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  • HC's Rock Rewind - January 29 - February 11

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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 January 29th - February 4th

     

    A trove of memorable events occurred during this week in rock history. A rock and roll pioneer began work on his first album, The Beatles staged their last-ever public performance, and Kiss kicked off their career as one of rock’s most dynamic live bands. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

     

    Events

     

    1949 – RCA Records introduces the 45rpm single, thus making possible the advent of the jukebox.

    1956 – Elvis Presley begins recording what will eventually become his first album.

     

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    1960 – Frank Sinatra launches Reprise Records, the first wholly-artist-owned record label.

    1961 – Bob Dylan plays “Song to Woody” to Woody Guthrie during a visit to Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in New Jersey, where Guthrie is being treated for Huntington’s disease.

    1963 – Neil Young plays his first show, performing at a country club in Winnipeg.

    1964 – The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” begins a seven-week run atop the U.S. singles chart.

     

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    1965 – James Brown records “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.” The song is the first Brown recording to feature his renowned lead guitarist Jimmy Nolen.

    1966 – The Who perform their first-ever headlining show.

    1969 – The variety show “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” airs on CBS for the first time.

    1969 – The Beatles stage their famous rooftop concert atop the roof of Apple Records. The event constitutes the band’s final public performance.

    1969 – Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy” lands on the pop charts.

    1969 – Tommy James & the Shondells’ “Crimson and Clover” tops the U.S. singles chart. It holds that position for two weeks.

     

     

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    1971 – Harry Nilsson’s animated feature “The Point!” makes its TV debut on ABC’s “Movie of the Week.”

    1973 – Kiss stage their first concert, performing at a club in Queens, New York.

    1973 – The rock variety show “The Midnight Special” makes its debut on NBC.

    1973 – Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” begins a three-week run atop the U.S. singles chart.

    1974 – Grand Funk records “The Loco-Motion.”

    1976 – The Ohio Players’ “Love Rollercoaster” tops the U.S. singles chart.

    1976 – David Bowie unveils a new persona – The Thin White Duke – on the opening night of a U.S. tour in support of his Station to Station album.

    1983 – Men at Work top the singles chart and the album chart in both the America and the U.K., with the hit single “Down Under” and the album Business as Usual.

    1985 – John Fogerty performs his first live show in years. Two weeks earlier he had released his landmark solo album, Centerfield.

    1988 – The Cars break up.

    2007 – Prince stages what’s generally considered one of the greatest Super Bowl halftime shows.

    2011 – The White Stripes call it quits after releasing six albums.

    2017 – Black Sabbath stage the final concert of the farewell tour, performing in their hometown of Birmingham in the U.K.

     

    Releases

      

    1966 – Gordon Lightfoot: Lightfoot!

    1967 – Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow

    1968 – The Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat

    1968 – Steppenwolf: Steppenwolf

     

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    1969 – Moby Grape: Moby Grape ‘69

    1972 – Neil Young: Harvest

    1972 – Al Green: Let’s Stay Together

    1972 – Flash: Flash

    1972 – Jackson Browne: Jackson Browne

    1973 – Alice Cooper: Billion Dollar Babies

    1974 – The Doobie Brothers: What Were Once Vices are Now Habits

    1976 -- Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gimme Back My Bullets

    1976 – Grand Funk Railroad: Born to Die

    1976 – Genesis: A Trick of the Tail

    1976 – 10cc: How Dare You!

    1976 – Mahavishnu Orchestra: Inner Worlds

    1976 – Bad Company: Run with the Pack

    1977 – Fleetwood Mac: Rumours

    1977 – The Runaways: Queens of Noise

    1980 – The Ramones: End of the Century

     

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    1983 – Earth, Wind & Fire: Powerlight

    1985 -- Hüsker Dü: New Day Rising

    1986 – The Firm: Mean Business

    1989 – The Replacements: Don’t Tell a Soul

    1991 – Divinyls: Divinyls

    1991 – Susanna Hoffs: When You’re a Boy

     

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    1994 – Green Day: Dookie

    1997 – David Bowie: Earthling

    1999 – Blondie: No Exit

    2002 – Dream Theater: Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

    2004 – Scissor Sisters: Scissor Sisters

    2008 – Iron Maiden: Live After Death

    2012 – Ringo Starr: Ringo 2012

     

     

     

    Deaths

     

    Buddy Holly – Feb. 3, 1959

    Ritchie Valens – Feb. 3, 1959

    Slim Harpo – Jan. 31, 1970

    Sid Vicious – Feb. 2, 1979

    Professor Longhair – Jan. 30, 1980

    Lightnin’ Hopkins – Jan. 30, 1982

    Alex Harvey – Feb. 4, 1982

    Karen Carpenter – Feb. 4, 1983

    John Martyn – Jan. 29, 2009

    Lux Interior (The Cramps) – Feb. 4, 2009

    Don Cornelius – Feb. 1, 2012

    Reg Presley (The Troggs) – Feb. 4, 2013

    Rod McKuen – Jan. 29, 2014

    Maurice White – Feb. 4, 2016

    John Wetton (King Crimson, Asia) – Jan. 31, 2017

     

       

     

    Births

     

