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    HC's Rock Rewind — June 24 - July 7

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    HC's Rock Rewind

    A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

     

    by  Anne Erickson

     

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    Week of June 24th - 30th

     

    This week, John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote an early Beatles classic, Deep Purple’s most famous lineup disbanded, and Pink Floyd staged a one-off reunion for a major charity event. A trove of classic albums was released as well, including landmark records by Free, the Doobie Brothers, and Bad Company. Read on for a look back at other noteworthy moments that shaped rock and roll.

     

    Events 

     

    1956 – Elvis Presley records “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” in New York City.

    1962 – Jimi Hendrix receives an honorable discharge from the Army after he fractures his ankle in a parachute jump.

    1963 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney write “She Loves You” in a hotel room while on tour in England.

     

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    1965 – The Byrds’ cover of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” tops the Billboard singles chart.

    1970 – The band formerly known as Smile performs under the moniker Queen for the first time.

    1971 – New York City’s famous Fillmore East venue stages its last show. The bill includes the Allman Brothers Band, the J. Geils Band, Albert King, and Mountain, among others.

    1973 – Brian Eno exits Roxy Music.

    1974 – Neal Peart becomes the drummer for Rush, replacing John Rutsey.

    1975 – David Bowie releases “Fame.” The single goes on to become Bowie’s first #1 hit in the U.S.

     

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    1976 – John Lennon gets his “green card” from the U.S. Department of Naturalization.

    1973 – Deep Purple’s most famous lineup disbands, as lead singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover abruptly leave the group following a show in Osaka, Japan.

    1977 – Elvis Presley stages his last concert, performing in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    1980 – Paul McCartney’s single “Coming Up” tops the U.S. singles chart.

    1985 – David Bowie and Mick Jagger record “Dancing in the Street” at Abbey Road Studios. They also shoot the video for the song on that same day.

    1996 – Sammy Hagar is replaced by David Lee Roth as Van Halen’s lead vocalist. Eleven years earlier, Hagar had replaced Roth in that same role.

    2004 – The Kinks’ Dave Davies suffers a massive stroke. During a lengthy recovery he re-learns how to play guitar.

    2005 – Pink Floyd members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Rick Wright reunite to perform at the Live 8 concert in London.

     

    Releases  

     

    1966 – The Mothers of Invention: Freak Out!

    1967 – The Rolling Stones: Flowers

     

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    1968 – Pink Floyd: A Saucerful of Secrets

    1968 – Steve Miller Band: Children of the Future

    1968 – Fairport Convention: Fairport Convention

    1968 – The Band: Music from Big Pink

    1970 – Free:  Fire and Water

    1970 – The Monkees: Changes

    1970 – Rare Earth: Ecology

    1970 – Rod Stewart: Gasoline Alley

    1970 – Todd Rundgren: Runt

    1970 – Cactus: Cactus

    1971 – The Flying Burrito Brothers: The Flying Burrito Brothers

    1972 – Leon Russell: Carney

     

     

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    1972 – Free: Free At Last

    1972 – Big Star: #1 Record

    1972 – Alice Cooper: School’s Out

    1972 – The Doobie Brothers: Toulouse Street

    1973 – Sly & the Family Stone: Fresh

    1974 – Bad Company: Bad Company

    1974 – Elton John: Caribou

    1974 – America: Holiday

    1974 – Uriah Heep: Wonderworld

    1975 – Bob Dylan & The Band: The Basement Tapes

    1975 – Average White Band: Cut the Cake

    1975 – The Tubes: The Tubes

    1976 – Uriah Heep: High and Mighty

    1976 – The Marshall Tucker Band: Long Hard Ride

    1976 – Jefferson Starship: Spitfire

    1977 – Kiss: Love Gun

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    1977 – James Taylor: JT

    1977 – Steve Winwood: Steve Winwood

    1979 – Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps

    1980 – The Soft Boys: Underwater Moonlight

    1980 – Queen: The Game

    1982 – Robert Plant: Pictures at Eleven

    1982 – Joe Jackson: Night and Day

    1982 – Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Imperial Bedroom

    1985 – AC/DC: Fly on the Wall

    1989 – The B-52’s: Cosmic Thing

    1989 – Don Henley: The End of Innocence

    1990 – Sonic Youth: Goo

    1990 – Cheap Trick: Busted

    1990 – Steve Earle: The Hard Way

    1991 – Alice Cooper: Hey Stoopid

     

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    1991 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Into the Great Wide Open

    1992 – PJ Harvey: Dry

    1993 – Ozzy Osbourne: Live & Loud

    1993 – Jeff Beck: Crazy Legs

    1995 – Gov’t Mule: Gov’t Mule

    1995 – Neil Young: Mirror Ball

    1998 – Cowboy Junkies: Miles from Our Home

    1998 – System of a Down: System of a Down

    2002 – Oasis: Heathen Chemistry

    2002 – Green Day: Shenanigans

    2004 – The Cure: The Cure

    2004 – Rush: Feedback

    2005 – Fountains of Wayne: Out-of-State Plates

     

    Deaths

     

