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    HC's Rock Rewind - March 18 - 31

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    HC's Rock Rewind

    A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History


    by  Anne Erickson


    Week of March  18th - 24th


    It’s a rocky week in rock history, with the tragic deaths of Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads and Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood to the release of iconic albums Let There Be Rock by AC/DC and Van Halen II from Van Halen.




    1945 –  The first LP Chart was officially published by Billboard in the U.S.

    1969 – John Lennon wed Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.

    1975 – The film version of the Who's rock opera Tommy debuted in America.

    1975 – Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti hit No. 1 on the U.S. album chart and stayed there for a lengthy six-week run.

    1976 – Alice Cooper gets married for the first, and only, time to Sheryl Goddard.

    1978 – Billy Joel performs for the first time in the UK at London's Theatre Royal.





    1996, Barenaked Ladies: Born on a Pirate Ship

    1975, Kiss: Dressed to Kill

    1962, Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan

    1963, The Beatles: Please Please Me

    1963, The Beach Boys: Surfin' U.S.A.

    1965, Bob Dylan: Bringing it All Back Home

    1970, Jimi Hendrix: Band of Gypsys

    1972, Deep Purple: Machine Head

    1974, Eagles: On the Border

    1975, Lynyrd Skynyrd: Nuthin' Fancy

    1976, Wings: Wings at the Speed of Sound

    1977, AC/DC: Let There Be Rock

    1979, Van Halen: Van Halen II

    1982, Iron Maiden: The Number of the Beast

    1983, ZZ Top: Eliminator




    1986, Van Halen: 5150




    1994, Pantera: Far Beyond Driven

    1995, Monster Magnet: Dopes to Infinity

    2003, Linkin Park: Meteora







    John Phillips – March 18, 2001

    Chuck Berry – March 18, 2017

    Paul Kossoff, March 19, 1976

    Randy Rhoads, March 19, 1982

    Andrew Wood, March 19, 1990

    Jeff Ward, March 19, 1993

    J. Pero, March 20, 2015

    Dan Hartman, March 22, 1994

    Rod Price, March 22, 2005

    Neil Aspinall, March 23, 2008

    Buck Owens Jr., March 25, 2006





    Charlie Pride – March 18, 1938

    Wilson Pickett – March 18, 1941

    Jerry Cantrell – March 18, 1966

    Ricky Helton Wilson, March 19, 1953

    Paul Atkinson, March 19, 1946

    Jimmie Vaughan, March 20, 1949

    Chester Bennington, March 20, 1976

    Solomon Burke, March 21, 1940

    Deryck Whibley, March 21, 1980

    Randy Hobbs, March 22, 1948

    Damon Albarn, March 23, 1968

    Jimmy Miller, March 23, 1942

    Chad Butler, March 24, 1974



    Linkin Park photo by Anne Erickson


    Week of March  25th - 31st


    From the birth of Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell to Kirk Hammett famously joining Metallica - this last week of March is full of significant events in Rock 'n' Roll history.




    1967 – The photo shoot for the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band happened at Chelsea Manor Studios in London.

    1967 – Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire for the first time at a gig at The Astoria in London. He would do it again many times throughout his career.

    1974 - The Ramones played their first gig in front of an audience.

    1983 - Kirk Hammett became a member of Metallica.

    1985 – David Lee Roth exited Van Halen.

    1986 – Sammy Hagar played his first gig as Van Halen’s lead singer at a show in Louisiana.

    1987 – U2 performed a rooftop concert in Los Angeles to film their music video for “Where the Streets Have No Name.”

    1990 – Nirvana began work on demos with producer Butch Vig at Smart Studios in Wisconsin. Some of the tracks would end up on Nevermind.

    1996 - Phil Collins announced he would exit Genesis to focus on a solo career.

    2005 - U2 set off on their Vertigo Tour in San Diego, California.





    1958, Chuck Berry: “Johnny B. Goode,” single




    1973, Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy

    1975, Jeff Beck: Blow by Blow

    1976, Led Zeppelin: Presence

    1976, Rush: 2112

    1980, Scorpions: Animal Magnetism

    1985, Bon Jovi: 7800° Fahrenheit

    1987, Bryan Adams: Into the Fire

    1992, Bruce Springsteen: Human Touch

    1992, Bruce Springsteen: Lucky Town

    1992, Def Leppard: Adrenalize



    1993, Suede: Suede

    1994, Pink Floyd: The Division Bell



    2003, The White Stripes: Elephant


    2004, Aerosmith: Honkin' on Bobo

    2007, Kings of Leon: Because of the Times

    2008, The Black Keys: Attack & Release

    2014, Band of Skulls: Himalayan




    Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, March 28, 1974

    O'Kelly Isley, March 31, 1986

    Selena, March 31, 1995

    Phil Ramone, producer, March 30, 2013

    Duster Bennett, March 26, 1976

    Randy Castillo, March 26, 2002





    Elton John, March 25, 1947

    Jeff Healey, March 25, 1966

    Rufus Thomas, March 26, 1917

    Steven Tyler, March 26, 1948

    James Iha, March 26, 1968

    Kenny Chesney, March 26, 1968

    Tony Banks, March 27, 1950

    Andrew Farriss, March 27, 1959

    Johnny April, March 27, 1965

    Dave Keuning, March 28, 1976

    Chad Allan, March 29, 1943

    Perry Farrell, March 29, 1959

    Eric Clapton, March 30, 1945

    Joey Castillo, March 30, 1966

    Mick Ralphs, March 31, 1948

    Angus Young, March 31, 1955

    Jack Antonoff, March 31, 1984






    anneericksonthumb-6b75d5e8.jpg.7c032e448702345e8ded397b59637616.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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