Jump to content
  • Sign in to follow this  

    HC's Rock Rewind: November 19 - December 2

    By Team HC |

    HC's Rock Rewind

    A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

     

    by  Anne Erickson

     

    harmonycentralrockhistoryherotileleader2018-4520e077.jpg.a79abc80f03c45891cdc6343856b817d.jpg

     

    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.

     

     

     

    Events

     

    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.

     

    Releases

     

    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

     rushpresto600-2cc5571c.jpg.b109a02867f0107b6cc9f5149d05e852.jpg

     

    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.

     metallicagarage600-80db353b.jpg.b5e1b6a97e853e3a27d5351f514485d9.jpg

     

    2002 - Sum 41: Does This Look Infected?

    2004 - U2: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

    u2how600-602f5b96.jpg.b011bc2d1ce4f981ec536e8ae6e9cc72.jpg

    2005 - System of a Down: Hypnotize

    system-of-a-downhynotize600-76c14635.jpg.44cc84d7219db2a2376ae7a4c012e64f.jpg

    2008 - Guns N' Roses: Chinese Democracy

    Deaths

     

     

    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

     

     

     

     

     

       

    Births

     

    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.

     

     

    Events 

     

    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.

     

     

    Releases  

     

    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

     

    zztop-tejas600-b04c42e5.jpg.67097d027444b4483d884990d4ba6e2e.jpg 

     

    1976 – Aerosmith: Draw the Line

    1978 – The Doobie Brothers: Minute by Minute

    1979 – Pink Floyd: The Wall

     

    pink-floydthe-wall600-6d65c062.jpg.70c16041fe9577013431cfb6b1309da3.jpg 

     

    1982 - Michael Jackson: Thriller 

     

    michael-jackson-thriller600-67e77be1.jpg.6fe64723ddb56e47ead6fdc96b1430a5.jpg 

     

    1983 - Bad Religion: Into the Unknown

    1988 – Guns N’ Roses: G N’ R Lies

    1993 - The Beatles: Live at the BBC (Recorded 1963-'65)

     beatles-live-bbc600-ac27dc93.jpg.d9e73d6a0121c5ed322d40de50379303.jpg

     

     

    Births

     

    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

     

     

     

    Deaths

     

    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

     

     

     

    ________________________________________________________________-

     

    anneericksonthumb-6b75d5e8.jpg.ee59fbc837e13adf6fde29fa96ef8c9d.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

     

    Sign in to follow this  


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.


×
×
  • Create New...