This week in rock music history was marked by abundance of significant events. The world’s greatest pop group undertook their first recording session, The Rolling Stones replaced one of their founding members, and one of New York’s most influential bands reunited after 24 years. A trove of classic albums was released as well, including landmark records by David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, and The Cars. Read on for a look back at other noteworthy moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

Events

1962 -- The Beatles undertake their recording session at Abbey Road studios. “Love Me Do” was among the four tracks recorded.

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

1964 – The first single to feature David Bowie is released. Titled “Liza Jane,” the recording is credited to “David Jones and the King Bees.

1966 – Great Britain’s “Melody Maker” magazine reports the formation of supergroup Cream.

1969 – Blind Faith play their first show, staging a concert in London’s Hyde Park.

1969 – The Rolling Stones replace Brian Jones with Mick Taylor.

1971 – Grand Funk Railroad topples a record previously head by The Beatles for the highest gross proceeds for a concert staged at New York’s Shea Stadium.

1974 – Keyboardist Rick Wakeman leaves prog-rock band Yes to begin a solo career.

1974 – Paul McCartney & Wings’ single “Band on the Run” hits Number One on the U.S. charts.

1975 – Elton John’s ninth studio album, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboys, becomes the first LP to enter the U.S. album chart at Number One.

Elton John

1989 – The Doobie Brothers kick off a reunion tour. The tour is the first to feature the band’s original lineup since 1975.

1993 – The Velvet Underground reform for their first show in 24 years, performing at London’s Wembley Arena.

1993 – A ground-breaking ceremony is held in Cleveland for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.

2006 – Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant met and rehearsed songs for a benefit tribute for Atlantic Records’ co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. It was the first time the three had played together since their 1995 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2013 – Judas Priest’s Rob Halford announces the band will be reforming after a two-year absence.

2016 – All four members of ABBA perform together for the first time since 1982. The performance occurs at a private event to commemorate 50 years since songwriting partners Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson first met.


Releases

1960 – Roy Orbison:  “Only the Lonely” (single)

1965 – The Rolling Stones:  “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (U.S.)

1967 – Moby Grape:  Moby Grape

1969 – Elton John:  Empty Sky

1969 – Three Dog Night:  Suitable for Framing

1970 – Bob Dylan:  Self Portrait

1972 – David Bowie:  The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

David Bowie

1974 – Bill Wyman:  Monkey Grip

1975 – Eagles:  One of These Nights

1977 -- The J. Geils Band:  Monkey Island

1978 – Rolling Stones:  Some Girls

1978 – The Cars:  The Cars

1979 – Wings: Back to the Egg

1979 – The Knack:  Get the Knack

1980 – Bob Marley & The Wailers:  Uprising

1981 – The Psychedelic Furs:  Talk Talk Talk

1983 – The Kinks:  State of Confusion

1985 – Bob Dylan:  Empire Burlesque

1985 – R.E.M.:  Fables of the Reconstruction

1985 – Talking Heads:  Little Creatures

1989 – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble:  In Step

1986 – Genesis:  Invisible Touch

1991 – Lynyrd Skynyrd:  Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991

1994 – Boston:  Walk On

1995 – Soul Asylum:  Let Your Dim Light Shine

1998 – John Fogerty:  Premonition

John Fogerty

1999 – Shelby Lynnne:  I Am Shelby Lynne

2000 – Alice Cooper:  Brutal Planet

2002 – David Bowie:  Heathen

2007 -- Paul McCartney:  Memory Almost Full

2007 – Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band:  Live in Dublin

2011 – Def Leppard:  Mirror Ball


Deaths

Stan Getz – June 6, 1991

Conway Twitty – June 5, 1993

Ronnie Lane – June 5, 1997

Dee Dee Ramone – June 5, 2002

Dave Rowberry (The Animals) - June 6, 2003

Ray Charles – June 10, 2004

Billy Preston – June 6, 2006

Marvin Isley – June 6, 2010

Stuart Cable (Stereophonics) – June 7, 2010


Births

Chester Burnett (aka Howlin' Wolf) – June 10, 1910

Les Paul – June 9, 1915

Les Paul

Jackie Wilson – June 9, 1934

Levi Stubbs – June 6, 1936

Gary U.S. Bonds – June 6, 1939

Tom Jones – June 7, 1940

Jon Lord (Deep Purple) – June 9, 1941

Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) – June 8, 1942

Clarence White (The Byrds) – June 7, 1944

Boz Scaggs – June 8, 1944

Freddie Stone (Sly & the Family Stone) – June 5, 1946

John Lawton (Uriah Heep) – June 11, 1946

Laurie Anderson – June 5, 1947

Laurie Anderson

Tom Evans (Badfinger) – June 5, 1947

Mick Box (Uriah Heep) – June 9, 1947

Frank Beard (ZZ Top) – June 11, 1949

Trevor Bolder – June 9, 1950

Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick) – June 12, 1950

Brad Delp (Boston) – June 12, 1951

Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs) – June 5, 1956

Prince Rogers Nelson – June 7, 1958

Prince

Steve Vai – June 6, 1960

Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) – June 8, 1960

Tom Araya – June 6, 1961

Kim Deal (The Pixies) – June 10, 1961

Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) – June 8, 1962

Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins) – June 10, 1964

Dave Navarro – June 7, 1967

James Shaffer (Korn) – June 6, 1970

Matt Bellamy (Muse) – June 9, 1978

Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) – June 5, 1979