    Alan Myers (Devo) – June 24, 2013

    Sky Saxon (The Seeds) – June 25, 2009

    Boudleaux Bryant – June 25, 1987

    Hillel Slovak (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – June 25, 1988

    Tim Buckley – June 29, 1975

    Lowell George – June 29, 1979

     

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    Rushton Moreve (Steppenwolf) – July 1, 1981

    Wolfman Jack – July 1, 1995

    Dennis Brown – July 1, 1999

    Chet Atkins – June 30, 2001

    John Entwistle – June 27, 2002

    Herbie Mann – July 1, 2003

    Luther Vandross – July 1, 2005

    George McCorkle (The Marshall Tucker Band) – June 29, 2007

    Mel Galley (Whitesnake) – July 1, 2008

    Bobby Womack – June 27, 2014

    Scotty Moore – June 28, 2016

     

     

    Births

     

    Willie Dixon – July 1, 1915

    Lena Horne – June 30, 1917

    Doc Pomus – June 27, 1925

    Eddie Floyd – June 25, 1937

    Billy Davis (The 5th Dimension) – June 26, 1938

    Delaney Bramlett – July 1, 1939

    Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) – June 27, 1942

    Bobby Harrison (Procol Harum) – June 28, 1943

    Jeff Beck – June 24, 1944

    Arthur Brown – June 24, 1944

    Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band) – June 30, 1944

    Colin Blunstone – June 24, 1945

    Carly Simon – June 25, 1945

    Deborah Harry – July 1, 1945

     

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    Mick Fleetwood – June 24, 1947

    Ian Paice (Deep Purple) – June 29, 1948

    Andy Scott (The Sweet) – June 30, 1949

    Stanley Clarke – June 30, 1951

    Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult) – June 25, 1946

    Ian McDonald – June 25, 1946

    Fred Schneider (The B-52’s) – July 1, 1951

    Colin Hay (Men at Work) – June 29, 1953

    Mick Jones (The Clash) – June 26, 1955

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    Chris Isaak – June 26, 1956

    Lisa Germano – June 27, 1958

    Lorrie Morgan – June 27, 1959

    Terri Nunn (Berlin) – June 26, 1961

    Yngwie Malmsteen – June 30, 1963

    Bobby Bare Jr. – June 28, 1966

    Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) – June 26, 1969

    Gretchen Wilson – June 26, 1973

    Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer) – June 27, 1976

    Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon) – June 26, 1979

     

    Week of July 1st - 7th

     

    The first week of July brings a bevy of important music events, from the births of Ringo Starr and Jack White to the release of albums from Queen and Styx. Read on for some major events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening July 1 – 7.

     

    Events

     

    1956 - Johnny Cash plays the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for the first time. 

    1968 - The Yardbirds play their final show in Luton, England. Jimmy Page goes on to form Led Zeppelin.

    1962 - Jimi Hendrix is honorably discharged from the U.S. Army following breaking his ankle during a parachute jump.

    1969 - The band Mountain forms in Long Island.

    1969 - The Beatles begin recording their famed song “Here Comes the Sun.”

    1972 - David Bowie introduced himself to the world as Ziggy Stardust at a “Save The Whales” benefit show in London.

    1980 - Led Zeppelin plays their concert in West Berlin.

    1981 - Bruce Springsteen performs the first of six sold-out gigs at the Byrne Arena in New Jersey.

    1982 - Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Arden get married on July 4th.

    1995 - The Grateful Dead perform their final concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

     

     

    Releases

      

    Ray Charles, Ray Charles, 1957

    Hootie & the Blowfish, Cracked Rear View, 1994

    Queen, Keep Yourself Alive, 1973

    Sonny and Cher, I Got You Babe, 1965

    Styx, The Grand Illusion, 1977

     

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    Dream Theater, Images and Words, 1992

    Prince, Chaos and Disorder, 1996

     

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    Deaths

     

    Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones), July 3, 1969

    Louis Armstrong, July 6, 1971

    Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd), July 7, 2006

     

     

    Births

     

    Paul Williams (The Temptations), July 2, 1939

    John Colla (Huey Louis & the News), July 2, 1952

    Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), July 3, 1957

    Ray Davies (The Kinks), July 4, 1945

    Chris Britton (The Troggs), July 4, 1945

    Joey Molland (Badfinger), July 4, 1947

    Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), July 4, 1950

    Mike Einziger (Incubus), July 4, 1976

    Brandon Flowers (The Killers), July 4, 1981

    Robbie Robertson (The Band), July 5, 1943

    Huey Lewis, born Hugh Anthony Cregg III, July 5, 1950

    Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf), July 5, 1950

    Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (Wu-Tang Clan), July 5, 1969

    Jason Wade (Lifehouse), July 5, 1980

    Dave Rowberry (The Animals), July 6, 1940

    Mike Shrieve (Santana), July 6, 1949

    Ringo Starr (The Beatles), born Richard Starkey, July 7, 1940

    Mark White (Spin Doctors), July 7, 1962

     

     

    -HC- 

     

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    anneericksonthumb-6b75d5e8.jpg.7c6c9f2f285c5ab784d0dca66246e5a7.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

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    I really enjoy your "rock rewind" articles, I look forward to reading them.

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