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
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