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    HC's Rock Rewind - September 2 - 15

    A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

    By Team HC |

    by Anne Erickson

     

    Week of September 2th - 8th

    From the release of John Lennon's seminal Imagine album in the U.S. to the births of Freddie Mercury and Roger Waters, early September offers a plentiful amount of historical musical moments. Read on for some major events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening September 2 through September 8.

    Events

    1956 - Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

    1964 - The Animals rock America for the first time with a gig at New York's Paramount Theatre.

    1968 - The members of Led Zeppelin perform their last show as a band, going under the name The New Yardbirds. The show was at a club in a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    1970 - Jimi Hendrix performs his last concert at the Open Air Love & Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany on Sept. 6. He passes away Sept. 18 in London.

    1976 - Fleetwood Mac's self-titled studio album hits No. 1 a year after its initial release. 

    1976 - Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington hits an oak tree with his Ford Torino and is severely injured.

    1995 - Joan Jett sings the National Anthem before the Baltimore Orioles game against the California Angels.

    1997 - Elton John performs a new version of "Candle in the Wind" at Princess Diana's funeral. The new version becomes the best-selling single of all time.


    Releases

    1970 - The Rolling Stones: Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

    1971 - John Lennon: Imagine

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    1973 - Frank Zappa: Over-Nite Sensation

    1974 - Judas Priest: Rocka Rolla

    1975 - Kiss: Alive! (live album)

    1979 - Siouxsie and the Banshees: Join Hands

    1982 - Rush: Signals

    1984 - Queensryche: The Warning

    1987 - Pink Floyd: A Momentary Lapse of Reason

    1989 - Soundgarden: Louder Than Love

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    1990 - Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Ragged Glory

    1990 - Warrant: Cherry Pie

    1991 - Guns N' Roses, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II

    1991 - Nirvana: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (single)

    1992 - Ugly Kid Joe: America's Least Wanted

    1995 - Blur: The Great Escape

    1996 - R.E.M.: New Adventures in Hi-Fi

    1998 - Hole: Celebrity Skin

    2005 - The Rolling Stones: A Bigger Bang

    2006 - Audioslave: Revelations

    2014 - U2: Songs of Innocence

     

    Births

    Rosalind Ashford (Martha and the Vandellas), September 2, 1943

    Billy Preston, September 2, 1946

    Mik Kaminski (Electric Light Orchestra), September 2, 1951

    Fritz McIntyre (Simply Red), September 2, 1956

    Steve Porcaro (Toto), September 2, 1957

    Freddie King, September 3, 1934

    Al Jardine (The Beach Boys), September 3, 1942

    George Biondo (Steppenwolf), September 3, 1945

    Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy), September 3, 1947

    Donald Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad), September 3, 1948

    Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols), September 3, 1955

    Perry Bamonte (The Cure), September 3, 1960

    Jimmy Reed, September 6, 1925

    Patsy Cline, September 8, 1932

    Buddy Holly, September 7, 1936

    Roger Waters, September 6, 1943

    Ron McKernan (The Grateful Dead), September 8, 1945

    Buddy Miles September 5, 1946

    Freddie Mercury, September 5, 1946

    Benjamin Orr (The Cars), September 8, 1947

    Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), September 7, 1951

    Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), September 7, 1954

    Kim Thayil (lead guitarist for Soundgarden), September 4, 1960

    LeRoi Moore (Dave Matthews Band), September 7, 1961

    Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) - September 5, 1968

    Delores O'Riordan (The Cranberries), September 6, 1971

     


    Deaths

    Jerry Reed, September 1, 2008

    Alan Wilson (Canned Heat), September 3, 1970

    Major Lance, September 3, 1994

    Keith Moon, September 7, 1978

    Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival), September 6, 1990

    Nicky Hopkins (session musician), September 6, 1994

    Warren Zevon, September 7, 2003

     

     

    Week of September 9th - 15th

     

    During this week in rock history, the Monkees made their debut on American television, a pioneering prog-rock band performed onstage for the first time, and the surviving members of Led Zeppelin made a landmark announcement. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

     

     

    Events

     

    1955 -- Little Richard records “Tutti Frutti” in New Orleans. It’s the last of nine songs he records for his debut album, Here’s Little Richard.

    1962 -- The Beatles record their first British singles, “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You.”

    1965 – The Ford automobile company begins offering factory-installed 8-track tape players in its Mustang, Thunderbird, and Lincoln models. The tapes, which often get chewed up by the malfunctioning players, are at first available only at auto parts stores or at Ford dealers.

    1966 -- The TV show “The Monkees” makes its American broadcast debut on the NBC network.

    1967 -- The Beatles begin filming Magical Mystery Tour.

    1967 -- Jimi Hendrix's debut album, Are You Experienced?, enters the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, where it remains for more than two years.

    1969 -- John Lennon introduces the Plastic Ono Band while in Toronto for the Rock and Roll Revival Show. The group’s performance at the event is later released as the live album, Live Peace in Toronto 1969.

    1969 -- Genesis perform onstage for the first time, playing at a cottage owned by frontman Peter Gabriel's former Sunday school teacher.

    1972 -- Peter Frampton stages his first solo concert, opening for the J. Geils Band in New York.

     

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    1974 -- An AM radio station in Roanoke, Virginia, starts playing the Doobie Brothers’ song “Black Water,” as a nod to a local stream that bears the same name. The response from listeners proves so positive, the label releases the track as a single. The recording goes on to become a #1 hit.

    1976 -- KC and the Sunshine Band top the U.S. singles chart with “(Shake Shake Shake), Shake Your Booty.” The track is the band’s third Number One hit in the U.S.

