June 29 – July 5th – This Week in Rock

This Week in Rock Trivia Answer – June 29 – July 5th:

Led Zeppelin plays their final live concert in West Berlin. July 7, 1980

June 29 – July 5th – This Week in Rock

BORN THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

Bpb Brunning –  June 29, 1943 (bass, Fleetwood Mac)
Ian Paice – June 29, 1948 (drums, Deep Purple)
Stanley Clarke –  June 30, 1951 (jazz bassist)
Yngwie Malmsteen –  June 30, 1963 (shredder)

Happy Birthday Willie Dixon!

Willie Dixon –  July 1, 1915 (prolific blues musician and writer)
Thomas Dorsey –  July 1, 1899 (“the father of black gospel music”)
James Cotton –  July 1, 1935 (blues harmonica player)
Dan Aykroyd –  July 1, 1952 (backing vocals and harmonica, The Blues Brothers)
Roy “The Professor” Bittan –  July 2, 1949 (piano, keys, The E Street Band)

Happy Birthday Paul Barrere!

Paul Barrere –  July 3, 1948 (guitar, Little Feat)

Andy Fraser –  July 3, 1952 (bass, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers & Free)
Dave Rowberry –  July 4, 1940 (keyboards, The Animals)
Alan Wilson –  July 4, 1943 (guitar, vocals, harmonica, Canned Heat)
Jeremy Spencer –  July 4, 1948 (guitar, Fleetwood Mac)
Robbie Robertson –  July 5, 1943 (guitar, The Band)
Michael Monarch –  July 5, 1950 (guitar, Steppenwolf)

DIED THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

Lowell George – June 29, 1979 (guitar, Little Feat)
George McCorkle – June 29, 2007 (guitar, Marshall Tucker Band)
Chet Atkins –  June 30, 2001
Rushton Moreve –  July 1, 1981 (bass, Steppenwolf)
Ray Brown –  July 2, 2002 (jazz bassist)
Brian Jones –  July 3rd, 1969 (guitar, The Rolling Stones)
Jim Morrison –  July 3rd, 1971 (vocals, The Doors)

MUSIC RELEASES AND THE TOP OF THE CHARTS…

Pink Floyd, A Saucerful Of Secrets releases – June 29, 1968

KISS, “Love Gun” releases – June 30, 1977

The Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” enters the charts –  July 1, 1967

Jethro Tull’s “Aqualung” goes Gold – July 1, 1971

“The Ballad of John and Yoko” hits #8 – July 3, 1969

Ray Charles, Ray Charles releases – July 3rd, 1957

The Beach Boys makes a hit single with “I Get Around” –  July 4, 1964

THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

Jimi Hendrix’ Electric Lady Studios in New York is opened for the first time at 52 West 8th Street in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Meanwhile, Hendrix only records in the new studio for four weeks before he dies. Some notable artists who have recorded at the studio include John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Kiss, and AC/DC. July 1, 1970

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band hits #1 on the charts. The album would remain there for 15 weeks! Time Magazine labeled this astonishing record, “a historic departure in the progress of music,” and it would go on to win the Grammy award for Album of the Year, the first rock album ever to do so. July 1, 1967

The Band’s debut album, Music From Big Pink, releases. July 1, 1968

Sony debuts the first portable music device, the Walkman. July 1, 1979

Jimi Hendrix receives an honorary discharge from the army after breaking his ankle during a jump with the 101st Airborne. It’s his 26th parachute jump. He never jumps again. July 2nd, 1962

The Lion Hotel in Warrington England hosts a gig by David Bowie and the Lower Third as well as The Powerhouse featuring Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Steve Winwood, and Paul Jones. David Bowie’s group made £30 for the job. July 2nd, 1966.

The Beatles Record At Abbey Road!

The Beatles record “Her Majesty” and 15 takes of “Golden Slumbers” and “Carry That Weight” at Abbey Road Studios. John Lennon was not present for these Abbey Road sessions, however, as he was recovering from a car accident the previous day in Scotland. July 2nd, 1969.

Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell quit the Jimi Hendrix Experience.The band started playing together in 1966 and released three studio albums during the period in which they were together. The band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. July 2, 1969

Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys for the first time in 12 years. July 2, 1976

The Live 8 concerts are being held simultaneously all over the world to benefit impoverished African nations. Featuring,  performances by Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Chuck Berry, Neil Young, Paul McCartney and The Who. As well as a reunited Pink Floyd, among dozens of others.  July 2nd, 2005

The US Newport Jazz festival, a four-day event in Newport, Rhode Island, boasts a pretty damn good lineup, including Led Zeppelin, The Buddy Guy Blues Band, Jethro Tull, James Brown, Johnny Winter, Jeff Beck, and Sly and the Family Stone. They just don’t make ’em like they used to! July 3, 1969

Elton John becomes the first performer to be granted an honorary Doctorate from England’s Royal Academy of Music. July 3rd, 2002

Ray Charles At Newport Jazz!

Ray Charles’ performance at the Newport Jazz Festival is recorded for a live album. July 5th, 1958

To introduce Mick Taylor as their new guitarist, The Rolling Stones give a free concert for 250,000 fans in London’s Hyde Park.  July 5th 1969

John Lennon and Paul McCartney are introduced to each other. July 6th, 1957

The Jacksons begin their Victory Tour in Kansas City, MO. July 6th, 1984

Led Zeppelin plays their final live concert in West Berlin. July 7, 1980

Ozzy Osbourne is the first artist to be honored on a Hollywood-style Walk of Fame in Birmingham, England. July 7, 2007

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