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    HC's Rock Rewind: May 8 - 21

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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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    MAY 8th -14th

     

    This week in rock music history was marked by abundance of significant events. “The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band” recorded their very first single, England’s most influential punk band signed a record contract, and a beloved ‘60s pop band kicked off their final reunion tour. A trove of classic albums was released as well, including landmark records by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Heart and Frank Zappa. Read on for a look back at other noteworthy moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

     

    Events

    1963 – The Rolling Stones record their first single, a cover version of Chuck Berry’s “Come On.”

    1965 – The Byrds appear on American television for the first time, performing their cover of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” on NBC’s “Hullabaloo.”

    1967 – Pink Floyd stages the first rock concert to feature quadraphonic sound, employing the technology for a show at Queen Elizabeth Hall in England.

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    1972 – Billy Preston headlines New York’s Radio City Music Hall, becoming the first rock and roll artist to do so.

    1974 – Led Zeppelin launch their own record label, Swan Song Records. Bad Company and Dave Edmonds are among the label’s highest-profile artists. The label shuts down in 1983.

    1975 – Apple Records officially comes to an end as a corporation.

    1977 – The Sex Pistols ink a record deal with Virgin Records. The group had previously been signed—and dropped—by the labels EMI and A&M. Their deal with Virgin yields the punk classic, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols.

    1985 – The Go-Go’s announce they are breaking up. Five years later the classic lineup reunites for several shows.

    1993 – Aerosmith enter the U.S. album charts at the Number One spot, with Get a Grip. The album goes on to sell more than 20 million copies and earns the band two Grammys.

    2006 – The Rolling Stones cancel an upcoming European tour when Keith Richards undergoes emergency brain surgery. The Stones guitarist had suffered a mild concussion after falling out of a tree while on vacation in Fiji.

    2011 – The Monkees, sans Michael Nesmith, kick off a 45th Anniversary tour in Liverpool, England. The trek becomes their final reunion tour, as singer Davy Jones passes away the following year.

     

    Releases

    1966 – Small Faces: Small Faces

    1967 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced

    1969 – Muddy Waters: After the Rain

    1969 – Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

    1970 -- The Jackson 5: ABC

    1970 – The Beatles:  Let It Be

    1970 – Various: Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More

    1971 -- Pink Floyd: Relics

    1972 – The Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street

    1973 – Wishbone Ash: Wishbone Four

    1974 – New York Dolls: Too Much Too Soon

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    1974 – Bill Wyman:  Monkey Grip

    1974 – The Kinks: Preservation Act 2

    1975 – Hawkwind: Warrior on the Edge of Time

    1977 – Roger Daltrey: One of the Boys

    1977 – Heart: Little Queen

    1980 – Elton John: 21 at 33

    1980 – Devo: Freedom of Choice

    1981 – Frank Zappa: Shut Up ‘n Play Yer Guitar

    1982 – Duran: Rio

    1982 – The Clash: Combat Rock

    1984 – Twisted Sister: Stay Hungry

    1984 – Chicago: Chicago 17

    1985 – New Order: Low-Life

    1985 – Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms

    1988 – Prince: Lovesexy

    1989 – John Mellencamp: Big Daddy

    1990 – The Bangles: Greatest Hits

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    1991 – Elvis Costello: Mighty Like a Rose

    1992 – Iron Maiden: Fear of the Dark

    1992 – The Black Crowes: The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion

    1993 – Blur: Modern Life is Rubbish

    1994 – Sonic Youth: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star

    1994 – Weezer: Weezer (aka “The Blue Album”)

    1996 – Def Leppard: Slang

    1996 – Peter Wolf: Long Line

    1998 – Widespread Panic: Light Fuse, Get Away

    2000 – The Jayhawks: Smile

    2001 – The Black Crowes: Lions

    2001 – R.E.M.: Reveal

    2002 – Rush: Vapor Trails

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    2003 – Fall Out Boy: Take This to Your Grave

    2003 – Marilyn Manson: The Golden Age of Grotesque

    2005 – Dave Matthews Band:  Stand Up

    2006 – Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium

    2006 – The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers

    2006 – Neil Young: Living with War

    2010 – The Dead Weather: Sea of Cowards

    2014 – The Black Keys: Turn Blue

     

    Deaths

    Martin Lamble (Fairport Convention) – May 12, 1969

    Graham Bond – May 8, 1974

    Bob Wills – May 13, 1975

    Keith Relf (The Yardbirds) – May 14, 1976

    Lester Flatt – May 11, 1979

    Bob Marley – May 11, 1981

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    Chet Baker – May 13, 1988

    Frank Sinatra – May 14, 1998

    Noel Redding – May 11, 2003

    Jack Richardson (producer) – May 13, 2011

    Donald Dunn (Booker T and the MG's) – May 13, 2012

    Ed Gagliardi (Foreigner) – May 11, 2014

    B.B. King – May 14, 2015

     

    Births

    Robert Johnson – May 8, 1911

    Burt Bacharach – May 12, 1928

    Bobby Darin – May 14, 1936

    Sonny Curtis (The Crickets) – May 9, 1937

    Ricky Nelson – May 8, 1940

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    Eric Burdon – May 11, 1941

