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    HC's Rock Rewind - May 13 - 27

    By Team HC |

    HC's Rock Rewind

    A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

     

    by Team HC

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    MAY 13th -19th

     

    We saw the births of Trent Reznor and Krist Novoselic to the passing of Ronnie James Dio. All of this happened these past two weeks in Rock 'N' Roll history.

     

    Events

    1963 - The debut Monterey Folk Festival takes place, featuring Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary and Joan Baez.

    1964 - The Animals start recording "House of the Rising Sun."

    1975 - Fleetwood Mac performs for the first time with new members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in El Paso, Texas.

    1980 - Drummer Peter Criss exits Kiss but returns to the fold, with Ace Frehley, in 1996.

    1991 - Paul McCartney issues Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) in the U.K., marking the first album released from an MTV Unplugged performance.

    1993 - Depeche Mode kick off their Devotional tour in Lille, France.

    2000 - The Artist Formerly Known As Prince publicly states he will start using his name again.

    2010 - Inspiring vocalist Ronnie James Dio passes away from stomach cancer. He was 67 years old.

     

    Releases

    Bill Haley and His Comets, “Rock Around the Clock” (single), 1954

    The Who, Live at Leeds, 1970

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    Paul and Linda McCartney, Ram, 1971

    Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On, 1971

    Uriah Heep, Demons and Wizards, 1972

    Elton John, Honky Château, 1972

    Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, 1973

    The Kinks, Soap Opera, 1975

    Elton John, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, 1975

    Rainbow, Rising, 1976

    David Bowie, Lodger, 1979

    Run-DMC, Raising Hell, 1986

    Foo Fighters, The Colour and The Shape, 1997

    John Fogerty, Blue Moon Swamp, 1997

    Pearl Jam, Binaural, 2000

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    Motörhead, We Are Motörhead, 2000

    The Go-Go's, God Bless the Go-Go's, 2001

    Weezer, Weezer (aka The Green Album), 2001

    Lynyrd Skynyrd, Vicious Cycle, 2003

    Lenny Kravitz, Baptism, 2004

    Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown, 2009

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    Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Apocalyptic Love, 2012

     

    Births

    Brian Eno, May 15, 1948 

    Dennis "Fergie" Frederiksen (Toto), May 15, 1951

    Robert Fripp, May 16, 1946

    Jonathan Richman, May 16, 1951

    Krist Novoselic, May 16, 1965

    Jesse Winchester, May 17, 1944

    Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson), May 17, 1949

    Steve Earle, May 17, 1955

    Trent Reznor, May 17, 1965

    Josh Homme, May 17, 1973

    Rick Wakeman, May 18, 1949

    Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), May 18, 1950

    Pete Townshend, May 19, 1945

    Dusty Hill (ZZ Top), May 19, 1949

    Joey Ramone, May 19, 1951

     

    Deaths

    Bob Flanigan, May 15, 2011

    Django Reinhardt, May 16, 1953

    Sammy Davis, Jr, May 16, 1990

    Ronnie James Dio, May 16, 2010

    Johnny “Guitar” Watson, May 17, 1996

    Donna Summer, May 17, 2012

    Elvin Jones, May 18, 2004

     
    MAY 20th -27th
     
     
    Memorable events occurred during this week in rock and roll history. The Rolling Stones appeared on TV with one of their blues idols, David Bowie presented Mott the Hoople with a glam-rock anthem, and a classic rock band from the ‘70s reunited following a 14-year hiatus. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.
     
     

    Events

    1957 -- The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) is established. The organization quickly becomes known for their Grammy Awards, which kicks off the following year.

    1965 -- The Rolling Stones share the stage with Howlin' Wolf on the TV show, Shindig!, as Wolf performs one of his blues classics, "How Many More Years."

    1966 -- The Doors perform their first show in a public venue, playing at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood.

    1968 -- Cream's Disraeli Gears album is certified gold.

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    1969 -- The Guess Who make their American television debut, appearing on American Bandstand and lip-synching the hits "These Eyes" and "Laughing.”

    1970 – Peter Green makes his last appearance as a member of Fleetwood Mac, performing with the band at the Bath Festival in England.

    1971 -- The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album begins a four-week run atop the U.S. album charts.

    1971 – The pioneering psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly breaks up.

    1972 -- David Bowie, upon learning that Mott The Hoople is planning to break up, offers the band a song he just wrote called “All the Young Dudes.” The song revives the group’s career and goes on to become a glam-rock anthem.

    1973 -- Deep Purple releases "Smoke on the Water."

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    1975 -- Earth, Wind & Fire's soon-to-be-classic R&B hit, "Shining Star,” tops the U.S. singles chart.

    1976 -- Wings begin a five week run at Number One slot on the U.S. singles chart with “Silly Love Songs.” The song is fifth Number One U.S. hit penned by Paul McCartney since the breakup of The Beatles.

    1977 – Future Police members Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers perform together for the first time, taking the stage in Paris as part of the band Strontium 90.

