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    HC's Rock Rewind - September 16 - 29

    By Dendy Jarrett | (edited)

    by Anne Erickson

     

    Week of September 16th - 22nd

     

    Led Zeppelin’s recording career got underway, a reggae legend performed his final show, and one of rock’s most beloved alternative bands announced they were coming to an end. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

    Events

    1960 – Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” tops the singles chart in the U.S.

    1964 – Herman’s Hermits top the U.K. charts – the only time the band would do so – with their version of the Carole King/Gerry Goffin song, “I’m into Something Good.”

    1967 – The Box Tops kick off a four-week run atop the U.S. charts with “The Letter.”

    1968 – Led Zeppelin begin recording their debut album at Olympic Studios in London.

    1969 – Blind Faith’s self-titled album tops the U.S. album chart. The “supergroup” consists of Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ric Grech, and Ginger Baker.

    1971 – Peter Frampton officially leaves Humble Pie to launch his solo career.

    1971 – The acclaimed music show “The Old Grey Whistle Test” premieres on BBC television. The trio America is one of two featured “live” artists, with clips of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix being shown as well.

    1980 – Bob Marley performs his last show, staging a concert with the Wailers at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh.

    1981 – Simon & Garfunkel reunite to perform a free concert in Central Park in New York. More than 400,000 people are in attendance.

    1983 – Kiss appear on TV without their trademark makeup for the first time, sitting for an interview with MTV about their new album, Lick It Up.

    1985 – The first Farm Aid benefit concert is staged in Champaign, Illinois. Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp are the main organizers of the event.

    1997 – The VH1 show “Storytellers” is broadcast live for the first time, with Elton John performing in New Orleans from the House of Blues.

    1997 – The Rolling Stones kick off their “Bridges to Babylon” tour with a performance in Chicago.

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    1998 – The first Lilith Fair concert to be staged outside North America takes place at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

    2011 – R.E.M. announce the band is coming to an end after a 30-year-plus run.

     

    Releases

     

    1967 – Beach Boys: Smiley Smile

    1969 – The Band: The Band

    1969 – Isaac Hayes: Hot Buttered Soul

    1969 – Laura Nyro: New York Tendaberry

    1970 – Neil Young: After the Gold Rush

    1970 – Allman Brothers Band: Idlewild South

    1971 – T. Rex: Electric Warrior

    1973 – Thin Lizzy: Vagabonds of the Western World

    1973 – Black Oak Arkansas: High on the Hog

    1975 – Rush: Caress of Steel

    1977 – Steely Dan: Aja

    1977 – Randy Newman: Little Criminals

    1977 – Rolling Stones: Love You Live

    1977 – The Stranglers: No More Heroes

    1978 – Yes: Tormato

    1978 – Ramones: Road to Ruin

    1979 – Foghat: Boogie Motel

    1979 – Cheap Trick: Dream Police

    1979 – Eagles: The Long Run

    1980 – Utopia: Deface the Music

    1981 – King Crimson: Discipline

    1981 – Frank Zappa: You Are What You Is

    1982 – Billy Joel: The Nylon Curtain

    1983 – Kiss: Lick It Up

    1985 – 10,000 Maniacs: The Wishing Chair

    1986 – Megadeth: Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

    1986 – Alice Cooper: Constrictor

    1986 – Boston: Third Stage

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    1987 – Kiss: Crazy Nights

    1988 – Bon Jovi: New Jersey

    1989 – Bob Dylan: Oh Mercy

    1989 – Lenny Kravitz: Let Love Rule

    1990 – AC/DC: The Razors Edge

    1990 – Megadeth: Rust in Peace

    1991 – Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

    1991 – Nirvana: Nevermind

    1992 – Nine Inch Nails: Broken (EP)

    1992 – Bad Company: Here Comes Trouble

    1993 – Nirvana: In Utero

    1994 – Grant Lee Buffalo: Mighty Joe Moon

    1994 – Liz Phair: Whip-Smart

    1995 – Mercury Rev: See You on the Other Side

    1995 – Son Volt: Trace

    1996 – Sheryl Crow: Sheryl Crow

    1996 – Susanna Hoffs: Susanna Hoffs

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    1997 – Elton John: The Big Picture

    1997 – Gilby Clarke: The Hangover

    1997 – Bob Dylan: Time Out of Mind

    1998 – Goo Goo Dolls: Dizzy Up the Girl

    1998 – Kiss: Psycho Circus

    1998 – Queens of the Stone Age: Queens of the Stone Age

    1999 – Yes: The Ladder

    1999 – Chris Cornell: Euphoria Morning

    1999 – Nine Inch Nails: The Fragile

    2000 – Willie Nelson: Milk Cow Blues

    2001 – Alice Cooper: Dragontown

    2001 – John Mayer: Room for Squares

    2004 – Green Day: American Idiot

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    2004 – John Fogerty: Deja Vu All Over Again

    2005 – Buddy Guy: Bring ‘Em In

    2005 – Bon Jovi: Have a Nice Day

     

    Births

     

