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    HC's Rock Rewind - March 4 — 17

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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 March  4th - 10th

     

    This week features a host of musical milestones, from the release of U2's The Joshua Tree to births of Peter Wolf and Rick Rubin to the start of Led Zeppelin's "Thank You" tour. Read on for some significant events, historic record releases and births and deaths taking place March 4 through 10.

     

    Events 

     

    1963 – The Beatles record their songs "From Me to You" and "Thank You Girl."

    1965 – The Temptations reach No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "My Girl," co-written by Smokey Robinson, making them the first male Motown act to reach No. 1 on that chart.

    1969 – Steve Marriott exits the Small Faces and forms Humble Pie.

    1971 – Badfinger starts their first tour as headliners with a show in Toledo, Ohio.

    1971 – Led Zeppelin kicks off their "Thank You" tour of small clubs that helped them when they were first getting started, charging the same ticket costs that they did in 1968.

    1970 – David Bowie releases “The Prettiest Star” in the U.K., following the popular “Space Oddity.”

    1974 – Bad Company performs their first concert, a gig in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

    1976 – Elton John gets his own wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London.

    1984 – Ian Gillan leaves Black Sabbath.

    1985 – The single “We are the World” is released.

    1997 – Paul McCartney is knighted by Elizabeth II.

    2001 – Eric Singer steps in for Peter Criss as the drummer for Kiss on the groups “farewell” tour in Japan.

    2002 – MTV debuts a new reality television show, The Osbournes, which looks at the life of Ozzy and his family. The show becomes the most-viewed series on MTV in its first season.

     

     

     

    Releases  

     

    1969, Genesis, From Genesis to Revelation

    1970, Mountain, Climbing!

    1970, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Déjà Vu

    1972, Thin Lizzy, Shades of a Blue Orphanage

    1972, Jethro Tull, Thick as a Brick

    1974, Queen, Queen II

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    1974, Chicago, Chicago VII

    1975, David Bowie, Young Americans

     

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    1977, T.Rex, Dandy in the Underworld

    1980, Billy Joel, Glass Houses

    1981, Joe Walsh, There Goes the Neighborhood

    1983, Quiet Riot, Metal Health

    1985, Eric Clapton, Behind the Sun

    1987, U2, The Joshua Tree

     

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    1988, The Beatles, Past Masters

    1989, Julian Lennon, Mr. Jordan

    1993, Lenny Kravitz, Are You Gonna Go My Way

    1994, Elvis Costello, Brutal Youth

    1994, Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral

    1994, Soundgarden, Superunknown

     

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    1998, Eric Clapton, Pilgrim

    1998, Motörhead, Snake Bite Love

    1999, Silverchair, Neon Ballroom

    2001, Aerosmith, Just Push Play

    2006, David Gilmour, On an Island

     

     

    Births

     

     

    Bobby Womack – March 4, 1944

    Chris Squire – March 4, 1948

    Jason Newsted – March 4, 1963

    Evan Dando – March 4, 1967

    Richard Manuel (The Band) – March 4, 1986

    Ornette Coleman – March 9, 1930

    John Cale – March 9, 1942

    Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & the Raiders) – March 9, 1942

    Hugh Grundy (The Zombies) – March 6, 1945

    Arthur Lee (Love) – March 7, 1945

    Mickey Dolenz – March 8, 1945

    Robin Trower – March 9, 1945

    David Gilmour – March 6, 1946

    Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) – March 7, 1946

    Peter Wolf – March 7, 1946

    Randy Meisner – March 8, 1946

    Kiki Dee – March 6, 1947

    Carole Bayer Sager – March 8, 1947

    Tom Scholz – March 10, 1947

    Dave Lambert (The Strawbs) – March 8, 1949

    Gary Numan – March 8, 1958

    Martin Fry (ABC) – March 9, 1958

    Rick Rubin – March 10, 1963

    Edie Brickell – March 10, 1966

    John Frusciante (former Red Hot Chili Peppers) -- March 5, 1970

     

     

      

     

    Deaths

     

     