    Johnny “Guitar” Watson – Feb. 3, 1935

    Don Everly – Feb. 1, 1937

    Marty Balin – Jan. 30, 1942

    Graham Nash – Feb. 2, 1942

    Andrew Loog Oldham – Jan. 29, 1944

    Charlie Musselwhite – Jan. 31, 1944

    Terry Kath – Jan. 31, 1946

    David Byron (Uriah Heep) – Jan. 29, 1947

    Steve Marriott – Jan. 30, 1947

    Dave Davies – Feb. 3, 1947

    Al McKay (Earth, Wind & Fire) – Feb. 2, 1948

    Alice Cooper – Feb. 4, 1948

     

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    Tommy Ramone – Jan. 29, 1949

    Arthur Kane (New York Dolls) – Feb. 3, 1949

    Mike Campbell – Feb. 1, 1950

    Phil Collins – Jan. 30, 1951

    Phil Manzanera – Jan. 31, 1951

    John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) – Jan. 31, 1956

    Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) – Feb. 3, 1956

    Jody Watley – Jan. 30, 1959

    Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) – Jan. 31, 1964

    Jonny Lang – Jan. 29, 1981

      

    Week of January  22nd - 28th

     

    This week packs plenty of major music events in rock history, including Ringo Starr's first performance with the Beatles and the births of Guns N' Roses guys Axl Rose and Diff McKagan. Your week will surely rock with these noteworthy events, historic record releases, births and deaths happening Feb. 5 through 11 in music history. 

     

    Events 

     

    1958 – George Harrison becomes a member of the Quarrymen. Other members include John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

    1962 – Ringo Starr performs with the Beatles for the first time at Liverpool's Cavern Club.

    1963 – The Beatles' debut single, “Please Please Me,” arrives in the U.S. via the Vee Jay label.

    1966 – Crawdaddy! publishes its first issue. It's the first magazine devoted specifically to rock music.

    1969 -- The Who record the great “Pinball Wizard” at Morgan Studios in London.

    1972 – Wings play their first concert at England’s Nottingham University.

    1972 – David Bowie performs for the first time as Ziggy Stardust at the Tolworth Toby Jug in London.

     

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    1977 – The Clash start recording their debut album at CBS Studios in London.

    1982 – The J. Geils Band start a six-week run at No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Centerfold.”

    1983 – Toto's "Africa" hits No. 1.

    2006 – David Bowie is given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

     

    Releases  

     

    The Byrds, Younger Than Yesterday, 1967

    The Troggs, Trogglodynamite, 1967

    The Beach Boys, 20/20, 1969

    The Doors, Morrison Hotel, 1970

     

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    Carole King, Tapestry, 1971

    Judas Priest, Stained Class, 1978

     

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    Van Halen, Van Halen, 1978

    Roy Orbison, Mystery Girl, 1989

    Elvis Costello, Spike, 1989

    Public Image Ltd, That What Is Not, 1992

    Social Distortion, Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, 1992

    Mick Jagger, Wandering Spirit, 1993

     

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    Blur, Blur, 1997

     

     

     

    Deaths

     

    Guitar Slim – Feb. 7, 1959

    Dave Alexander (The Stooges) – Feb. 10, 1975

    Hugh Montenegro – Feb. 6, 1981

    Bill Haley – Feb. 9, 1981

    Del Shannon – Feb. 8, 1990

    Brian Connolly (Sweet) – Feb. 9, 1997

    Falco – Feb. 6, 1998

    Carl Wilson (The Beach Boys) – Feb. 6, 1998

    Tim Kelly (Slaughter) – Feb. 5, 1998

    Oliver – Feb. 12, 2000

    Dave Peverett (Foghat, Savoy Brown) – Feb. 7, 2000

    Keith Knudson (The Doobie Brotehrs) – Feb. 8, 2005

    Gary Moore – Feb. 6, 2011

    Rick Huxley (The Dave Clark Five) – Feb. 11, 2013

      

     

    Births

     

    Josh White – Feb. 11, 1914

    King Curtis – Feb. 7, 1934

    Gene Vincent – Feb. 11, 1935

    Roberta Flack – Feb. 10, 1939

    Brian Bennett (The Shadows) – Feb. 8, 1940

    Bobby “Boris” Pickett – Feb. 11, 1940

    Cory Wells – Feb. 5, 1941

    Tom Rush – Feb. 8, 1941

    Carole King – Feb. 9, 1942

    Chuck Winfield – Feb. 5, 1943

    Fabian – Feb. 6, 1943

    Jim Capaldi (Traffic) – Feb. 8, 1944

    Bob Marley – Feb. 6, 1945

    Joe Ely – Feb. 9, 1947

    Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night) – Feb. 7, 1948

    Dan Seals (England Dan & John Ford Coley) – Feb. 8, 1948

    Nigel Olsson – Feb. 10, 1949

    Simon Phillips (Toto) – Feb. 6, 1957

    Vince Neil (Motley Crue) – Feb. 8, 1961

    Axl Rose – Feb. 6, 1962

    David Bryan (Bon Jovi) – Feb. 7, 1962

    Sheryl Crow – Feb. 11, 1962

    Travis Tritt – Feb. 9, 1963

    Duff McKagan (Michael Andrew McKagan) – February 5, 1964

    Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) – February 5, 1968

     

     

      

      

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