    Hank Williams -- September 17, 1923

    B.B. King -- September 16, 1925

    Bill Black -- September 17, 1926

    Joni James – September 22, 1930

    Brook Benton – September 19, 1931

    Jimmie Rodgers – September 18, 1933

    Brian Epstein – September 19, 1934

    Leonard Cohen – September 21, 1934

    Paul Williams – September 19, 1940

    Bill Medley – September 19, 1940

    Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly) – September 19, 1941

    Cass Elliott – September 19, 1943

    Jesse Ed Davis – September 21, 1944

    Freda Payne – September 19, 1945

    Lol Creme (10cc) – September 19, 1947

    Don Felder (Eagles) – September 21, 1947

    Kenney Jones -- September 16, 1948

    Fee Waybill (The Tubes) – September 17, 1950

    Daniel Lanois – September 19, 1951

    David Coverdale – September 22, 1951

    Dee Dee Ramone – September 18, 1952

    Nile Rodgers – September 19, 1952

    Nick Cave – September 22, 1957

    Lita Ford – September 19, 1958

    Joan Jett – September 22, 1958

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    Joanne Catherall (Human League) – September 18, 1962

    Trisha Yearwood – September 19, 1964

    Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) – September 20, 1966

    Matthew Nelson – September 20, 1967

    Gunnar Nelson – September 20, 1967

    Faith Hill – September 21, 1967

    Liam Gallagher – September 21, 1972

     


    Deaths

    Jimi Hendrix – September 18, 1970

    Gram Parsons – September 19, 1973

    Jim Croce – September 20, 1973

    Robbie McIntosh (Average White Band) – September 23, 1974

    Marc Bolan – September 16, 1977

    Steve Goodman – September 20, 1984

    Jaco Pastorius – September 21, 1987

    Rob Tyner (MC5) -- September 17, 1991

    Jimmy Witherspoon – September 18, 1997

    Skeeter Davis – September 19, 2004

    Norman Whitfield – September 16, 2008

    Mary Travers -- September 16, 2009

    Jackie Lomax – September 16, 2013

    Doug Grassel (Ohio Express) – September 21, 2013

     

     

    Week of September 23rd - 29th

     

    From the release of one of the most championed rock albums of all times (The Beatles’ Abbey Road) to the tragic death of John Bonham, this week is packed with significant events. Read on for a collection of major milestones, historic record releases and notable births and deaths.

     

     

    Events

    1964 – The Beach Boys rocked “The Ed Sullivan Show” for the first time. The guys performed “I Get Around.”

    1970 – The legendary Jimi Hendrix is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Seattle. He died on Sept. 18, 1970.

    1980 - Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham suddenly dies at age 32 of asphyxiation from vomiting after an evening of drinking.

    1984 – Prince unleashed his hit song “Purple Rain.”

    1990 - Dave Grohl, former drummer of Scream, becomes a member of Nirvana.

    1997 – Bob Dylan performs "Knocking on Heaven's Door" and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" for Pope John Paul II during a concert and mass in Bologna, Italy.

    1998 – MTV Russia aired for the first time.

    2008 - MySpace Music is officially launched following an agreement with EMI, the last major label that wasn't on board.

     

     

     

     

    Releases

    The Beatles, Abbey Road, 1969

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    John Lennon, Walls and Bridges, 1974

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    Rush, All the World’s A Stage, 1976

    Styx, Crystal Ball, 1976

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    Prince, Diamonds and Pearls, 1991

    Prince, The Gold Experience, 1995

    Nirvana, From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah, 1996

    Bob Dylan, Time Out of Mind, 1997

    The Verve, Urban Hymns, 1997

    The Rolling Stones, Forty Licks, 2002

    Shine On, Jet, 2006

    Bad Religion, The Dissent of Man, 2010

    Thom Yorke (of Radiohead), Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, 2014

     

    Deaths

    Jimmy McCulloch (Paul McCartney’s Wings), September 27, 1979

    John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), September 25, 1980

    Lawrence “Booker T.” Laury – September 23, 1995

    Cliff Burton (Metallica), September 27, 1986

    Mark Loomis (The Chocolate Watchband), September 26, 2014

     

     

    Births

     

    John Coltrane – September 23, 1926

    Ray Charles – September 23, 1930

    Anthony Newley – September 24, 1931

    Roy Buchanan – September 23, 1939

    Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers) – September 24, 1942

    Linda McCartney – September 24, 1942

    Neal Smith (Alice Cooper) – September 23, 1947

    Bruce Springsteen – September 23, 1949

    George Gershwin, September 26, 1898

    Joe Bauer (The Youngbloods), September 26, 1941

    Olivia Newton-John, September 26, 1948

    Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Airplane), September 26, 1954

    Randy Bachman (The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive), September 27, 1944

    Meat Loaf, September 27, 1947

    Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind), September 27, 1966

    Ed Sullivan, September 28, 1902

    Ben E. King, September 28, 1938

    Nick St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf), September 28, 1943

    George Lynch (Dokken), September 28, 1955

    Jerry Lee Lewis, September 29, 1935

    Mark Farner (Grand Funk), September 29, 1948

    Les Claypool, September 29, 1963

    Brad Smith (Blind Melon), September 29, 1968

    Johnny Mathis, September 30, 1935

    Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield), September 30, 1940

    Marc Bolan (T. Rex), September 30, 1947

    Robby Takac (The Goo Goo Dolls), September 30, 1964

    Julie Andrews, October 1, 1935

    Jerry Martini (Sly and the Family Stone), October 1, 1943

    Donny Hathaway, October 1, 1945

    Michael "Cub" Koda (Brownsville Station), October 1, 1948

    Kevin Griffin (Better than Ezra), October 1, 1968

     

     

      

     

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    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

     

    Edited by Dendy Jarrett

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