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  • HC's Rock Rewind — September 10 - 23

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    HC's Rock Rewind

    A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History

     

    by Team HC

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    Week of September 10th - 16th

     

    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

     

    Marc Bolan – September 16, 1977

    Peter Tosh – September 11, 1987

    Rob Tyner (MC5) -- September 17, 1991

    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

    Mary Travers -- September 16, 2009

    Jackie Lomax – September 16, 2013

     

     

     

    Births

     

    Bill Monroe – September 13, 1911

    Hank Williams -- September 17, 1923

    B.B. King -- September 16, 1925

    Bill Black -- September 17, 1926

    George Jones -- September 12, 1931

    David Clayton-Thomas – September 13, 1941

    Jack Ely – 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

    Kenney Jones -- September 16, 1948

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

    Paul Kossoff -- September 14, 1950

    Fee Waybill (The Tubes) – September 17, 1950

    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 – September 11, 1971

    Jennifer Nettles -- September 12, 1974

    Fiona Apple -- September 13, 1977

    Amy Winehouse -- September 14, 1983

     

     

     

    Week of September 17th - 23th

     

    trove of memorable events occurred during this week in rock history. 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

     

     

    Deaths

     

    Jimi Hendrix – September 18, 1970

    Gram Parsons – September 19, 1973

    Jim Croce – September 20, 1973

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

    Steve Goodman – September 20, 1984

    Jaco Pastorius – September 21, 1987

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

    Jimmy Witherspoon – September 18, 1997

    Skeeter Davis – September 19, 2004

    Doug Grassel (Ohio Express) – September 21, 2013

     

     

    Births

     

    John Coltrane – September 23, 1926

    Joni James – September 22, 1930

    Ray Charles – September 23, 1930

    Brook Benton – September 19, 1931

    Jimmie Rodgers – September 18, 1933

    Brian Epstein – September 19, 1934

    Leonard Cohen – September 21, 1934

    Roy Buchanan – September 23, 1939

    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

    Neal Smith (Alice Cooper) – September 23, 1947

    Bruce Springsteen – September 23, 1949

    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

     

     

      

     

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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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