Historically speaking, this week in rock music has been marked by a trove of memorable events. The Rolling Stones began work on one of their greatest albums, Jefferson Airplane reformed under a new name, and the Sex Pistols announced they were reuniting. A spate of classic albums was released as well, including landmark records by Bob Dylan, Jethro Tull and Iggy Pop. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

Events

1965 – Eric Clapton leaves The Yardbirds, citing his unhappiness with the band’s shift toward a more commercial style.

1965 – Petula Clark performs on American television for the first time, singing “Downtown” and “I Know a Place” on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1966 – Pink Floyd appear for the first time at London’s legendary Marquee Club.

1967 – Steve Winwood reveals plans to form Traffic.

1968 – The Rolling Stones gather at Olympic Studios in London to begin sessions for the Beggars Banquet album.

1968 – Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay” begins a five-week run atop the U.S. singles chart, making it the first posthumous Number One single in U.S. history.

1968 – The Bee Gees appear on American television for the first time, performing on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1969 – Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy” begins a four-week run atop the U.S. singles chart.

1972 – Carole King’s Tapestry album receives “Album of the Year” honors at the Grammy Awards ceremony.

1972 – T. Rex play the first of two shows filmed by Ringo Starr for inclusion in the Apple-funded documentary film, “Born to Boogie.”

1976 – Jefferson Airplane reform under the new name, Jefferson Starship.

1976 – Deep Purple’s Mark IV lineup (David Coverdale, Ian Paice, Jon Lord, Tommy Bolin and Glenn Hughes) stage their final show, performing at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool.

1976 – The film The Man Who Fell to Earth, which stars David Bowie as an alien from another planet, premieres in London.

1977 – The Clash released their debut single, “White Riot.”

1982 – Metallica make their first major live appearance, performing in Anaheim, California.

1982 – Bob Dylan is admitted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

1983 – Bon Jovi is formed by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Alec John Such.

1988 – Mick Jagger kicks off his first-ever solo tour, appearing in Osaka, Japan.

1994 – Original Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is replaced by Darryl Jones.

1996 – The Sex Pistols announce they are reuniting for their 20th anniversary “Filthy Lucre Tour.”

2002 – The Ramones are inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2013 – Jimi Hendrix posthumously achieves his highest chart debut since 1969, with the album People, Hell & Angels. The album enters the charts at Number Two.

Jimi Hendrix

Releases

1962 -- Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan

1967 – Grateful Dead: The Grateful Dead

1969 – Free: Tons of Sobs

1970 – Tyrannosaurus Rex: A Beard of Stars

1971 – James Taylor: Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

1971 – Jethro Tull: Aqualung

1975 – Kiss: Dressed to Kill

1975 – America: Hearts

1976 – Kiss: Destroyer

1976 – Marvin Gaye: I Want You

1976 – The Doobie Brothers: Takin' It to the Streets

1977 – The Band: Islands

1977 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Works Volume 1

1977 – Iggy Pop: The Idiot

Iggy Pop

1978 – Elvis Costello and the Attractions: This Year's Model

1979 – Bad Company: Desolation Angels

1980 – Def Leppard: On Through the Night

1981 – The Who: Face Dances

1982 – Asia: Asia

1982 – Richard and Linda Thompson: Shoot Out the Lights

1984 – The Cars: Heartbeat City

1988 – Talking Heads: Naked

1990 – Ozzy Osbourne: Just Say Ozzy

1992 – No Doubt: No Doubt

1993 -- Coverdale-Page: Coverdale-Page

1994 -- Mötley Crüe: Mötley Crüe

1995 – Goo Dolls: A Boy Named Goo

1995 -- Collective Soul: Collective Soul

1995 – Annie Lennox: Medusa

1996 -- The Beatles: Anthology, Volume 2

1997 – Aerosmith: Nine Lives

1998 – Van Halen: Van Halen III

2001 – Eric Clapton: Reptile

2003 – The Allman Brothers Band: Hittin' the Note

Deaths

Tammi Terrell – March 16, 1970

T-Bone Walker – March 16, 1975

Paul Kossoff (Free) – March 19, 1976

Randy Rhoads – March 19, 1982

Ric Grech (Traffic, Blind Faith) – March 17, 1990

Doc Pomus – March 14, 1991

John Phillips (The Mamas and the Papas) – March 18, 2001

Ola Brunkert (ABBA) – March 17, 2008

Alex Chilton – March 17, 2010

Ronnie Hammond (Atlanta Rhythm Section) – March 14, 2011

Scott Asheton (The Stooges) – March 15, 2014

Mike Porcaro (Toto) – March 15, 2015

Daevid Allen (Gong, Soft Machine) – March 13, 2015

Andy Fraser (Free) – March 16, 2015

Births

Lightnin’ Hopkins – March 15, 1912

Nat King Cole – March 17, 1919

D.J. Fontana – March 15, 1931

Mike Stoller – March 13, 1933

Quincy Jones – March 14, 1933

Charlie Pride – March 18, 1938

Neil Sedaka – March 13, 1939

Phil Lesh – March 15, 1940

Paul Kanter (Jefferson Airplane) – March 17, 1941

Wilson Pickett – March 18, 1941

Jerry Jeff Walker – March 15, 1942

Sly Stone – March 15, 1944

John Sebastian – March 17, 1944

Walter Parazaider (Chicago) – March 14, 1945

Howard Scott (War) – March 15, 1946

Paul Atkinson (The Zombies) – March 19, 1946

Ry Cooder – March 15, 1947

Michael Bruce (Alice Cooper) – March 16, 1948

Alice Cooper

John Hartman (The Doobie Brothers) – March 18, 1950

Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy, Supertramp) – March 17, 1951

Ricky Wilson (The B-52’s) – March 19, 1953

Billy Sheehan – March 19, 1953

Nancy Wilson (Heart) – March 16, 1954

Dee Snider – March 15, 1955

Adam Clayton (U2) – March 13, 1960

Brett Michaels – March 15, 1963

Jerry Cantrell – March 18, 1966

Billy Corgan – March 17, 1967

Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) – March 15, 1968

Michael Bland – March 14, 1969