September 28 – October 4th – This Week In Rock

This Week In Rock – September 28 – October 4th

September 28 – October 4th – This Week In Rock Trivia Answer:

The band Pink Floyd comes to New York for their first US tour. October 1, 1967

September 28 – October 4th – BORN THIS WEEK:

Ed Sullivan – September 28, 1901 (Television Host)

Nick St Nicholas – September 28, 1943 (bass, Steppenwolf)

Jerry Lee Lewis – September 29, 1935 (Pioneering Rock and Roll Musician)

Jean Luc Ponty – September 29, 1942 (jazz violinist)

Mark Farner – September 29, 1948 (vocals and guitar, Grand Funk Railroad)

Les Claypool – September 29, 1963 (bass, Primus)

Happy Birthday Buddy Rich!

Buddy Rich – September 30, 1917 (jazz drummer)

Marc Bolan – September 30, 1947 (Guitar, T-Rex)

Earl Slick – October 1, 1952 (guitar, David Bowie and John Lennon)

Albert Collins – October 1, 1932 (blues guitarist and vocalist)

Don McLean – October 2, 1945 (singer-songwriter)

Sting – October 2, 1951 (bass/vocals, Sting)

Happy Birthday Mike Rutherford!

Mike Rutherford – October 2, 1950 (bass, Genesis)

Chubby Checker –  October 3, 1941 (singer and dancer)

Lindsey Buckingham – October 3, 1949 (guitar and vocals, Fleetwood Mac)

Stevie Ray Vaughan – October 3, 1954 (vocals and guitar, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Double Trouble)

Duke Robillard – October 4, 1948 (guitar, Roomful of Blues, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds)

Christopher Lowe – October 4, 1959 (Pet Shop Boys)


Miles Davis –  September 28, 1991 (Jazz Trumpeter)

Phil Woods –  September 29, 2015 (jazz Sax)

Al Jackson – October 1, 1975 (drums, Booker T. and the MG’s)

Bruce Palmer – October 1, 2004 (bass, Buffalo Springfield)

Woody Guthrie – October 3, 1967 (folk singer-songwriter)

Janis Joplin – October 4, 1970

Danny Gatton – October 4, 1994 (blues/rockabilly guitarist)


“I heard it through the grapevine” releases by Gladys Knight – September 28, 1967
The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” hits #1 – September 28, 1968
Bad Company by Bad Company hits #1 – September 28, 1974
“Green Onions” by Booker T & Mg’s hits the #3 spot – September 29, 1962
Gladys Knight and the Pips, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” releases – September 29, 1967
Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band” hits #1 – September 29, 1973
Rush releases All the World’s a Stage – September 29, 1976

Abbey Road By The Beatles Releases

The Beatles, Abbey Road releases – October 1, 1969
John Lennon’s LP Imagine is certified gold – October 1, 1971
Pink Floyd releases Atom Heart Mother in the U.K. – October 2, 1970
Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” hits #1 – October 2, 1971
The Animals by The Animals releases – October 3, 1964
Pink Floyd’s LP Wish You Were Here hits #1 – October 4, 1975
CCR’s Green River LP hits #1 – October 4, 1969
“Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen goes #1 in the US – October 4, 1980
Ray Charles’ “Hit the Road Jack,” hits #1 on the Billboard charts – October 5, 1961
The Who’s LP soundtrack The Kids Are Alright is certified platinum – October 5, 1979


Not only does David Bowie sells out Carnegie Hall from the publicity from his previous Ziggy Stardust concerts. He becomes an overnight sensation in the United States. September 28, 1972


Phil Spector, legendary rock, and roll producer recognized for his “Wall of Sound”. Receives charges against him for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson on September 28, 2004.


The first Rolling Stones British tour begins. They open for Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and the Everly Brothers at the New Victoria Theatre in London. September 29, 1963


Jimi Hendrix meets Noel Redding at London’s Birdland club. Redding is there to audition for the new lineup of The Animals. Redding becomes the bassist for The Jimi Hendrix Experience on September 29, 1966.


Management Changes For Stones 

The Rolling Stones split from their manager, Andrew Loog Oldham on September 29, 1967


Mickey Hart, drummer, joins the Grateful Dead: September 29, 1967


The Drew Carey show features special guests Slash, Joe Ramone, Johnny Lang, and Rick Nielsen on September 30, 1998


The iconic Gershwin musical Porgy and Bess opens up. After a revival in 1942, it becomes one of the longest running musicals in history. September 30, 1935


The Simpson’s Special Guests

The Simpson’s cartoon gets a special ‘voice guest’ appearance from George Harrison and David Crosby. September 30, 1993


Fleetwood Mac set a record at the Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey, grossing $1,094,520. September 30, 1997


The Beatles sign their first management contract with Brian Epstein, often called “The Fifth Beatle”. October 1, 1962


Bob Dylan introduces his new band, The Hawks, at a show at Carnegie Hall. They change their name to simply “The Band” on October 1, 1966.


Hendrix Makes His Debut!


Jimi Hendrix makes his debut on a UK stage, by jumping on stage and jamming with the band. At a Cream show at the London Polytechnic on October 1, 1966


The band Traffic makes their concert debut at the Saville Theatre in London. October 1, 1967


The band Pink Floyd comes to New York for their first US tour. October 1, 1967


Jimi Hendrix’s resting place is Seattle Washington. October 1, 1970


David Bowie moves to West Berlin for three years and takes a hiatus from music. October 1, 1976


The Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame inducts its first musician, rock singer-songwriter Elton John. October 1, 1977


Grateful Dead Goes To Jail

Everyone in the Grateful Dead goes to jail for marijuana possession in San Francisco. October 2, 1967


Joe Cocker jams with Joe Cocker #2, played by John Belushi, on Saturday Night Live. October 2, 1976


Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett reunite with Genesis for a one-show benefit at the Milton Keynes Bowl in England. The show is to help raise money for Gabriel’s WOMAD (World of Music, Arts, and Dance) project. October 2, 1982


Texas Governor Ann Richard proclaims October 3rd to be “Stevie Ray Vaughan Day”. Celebrating the holiday with an annual motorcycle ride and benefit concert. With the proceeds going to Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial Scholarship Fund. October 3, 1991


Bob Dylan makes his Carnegie Hall debut. Only 53 lucky fans attend on October 4, 1961


Eric Clapton, replaces guitarist Anthony “Top” Tophan. Joining The Yardbirds for the first time at a show at the Crawdaddy Club. October 4, 1963


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