    Patsy Cline -- March 5, 1963

    Hawkshaw Hawkins -- March 5, 1963

    Cowboy Copas -- March 5, 1963

    Randy Hughes -- March 5, 1963

    Songwriter E.Y. "Yip" Harburg -- March 5, 1981

    John Belushi (The Blues Brothers) -- March 5, 1982

    Richard Manuel (The Band) – March 6, 1986

    Andy Gibb – March 10, 1988

    Lavern Baker – March 10, 1997

    Michael “Smitty” Smith (Paul Revere and the Raiders) – March 6, 2001

    Danny Joe Brown (Molly Hatchet) – March 9, 2005

    Brad Delp (Boston) – March 9, 2007

    Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) – March 6, 2010

    Micky Jones (Man) – March 10, 2010

    Mike Starr (Alice in Chains) – March 8, 2011

    Alvin Lee – March 6, 2013

    Peter Banks (Yes, Flash) – March 7, 2013

    Lew Soloff (Blood, Sweat and Tears) – March 8, 2015

    George Martin – March 8, 2016

     

     

     

    Week of March 11th - 17th

     

    The second week in March has historically been marked by a ton of memorable rock and roll events. Eric Clapton left one of rock’s seminal bands, Metallica performed their first show, and one of the Rolling Stones kicked off his first-ever solo tour. Several classic albums were released this week as well, including landmark records by the Velvet Underground, R.E.M., and Iggy Pop. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

     

    Events

     

    1955 – Fats Domino records “Ain’t That a Shame” in Los Angeles.

    1965 – Eric Clapton leaves The Yardbirds.

    1968 – The Rolling Stones begin recording “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”

     

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    1968 – Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay” tops the U.S. singles chart.

    1969 – The Temptations become the first Motown recording artists to receive a Grammy, earning the award for the single, “Cloud Nine.”

    1969 – Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman.

    1969 – Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy” begins a four-week run atop the U.S. singles chart.

    1971 – The Allman Brothers Band stage the first of the two shows recorded for their Live at the Fillmore East album.

     

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    1972 – Carole King is awarded the “Album of the Year” Grammy for Tapestry. Carly Simon receives the “Best New Artist” honor.

    1972 – Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” begins a three-week run at Number One on the U.S. singles chart.

    1975 – Olivia Newton-John’s Have You Never Been Mellow tops the U.S. album chart.

    1982 – Metallica make their live performance debut, appearing at Radio City in Anaheim, California.

    1983 – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Alec John Such form Bon Jovi.

    1988 – Mick Jagger kicks off his first-ever solo tour with a series of concerts in Osaka, Japan.

    1994 – Darryl Jones steps into the role of bassist for the Rolling Stones, filling the slot vacated by Bill Wyman.

    2006 – The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    2008 – Stone Temple Pilots announce they will reunite for a final tour.

    2013 – Bob Dylan is voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

     

     

    Releases

      

    1967 – The Velvet Underground & Nico:  The Velvet Underground & Nico

    1967 – Grateful Dead:  The Grateful Dead

    1969 – Free: Tons of Sobs

    1970 – Tyrannosaurus Rex:  A Beard of Stars

    1971 – James Taylor:  Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

     

     

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    1975 – Justin Hayward and John Lodge:  Blue Jays

    1975 – Earth, Wind & Fire:  That’s the Way of the World (soundtrack)

    1976 – Kiss:  Destroyer

    1976 – Marvin Gaye:  I Want You

    1977 – The Band:  Islands

    1977 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer:  Works Volume 1

    1977 – Iggy Pop:  The Idiot

    1978 – Generation X:  Generation X

    1978 – Elvis Costello and the Attractions:  This Year’s Model

    1979 – Bad Company:  Desolation Angels

    1980 – Def Leppard:  On Through the Night

    1981 – The Who:  Face Dances

     