    1979 - ABBA kick off their first and only North America tour, performing a show at the Edmonton Sports Arena.

    1982 – Pink Floyd's The Wall makes it feature film screen debut.

    1996 -- Jack Gillis marries Meg White, thus giving birth to The White Stripes. The couple at first tell journalists they are brother and sister, but the ruse is eventually exposed.

    1987 – The TV show “American Bandstand” becomes the longest-running entertainment show in America.

    2007 -- Surviving Led Zeppelin members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones announce they will regroup for a tribute concert to honor Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, with drummer John Bonham’s son Jason filling in for his late father. The concert is staged on November 26 at the 02 Arena in London.

     

    Releases

     

    1967 – The Kinks: Something Else

    1969 – Rolling Stones: Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)

    1971 – The Band: Cahoots

    1971 -- Judee Sill: Judee Sill

    1972 – Yes: Close to the Edge

    1972 – Grand Funk Railroad: Phoenix

    1972 – John Denver: Rocky Mountain High

    1973 – Bruce Springsteen: The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle

    1974 -- Raspberries: Starting Over

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    1975 – Thin Lizzy: Fighting

    1975 -- Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

    1975 – Supertramp: Crisis? What Crisis?

    1975 – Foghat: Fool for the City

    1976 – Electric Light Orchestra: A New World Record

    1976 – Bob Dylan: Hard Rain (Live)

    1976 – Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More from the Road

    1976 -- Ringo Starr: Ringo's Rotogravure

    1977 – Chicago: Chicago XI

    1977 – Talking Heads: Talking Heads 77

    1979 – Foreigner: Head Games

    1979 – Frank Zappa: Joe's Garage Act I

    1980 – David Bowie: Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

    1980 – Doobie Brothers: One Step Closer

    1981 – Genesis: Abacab

    1981 – Billy Joel: Songs in the Attic

    1983 – UB40: Labour of Love

    1983 -- Huey Lewis and the News: Sports

    1984 – Kiss: Animalize

    1984 – Motörhead: No Remorse

    1986 -- Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Blood & Chocolate

    1986 – Cyndi Lauper: True Colors

    1987 – Jethro Tull: Crest of a Knave

    1987 -- Public Image Ltd: Happy?

    1987 -- Mick Jagger: Primitive Cool

    1987 – Ramones: Halfway to Sanity

    1987 – Yes: Big Generator

    1989 – Aerosmith: Pump

    1990 – Warrant: Cherry Pie

    1991 -- Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tears

     

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    1991 – Hole: Pretty on the Inside

    1991 -- Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I -

    1991 -- Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II

    1992 -- Blind Melon: Blind Melon

    1993 – Counting Crows: August and Everything After

    1993 – Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell

    1994 -- Eric Clapton: From the Cradle

    1995 -- Lenny Kravitz: Circus

    1995 -- Red Hot Chili Peppers: One Hot Minute

    1996 – ZZ Top: Rhythmeen

    1998 -- L.A. Guns: Wasted

    1999 -- Iggy Pop: Avenue B

    2000 -- Emmylou Harris: Red Dirt Girl

    2001 -- Boz Scaggs: Dig

    2001 -- Bob Dylan: Love and Theft

    2001 -- John Hiatt: The Tiki Bar Is Open

    2001 -- Drive-By Truckers: Southern Rock Opera

    2001 – Lifehouse: Stanley Climbfall

    2003 -- David Bowie: Reality

    2004 -- Megadeth: The System Has Failed

    2005 -- Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

    2005 – Queen: Return of the Champions

    2005 -- Bonnie Raitt: Souls Alike

     

     

    Deaths

     

    Peter Tosh – September 11, 1987

    Johnny Cash -- September 12, 2003

    Johnny Ramone -- September 15, 2004

    Rick Wright -- September 15, 2008

    Norman Whitfield – September 16, 2008

    Jim Carroll – September 11, 2009

    Eddie Money - September 13, 2019

    Ric Ocasek (The Cars) - September 15, 2019

     

     

    Births

     

    Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, September 10, 2005

    Robert Young (Primal Scream), September 9, 2014

    Bill Monroe – September 13, 1911

    George Jones -- September 12, 1931

    Otis Redding, September 9, 1941

    David Clayton-Thomas – September 13, 1941

    Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night), September 10, 1942

    Jack Ely – September 11, 1943

    Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead), September 11, 1943

    Barry White -- September 12, 1944

    Peter Cetera -- September 13, 1944

    Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer) – September 12, 1946

    Peter Agnew (Nazareth) – September 14, 1946

    Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd) -- September 14, 1949

    Joe Perry, September 10, 1950

    Paul Kossoff -- September 14, 1950

    Dave Stewart, September 9, 1952

    Neil Peart -- September 12, 1952

     

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    Gerry Beckley (America) – September 12, 1952

     

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    Don Was – September 13, 1952

    Tommy Shaw (Styx) – September 11, 1953

    Dave Mustaine -- September 13, 1961

    Zak Starkey – September 13, 1965

    Ben Folds -- September 12, 1966

    Harry Connick, Jr. – September 11, 1967

    Richard Ashcroft (The Verve), September 11, 1971

    Jennifer Nettles -- September 12, 1974

    Jonny Buckland (Coldplay), September 11, 1977

    Fiona Apple -- September 13, 1977

    Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance), September 10, 1980

    Amy Winehouse -- September 14, 1983

    Matthew Followill (Kings of Leon), September 10, 1984

     

     

     

     

     

      

     

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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

     

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