    1977 -- Marc Bolan performs his last show with T. Rex, staging a concert in Stockholm, Sweden. Tragically, the glam-rock icon dies later that year in an automobile accident.

    1979 -- The Who's acclaimed film documentary, The Kids Are Alright, makes its debut in New York City.

    1986 -- The Monkees, without Mike Nesmith, kick off their "20th Anniversary World Tour." The ambitious trek stretches to 145 dates.

    1987 -- The original members of the Doobie Brothers—including singer-guitarist Tom Johnson--reunite for a benefit show at the Hollywood Bowl. The event leads to a full-scale reunion tour.

    1994 – The Eagles perform their first concert in fourteen years, staging a show in Burbank, California.

    2006 – Led Zeppelin are awarded the Polar Music Prize during a ceremony on Stockholm. The award is presented by the King of Sweden.

    2010 – The much-trumpeted re-release of the Rolling Stones’ 1972 classic, Exile on Main Street, provides the band with their first Number One album in the UK in sixteen years.

     

    Releases

    1963 – Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

    1967 – The Mothers of Invention: Absolutely Free

    1967 – The Monkees: Headquarters

    1968 – Johnny Cash:  At Folsum Prison

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    1969 – The Who: Tommy

    1971 – Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On

    1971 – Graham Nash: Songs for Beginners

    1971 – Rod Stewart: Every Picture Tells a Story

    1972 – Peter Frampton: Wind of Change

    1973 – Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells

    1974 – David Bowie: Diamond Dogs

    1974 – Sparks: Kimono My House

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    1974 – Santana: Lotus

    1974 – 10cc: Sheet Music

    1975 – Wings: Venus and Mars

    1975 – Willie Nelson: Red Headed Stranger

    1977 – Steve Miller Band:  Book of Dreams

    1978 – David Gilmour: David Gilmour

    1978 – Cheap Trick: Heaven Tonight

    1979 – Kiss: Dynasty

    1980 – Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel (i.e. “Melt,” his third album)

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    1980 – Roxy Music: Flesh and Blood

    1982 – Blondie: The Hunter

    1982 – Glenn Frey: No Fun Aloud

    1983 – Dio: Holy Diver

    1986 – Laurie Anderson: Home of the Brave

    1988 – Van Halen: OU812

    1989 – Queen: The Miracle

    1989 – Tin Machine: Tin Machine

    1990 – The Jeff Healey Band: Hell to Pay

    1991 – The Smashing Pumpkins: Gish

    1992 – Ringo Starr: Time Takes Time

    1993 – Donald Fagen: Kamakiriad

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    1994 – Frank Black: Teenager of the Year

    1995 – Everclear: Sparkle and Fade

    2000 – Matchbox Twenty: Mad Season

    2004 – The Cardigans: Long Gone Before Daylight

    2005 – Audioslave: Out of Exile

    2005 – Shelby Lynne: Suit Yourself

    2006 – Def Leppard: Yeah!

    2006 – Dixie Chicks: Taking the Long Way

     

    Births

    Joe Cocker, May 20, 1944

    Leo Sayer, May 21, 1948

    Marc Ribot, May 21, 1954

    Miles Davis – May 26, 1926

    Robert Moog – May 23, 1934

    Bob Dylan – May 24, 1941

    Jessi Colter – May 25, 1943

    Levon Helm – May 26, 1943

    Verden Allen (Mott the Hoople) – May 26, 1944

    Steve Upton (Wishbone Ash) – May 24, 1946

    Mick Ronson – May 26, 1946

    Albert Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult) – May 24, 1947

    Klaus Meine (Scorpions) – May 25, 1948

    Stevie Nicks – May 26, 1948

    Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship) – May 27, 1948

    Hank Williams Jr. – May 26, 1949

    Bernie Taupin – May 22, 1950

    Neil Finn (Crowded House) – May 27, 1956

    Susan Ballion (Siouxsie Sioux) – May 27, 1957

    Paul Weller – May 25, 1958

    Neil Finn (Crowded House) – May 27, 1958

    (Steven) Morrissey – May 22, 1959

    Lenny Kravitz – May 26, 1964

    Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains) – May 27, 1966

    Rich Robinson – May 24, 1969

    Jewel (Kilcher) – May 23, 1974

     

    Deaths

    Robin Gibb, May 20, 2012

    Ray Manzarek, May 20, 2013

    Trevor Bolder, May 21, 2013

    Elmore James – May 24, 1963

    Sonny Boy Williamson – May 25, 1965

    Duke Ellington – May 24, 1974

    Gene Clark (The Byrds) – May 24, 1991

    Eric Gale – May 25, 1994

    Domenic Troiano (The Guess Who) – May 25, 2005

    Desmond Dekker – May 25, 2006

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    Jay Bennett (Wilco) – May 24, 2009

    Paul Gray (Slipknot) – May 24, 2010

     

     
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