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    1982 – Asia:  Asia

    1982 – Richard and Linda Thompson:  Shoot Out the Lights

    1984 – The Cars:  Heartbeat City

    1984 – Joe Jackson:  Body and Soul

    1988 – Talking Heads:  Naked

    1988 – The Smithereens:  Green Thoughts

    1990 – Robyn Hitchcock:  Eye

    1991 – R.E.M.:  Out of Time

    1991 – Throwing Muses:  The Real Ramona

    1991 – Juliana Hatfield:  Hey Babe

    1992 – No Doubt:  No Doubt

    1993 – Coverdale-Page:  Coverdale-Page

    1994 – Mötley Crüe:  Mötley Crüe

    1995 – Radiohead:  The Bends

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    1995 – Goo Goo Dolls:  A Boy Named Goo

    1995 – Linda Ronstadt:  Feels Like Home

    1995 – Annie Lennox:  Medusa

    1995 – Matthew Sweet:  100% Fun

    1996 – Kiss:  Unplugged

    1996 – The Beatles:  The Beatles Anthology, Volume 2

    1997 – Aerosmith:  Nine Lives

    1998 – Van Halen:  Van Halen III

    1999 – Jeff Beck:  Who Else!

    1999 – Blur:  13

    2001 – Gary Moore:  Back to the Blues

    2001 – Rod Stewart:  Human

    2001 – Eric Clapton:  Reptile

    2002 – Bob Mould:  Modulate

    2003 – Paul McCartney:  Back in the World (live)

    2007 – Neil Young:  Live at Massey Hall 1971

    2013 – David Bowie:  The Next Day

    2016 – Iggy Pop:  Post Pop Depression

     

     

    Deaths

     

    Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night) – March 11, 2015

    Keith Emerson – March 11, 2016

    Charlie Parker – March 12, 1955

    Michael Hossack (Doobie Brothers) – March 12, 2012

    Tammi Terrell – March 16, 1970

    T-Bone Walker – March 16, 1975

    Ric Grech (Traffic, Blind Faith) – March 17, 1990

    Doc Pomus – March 14, 1991

    Alex Chilton – March 17, 2010

    Scott Asheton (The Stooges) – March 15, 2014

    Mike Porcaro (Toto) – March 15, 2015

    Andy Fraser (Free) – March 16, 2015

    Joe Osborn (Session Bass Player) - December 14, 2018

    Hal Blaine (Wrecking Crew Drummmer) - March 11, 2019

    Dick Dale (Surf Guitarist) - March 17, 2019

     

     

    Births

     

     

    George Kooymans (Golden Earring) – March 11, 1948

    Bruce Watson (Big Country) – March 11, 1961

    Lightnin’ Hopkins – March 15, 1912

    Leonard Chess – March 12, 1917

    Nat King Cole – March 17, 1919

    Quincy Jones – March 14, 1933

    Fred Neil – March 16, 1936

    Neil Sedaka – March 13, 1939

    Al Jarreau – March 12, 1940

    Phil Lesh – March 15, 1940

    Mike Love – March 15, 1941

    Paul Kantner – March 17, 1941

    Jerry Jeff Walker – March 16, 1942

    Sly Stone – March 15, 1944

    John Sebastian – March 17, 1944

    Michael Martin Murphey – March 14, 1945

    Walter Parazaider (Chicago) – March 14, 1945

    Ry Cooder – March 15, 1947

    James Taylor – March 12, 1948

    Michael Bruce – March 16, 1948

    Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) – March 17, 1951

    Nancy Wilson (Heart) – March 16, 1954

    Dee Snider – March 15, 1955

    Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) – March 12, 1956

    Adam Clayton (U2) – March 13, 1960

    Brett Michaels – March 15, 1963

    Melissa Auf Der Maur (Hole) – March 17, 1972

    Justin Hawkins (The Darkness) – March 17, 1975

    Pete Doherty (The Libertines) – March 12, 1979

     

     

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    anneericksonthumb-6b75d5e8.jpg.77094e5aed8878989ea4f580c015c1c9.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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    In March deaths you have these three listed as deceasedMickey Dolenz – March 8, 1945Robin Trower – March 9, 1945David Gilmour – March 6, 1946As best I can find out they are all very much alive

     

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    Whoa Calvin - You were correct. We had Births and Deaths heading switched. A complete oversight. Our apologies! We've corrected the article.ThanksDJ

     

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