Mavis Staples – July 10, 1939

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    Desmond Dekker – July 16, 1941

    Ronnie James Dio – July 10, 1942

    Roger McGuinn – July 13, 1942

    Stephen Bladd (J. Geils Band) – July 13, 1942

    Jerry Miller (Moby Grape) – July 10, 1943

    Christine McVie – July 12, 1943

    Linda Ronstadt – July 15, 1946

    Arlo Guthrie – July 10, 1947

    Roky Erickson – July 15, 1947

    Peter Banks (Yes, Flash) – July 15, 1947

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    Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd) – July 15, 1948

    Dave Smalley (The Raspberries) – July 10, 1949

    Greg Kihn – July 10, 1949

    Eric Carr (Kiss) – July 12, 1950

    Philip Taylor Kramer (Iron Butterfly) – July 12, 1952

    Bob Casale (Devo) – July 14, 1952

    Johnny Thunders – July 15, 1952

    Stewart Copeland – July 16, 1952

    Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys) – July 10, 1954

    Ian Curtis (Joy Division) – July 15, 1956

    Marky Ramone – July 15, 1956

    Joe Satriani – July 15, 1956

    Peter Murphy (Bauhaus) – July 11, 1957

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    Sandy West (The Runaways) – July 10, 1959

    Richie Sambora – July 11, 1959

    Suzanne Vega – July 11, 1959

    Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) – July 12, 1962

    Tonya Donelly (Belly) – July 14, 1966

    Jason Bonham – July 15, 1966

    John Petrucci (Dream Theater) – July 12, 1967

     

     

     

     

    Week of July 15th -21nd

     

    Elvis Presley made his first-ever studio recordings, Santana celebrated a milestone, and a former Beatle kicked off his debut solo tour. A spate of classic albums was released as well, including landmark records by Rod Stewart, Talking Heads, and Guns N’ Roses. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week. 

     

     

    Events

     

    1953 – Elvis Presley drops into Memphis Recording Service—later renamed Sun Studios—and pays $3.98 to make his first-ever recordings. He records two songs: “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin,” as a gift for his mother.

    1954 – The Newport Jazz Festival makes its debut at the Newport Casino in Rhode Island.

    1955 – Chuck Berry’s debut single, “Maybellene,” is released on Chess Records.

    1963 – The first U.S. Beatles album, titled Introducing the Beatles, is pressed up by Vee-Jay Records. The album receives its official release in January of 1964.

    1968 – Cream’s Wheels of Fire hits #1 on the U.S. album chart.

    1968 – The Beatles’ animated film, Yellow Submarine, makes its premiere in London. In the film, the band members are voiced by professional actors.

    1974 – Joey Ramone becomes the lead singer for the Ramones.

    1975 – Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Listen to What the Man Said” reaches #1 on the U.S. singles chart.

    1975 – Bob Marley and the Wailers’ performance at the Lyceum Theatre in London is recorded using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. Later that year, the performance is released as an official album—titled simply Live!

    1976 – Classic rock icons Deep Purple split up at the end of a U.K tour. Eight years will pass before the band gets back together.

    1978 – Def Leppard make their live debut, performing before an audience of 150 at a school in Sheffield, England.

    1981 – “Roy Orbison Day” is declared in Odessa, Texas.

    1986 – Santana mark their 20th anniversary with a comprehensive reunion, with all current and former members coming together to stage a concert in San Francisco.

    1987 – Keith Richards signs a contract with Virgin Records as a solo artist.

    1989 – Ringo Starr kicks off his first tour since The Beatles ceased touring in 1966. He and the first incarnation of his All-Starr Band perform in Dallas, Texas.

    1991 – The Lollapalooza Music Festival is staged for the first time. Jane’s Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, and Living Color are among the many participating bands who perform in select locations in North America.

    2012 – Surviving Who members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey announce they’re reviving the band’s 1973 rock opera, Quadrophenia, for a tour.

     

      

    Releases

     

    1964 – The Beatles: Something New

    1965 – The Lovin’ Spoonful: Do You Believe in Magic?

    1966 – John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers: Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton

    1969 – The Doors: The Soft Parade

     

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    1971 – Black Sabbath: Master of Reality

    1971 – The Moody Blues: Every Good Boy Deserves  Favour

    1971 – Deep Purple: Fireball

    1972 – Rod Stewart: Never a Dull Moment

    1972 – T. Rex: The Slider

    1972 – Jefferson Airplane: Long John Silver

    1973 – Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin: Love Devotion Surrender

    1973 – Mott the Hoople: Mott

    1977 – Elvis Costello: My Aim is True

    1978 – Talking Heads: More Songs about Buildings and Food

    1980 – Joy Division: Closer

    1981 – ZZ Top: El Loco

    1984 – Stryper: The Yellow and Black Attack

    1987 – Guns N’ Roses: Appetite for Destruction

    1990 – Mother Love Bone: Apple

    1991 – Squeeze: Play

    1992 – Sonic Youth: Dirty

     

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    1995 – Megadeth: Hidden Treasures

    1995 – Elliott Smith: Elliott Smith

    1996 – The Black Crowes: Three Snakes and One Charm

    1996 – Fiona Apple: Tidal

    1999 – Robyn Hitchcock: Jewels for Sophia

    2003 – Prince: N.E.W.S.

    2003 – Cheap Trick: Special One

    2006 – Black Stone Cherry: Black Stone Cherry

     

     

    Deaths

    Danny Cedrone (Bill Haley & His Comets) – July 17, 1954

    Billie Holiday – July 17, 1959

    Bobby Fuller – July 18, 1966

    John Coltrane – July 17, 1967

    Lefty Frizzell – July 19, 1975

    Harry Chapin – July 16, 1981

    Nico – July 18, 1988

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    Chas Chandler – July 17, 1996

    Gus Dudgeon – July 21, 2002

    Long John Baldry – July 21, 2005

    Gordon Waller (Peter and Gordon) – July 17, 2009

    Jon Lord (Deep Purple) – July 16, 2012

    Johnny Winter – July 16, 2014

     

     

    Births

     

    Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – July 18, 1929

    Ian Stewart (Rolling Stones) – July 18, 1938

    Spencer Davis – July 17, 1939

    Dion DiMucci – July 18, 1939

    Lonnie Mack – July 18, 1941

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    Martha Reeves – July 18, 1941

    John Lodge (Moody Blues) – July 20, 1943

    Danny McCulloch (The Animals) – July 18, 1945

    Henry McCullough – July 21, 1943

    Alan Gorrie (Average White Band) – July 19, 1946

    Bernie Leadon (Eagles) – July 19, 1947

    Brian May – July 19, 1947

    Carlos Santana – July 20, 1947

    Ron Asheton (The Stooges) – July 17, 1948

    Geezer Butler – July 17, 1949

    Wally Bryson (The Raspberries) – July 18, 1949

    Nicolette Larson – July 17, 1952

    Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd) – July 19, 1952

    Ricky Skaggs – July 18, 1954

    Terry Chambers (XTC) – July 18, 1955

    Howie Epstein (Tom Petty & Heartbreakers) – July 21, 1955

    Paul Cook (Sex Pistols) – July 20, 1956

    Keith Levene (The Clash, PIL) – July 18, 1957

    Chris Cornell – July 20, 1964

    Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) – July 20, 1966

    Andrew Stockdale (Wolfmother) – July 20, 1976

     

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    anneericksonthumb-6b75d5e8.jpg.dd6cc40b8bfedca376f5c26f62689847.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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