HC's Rock Rewind: November 19 - December 2
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HC's Rock Rewind
A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History
by Anne Erickson
Week of November 19th - 25th
There's plenty to be thankful for when it comes to memorable rock events this week in rock history. From the birth of Duane Allman to the release of U2's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, here are some major events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening from November 19 through November 25.
1955 - RCA Records scoops up Elvis Presley's recording contract from Sun Records for $35,000. It's a move that proves invaluable.
1960 - It's discovered that George Harrison is underage, and the Beatles have to perform at Hamburg's Kaiserkeller Club without their 17-year-old band member.
1964 - The UK's first commercial radio station, called Radio Manx, starts broadcasting from the Isle of Man.
1964 - The Who perform their first concert under their new name, after going by The High Numbers, at London's Marquee Club.
1965 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience performs in public in the UK for the first time at the Bag O'Nails Club in London.
1968 - Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce perform their final concert as Cream at London's Royal Albert Hall.
1976 - The Band plays their final show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
1984 - Michael Jackson scores a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame directly in front of Mann's famous Chinese Theatre, creating the largest-ever crowd for such an unveiling.
2008 - Roughly 14 years after Axl Rose started working on it, Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy is finally unleashed.
2013 - Loretta Lynn is honored at the White House with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1963 - The Beatles: With the Beatles
1965 - The Kinks: The Kink Controversy
1968 - The Beatles: The Beatles
1968 - The Kinks: The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
1972 - Elton John: Crocodile Rock (U.S. release)
1974 - Johnny Winter: John Dawson Winter III
1977 - Eric Clapton: Slowhand
1981 - AC/DC: For Those About to Rock We Salute You
1986 - Eric Clapton: August
1989 - Rush: Presto
1990 - Bad Religion: Against the Grain
1993 - Guns N' Roses: "The Spaghetti Incident?"
1995 - Bruce Springsteen: The Ghost of Tom Joad
1998 - Metallica: Garage, Inc.
2002 - Sum 41: Does This Look Infected?
2004 - U2: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
2005 - System of a Down: Hypnotize
2008 - Guns N' Roses: Chinese Democracy
Big Joe Turner - November 23, 1985
Peter Grant (Led Zeppelin manager) - November 21, 1995
Michael Hutchence (INXS) - November 22, 1997
Eric Carr (Kiss) - November 24, 1991
Freddie Mercury - November 24, 1991
Albert Collins - November 24, 1993
Chris Whitley - November 20, 2005
Bob Relf - November 20, 2007
Little Smokey Smothers - November 20, 2010
Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock)- November 26, 1939
Dr. John (Malcolm John Rebennack) - November 21, 1940
John McVie (Fleetwood Mac) - November 26, 1945
Duane Allman - November 20, 1946
Joe Walsh - November 20, 1947
Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band) - November 22, 1950
Jim Brown (UB40) - November 20, 1957
John Squire (The Stone Roses) - November 24, 1962
Tony Rombola (Godsmack) - November 24, 1964
Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) - November 25, 1964
Michael Diamond (Mike D of Beastie Boys) - November 20, 1965
Alex James (Blur) - November 21, 1968
Chad Taylor (Live) - November 24, 1970
Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) - November 22, 1978
Week of November 26th - December 2nd
The tail end of November and early December offer a crop of memorable rock 'n' roll events, from the births of guitar great Jimi Hendrix to the release of Pink Floyd's The Wall. Read on for some significant events, historic record releases as well as notable births and deaths happening from November 26 through December 2.
1959 - The Grammy Awards show appears on national television for the first time.
1965 - Denver, Colorado, declares Nov. 29 "Rolling Stones Day."
1965 - Keith Richards suffers electric shock and loses consciousness when his guitar comes into contact with his microphone during a Rolling Stones concert in Sacramento, California.
1966 - The Beatles record “Strawberry Fields Forever.”
1966 - Jeff Beck leaves The Yardbirds.
1968 - Steppenfolf's self-titled debut album goes gold.
1969 - The Rolling Stones record "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!" at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Guess who's in the audience? Jimi Hendrix. He's celebrating his 27th birthday.
1974 – John Lennon and Elton John perform “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” and “I Saw Her Standing There” at Madison Square Garden. It's Lennon’s final concert.
1980 - Led Zeppelin officially declare they will not continue as a band in the wake of drummer John Bonham’s death.
1983 – Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video debuts on MTV.
1991 – Freddie Mercury's funeral takes place in London.
2001 - Twisted Sister, Ace Frehley and Anthrax perform a New York Steel benefit concert to raise money for families of firefighters and police officers who were killed in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The show takes place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan.
1967 - The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour (U.S.)
1971 – Mountain: Flowers of Evil
1971 – Steppenwolf: For Ladies Only
1971 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Pictures at an Exhibition
1971 – King Crimson – Islands
1973 – Black Sabbath: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
1974 – Charlie Daniels Band: Fire on the Mountain
1974 – Deep Purple: Stormbringer
1974 – Badfinger: Wish You Were Here
1976 – ZZ Top: Tejas
1976 – Aerosmith: Draw the Line
1978 – The Doobie Brothers: Minute by Minute
1979 – Pink Floyd: The Wall
1982 - Michael Jackson: Thriller
1983 - Bad Religion: Into the Unknown
1988 – Guns N’ Roses: G N’ R Lies
1993 - The Beatles: Live at the BBC (Recorded 1963-'65)
Merle Travis – Nov. 29, 1917
Berry Gordy, Jr. – Nov. 28, 1929
Dick Clark – Nov. 30, 1929
Bob Moore (Moby Grape) – Nov. 30, 1932
John Mayall – Nov. 29, 1933
Al Jackson - Nov. 27, 1934
Jimi Hendrix - Nov. 27, 1942
Randy Newman – Nov. 28, 1943
Felix Cavaliere – Nov. 29, 1944
Robb Grill (The Grass Roots) – Nov. 30, 1944
Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult) – Dec. 1, 1944
John Densmore (The Doors) – Dec. 1, 1944
Randy Brecker (Blood, Sweat & Tears) - Nov. 27, 1945
Roger Glover (Deep Purple) – Nov. 30, 1945
Gilbert O'Sullivan – Dec. 1, 1946
Ronnie Montrose – Nov. 29, 1947
Dave Winthrop (Supertramp) - Nov. 27, 1948
Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship) – Dec. 3, 1949
Barry Goudreau (Boston) – Nov. 29, 1951
Jaco Pastorius – Dec. 1, 1951
Billy Idol – Nov. 30, 1955
John Ashton (The Psychedelic Furs) – Nov. 30, 1957
Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) - Nov. 27, 1959
Rick Savage (Def Leppard) – Dec. 2, 1960
Charlie Benante (Anthrax) - Nov. 27, 1962
Mike Bordin - Nov. 27, 1962
Matt Cameron (Soundgarden) – Nov. 28, 1962
John Rostill (The Shadows) - November 26, 1973
Magic Sam – Dec. 1, 1969
Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf) – Nov. 28, 1993
George Harrison – Nov. 29, 2001
Odetta – Dec. 2, 2008
Junior Murvin – Dec. 2, 2013
Bobby Keys – Dec. 2, 2014
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