    Richie Valens – May 13, 1941

    Ian Dury – May 12, 1942

    Danny Whitten (Crazy Horse) – May 8, 1943

    Paul Samwell-Smith (The Yardbirds) – May 8, 1943

    Jack Bruce – May 14, 1943

    Bill Legend (T.Rex) – May 8, 1944

    Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield) – May 9, 1944

    Donavan Leitch – May 10, 1946

    Graham Gouldman (10cc) – May 10, 1946

    Dave Mason (Traffic) – May 10, 1947

    Butch Trucks – May 11, 1947

    Pete “Overend” Watts – May 13, 1947

    Steve Winwood – May 12, 1948

    Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick) – May 9, 1950

     

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    Billy Squier – May 12, 1950

    Stevie Wonder – May 13, 1950

    Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire) – May 8, 1951

    Chris Frantz (Talking Heads) – May 8, 1951

    Paul Thompson (Roxy Music) – May 13, 1951

    Sly Dunbar – May 10, 1952

    David Byrne – May 14, 1952

    Alex Van Halen – May 8, 1953

    John Edwards (Status Quo) – May 9, 1953

    Dave Mason – May 10, 1956

    Sid Vicious – May 10, 1957

    Eric Singer (Kiss) – May 12, 1958

    Billy Dufy (The Cult) – May 12, 1959

    Paul Hewson (aka Bono) – May 10, 1960

    Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) – May 9, 1962

    C.C. Deville – May 14, 1962

    Ian Astbury (The Cult) – May 14, 1962

    Darius Rucker – May 13, 1966

    Joe Bonamassa – May 8, 1977

    Dan Auerbach – May 14, 1979

     

    May 15th - 21st

    This week in rock history brims with memorable events, both positive and negative, from the births of Trent Reznor and Krist Novoselic to the passing of Ronnie James Dio. Read on for some major events, historic record releases and births and deaths happening May 15 through May 21.

     

    Events

    1963 - The debut Monterey Folk Festival takes place, featuring Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary and Joan Baez.

    1964 - The Animals start recording "House of the Rising Sun."

    1975 - Fleetwood Mac performs for the first time with new members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in El Paso, Texas.

    1980 - Drummer Peter Criss exits Kiss but returns to the fold, with Ace Frehley, in 1996.

    1991 - Paul McCartney issues Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) in the U.K., marking the first album released from an MTV Unplugged performance.

    1993 - Depeche Mode kick off their Devotional tour in Lille, France.

    2000 - The Artist Formerly Known As Prince publicly states he will start using his name again.

    2010 - Inspiring vocalist Ronnie James Dio passes away from stomach cancer. He was 67 years old.

     

    Releases

    Bill Haley and His Comets, “Rock Around the Clock” (single), 1954

    The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds, 1966

    Bob Dylan, Blonde On Blonde, 1966

    The Who, Live at Leeds, 1970

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    Paul and Linda McCartney, Ram, 1971

    Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On, 1971

    Uriah Heep, Demons and Wizards, 1972

    Elton John, Honky Château, 1972

    Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, 1973

    The Kinks, Soap Opera, 1975

    Elton John, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, 1975

    Rainbow, Rising, 1976

    David Bowie, Lodger, 1979

    Run-DMC, Raising Hell, 1986

    Foo Fighters, The Colour and The Shape, 1997

    John Fogerty, Blue Moon Swamp, 1997

    Pearl Jam, Binaural, 2000

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    Motörhead, We Are Motörhead, 2000

    The Go-Go's, God Bless the Go-Go's, 2001

    Weezer, Weezer (aka The Green Album), 2001

    Lynyrd Skynyrd, Vicious Cycle, 2003

    Lenny Kravitz, Baptism, 2004

    Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown, 2009

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    Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Apocalyptic Love, 2012

     

    Births

    Brian Eno, May 15, 1948 

    Dennis "Fergie" Frederiksen (Toto), May 15, 1951

    Robert Fripp, May 16, 1946

    Jonathan Richman, May 16, 1951

    Krist Novoselic, May 16, 1965

    Jesse Winchester, May 17, 1944

    Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson), May 17, 1949

    Steve Earle, May 17, 1955

    Trent Reznor, May 17, 1965

    Josh Homme, May 17, 1973

    Rick Wakeman, May 18, 1949

    Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), May 18, 1950

    Pete Townshend, May 19, 1945

    Dusty Hill (ZZ Top), May 19, 1949

    Joey Ramone, May 19, 1951

    Joe Cocker, May 20, 1944

    Leo Sayer, May 21, 1948

    Marc Ribot, May 21, 1954

     

    Deaths

    Bob Flanigan, May 15, 2011

    Django Reinhardt, May 16, 1953

    Sammy Davis, Jr, May 16, 1990

    Ronnie James Dio, May 16, 2010

    Johnny “Guitar” Watson, May 17, 1996

    Donna Summer, May 17, 2012

    Elvin Jones, May 18, 2004

    Robin Gibb, May 20, 2012

    Ray Manzarek, May 20, 2013

    Trevor Bolder, May 21, 2013

     
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