This Weeks Rockin’ Moments
On this week…
On the 21st…
…In 1902 Son House; legendary slide guitarist and one of the founding fathers of the Delta Blues sound was born in Mississippi with the given name Eddie James House.
…In 1960, Elvis Presley recorded “Stuck On You,” “Fame And Fortune,” “A Mess Of Blues,” “It Feels So Right”.
…In 1971, during their ‘Back to the Clubs’ tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Boat Club in Nottingham. It was during this tour that the band were first seen performing the tracks ‘Stairway to Heaven’, ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Going To California’. The set list for the tour opened with the ‘Immigrant Song’ and ‘Heart Breaker’.
On the 22nd…
…In 1963, The Beatles released their debut album ‘Please Please Me’.
…In 1965 Bob Dylan released his 5th studio album ‘Bringing It All Back Home’. This album was the first of Dylan’s records to break the top 10 in the States. The single from the album ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ also became the first single of Dylan’s to place in the US charts.
(Iconic cover: Photograph by Daniel Kramer of Dylan’s manager Albert Grossman’s wife Sally reclining, surrounded by records.)
On the 23rd…
…In 1942, record producer Jimmy Miller was born in New York. He is known mostly for his work with The Rolling Stones, for whom he produced many singles and albums, including; Beggars Banquet (1968), Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971), Exile On Main Street (1972) and Goats Head Soup (1973).
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts (back) in the Elektra Studio with Producer Jimmy Miller “Let It Bleed” session October 1969
…In 1961 Elvis Presley recorded the song ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’
…In 1964 John Lennon’s first book of verse and rhyme titled ‘In His Own Write’ was published in the UK.
On the 24th…
…In 1966 The State of New York officially passed a bill making the selling of bootlegs a misdemeanor.
…In 1973 during a concert in Buffalo New York, Lou Reed was bitten on the behind by a male fan who had stormed the stage. Reed continued with the performance and the fan was ejected.
On the 25th…
…In 1942 Aretha Franklin- The Queen of Soul was born.
…In 1975 Jimi Hendrix released his live album ‘Band of Gypsys’.
On the 26th…
…In 1948 Steven Tyler, the ‘Demon of Screamin’ and front man of Aerosmith was born.
…In 1975 the film of The Who’s Rock-opera ‘Tommy’ premiered in London.
…In 1986 Guns N’ Roses signed with Geffen Records.
On the 27th…
…In 1959 Andrew Farriss of INXS was born.
Andrew Farriss
…In 2006 Graceland mansion: the former home of Elvis Presley is designated as a National Historic Landmark.