A trove of memorable events occurred during this week in rock history. The Monkees made their debut on American television, a pioneering prog-rock band performed onstage for the first time, and the surviving members of Led Zeppelin made a landmark announcement. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

Events

1955 -- Little Richard records “Tutti Frutti” in New Orleans. It’s the last of nine songs he records for his debut album, Here’s Little Richard.

1962 -- The Beatles record their first British singles, “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You.”

1965 – The Ford automobile company begins offering factory-installed 8-track tape players in its Mustang, Thunderbird, and Lincoln models. The tapes, which often get chewed up by the malfunctioning players, are at first available only at auto parts stores or at Ford dealers.

1966 -- The TV show “The Monkees” makes its American broadcast debut on the NBC network.

1967 -- The Beatles begin filming Magical Mystery Tour.

1967 -- Jimi Hendrix's debut album, Are You Experienced?, enters the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, where it remains for more than two years.

1969 -- John Lennon introduces the Plastic Ono Band while in Toronto for the Rock and Roll Revival Show. The group’s performance at the event is later released as the live album, Live Peace in Toronto 1969.

1969 -- Genesis perform onstage for the first time, playing at a cottage owned by frontman Peter Gabriel's former Sunday school teacher.

1972 -- Peter Frampton stages his first solo concert, opening for the J. Geils Band in New York.

Peter Frampton

1974 -- An AM radio station in Roanoke, Virginia, starts playing the Doobie Brothers’ song “Black Water,” as a nod to a local stream that bears the same name. The response from listeners proves so positive, the label releases the track as a single. The recording goes on to become a #1 hit.

1976 -- KC and the Sunshine Band top the U.S. singles chart with “(Shake Shake Shake), Shake Your Booty.” The track is the band’s third Number One hit in the U.S.

1979 - ABBA kick off their first and only North America tour, performing a show at the Edmonton Sports Arena.

1982 – Pink Floyd's The Wall makes it feature film screen debut.

1996 -- Jack Gillis marries Meg White, thus giving birth to The White Stripes. The couple at first tell journalists they are brother and sister, but the ruse is eventually exposed.

1987 – The TV show “American Bandstand” becomes the longest-running entertainment show in America.

2007 -- Surviving Led Zeppelin members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones announce they will regroup for a tribute concert to honor Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, with drummer John Bonham’s son Jason filling in for his late father. The concert is staged on November 26 at the 02 Arena in London.

Releases

1967 – The Kinks: Something Else

1969 – Rolling Stones: Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)

1971 – The Band: Cahoots

1971 -- Judee Sill: Judee Sill

1972 – Yes: Close to the Edge

1972 – Grand Funk Railroad: Phoenix

1972 – John Denver: Rocky Mountain High

1973 – Bruce Springsteen: The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle

1974 -- Raspberries: Starting Over

Raspberries

1975 – Thin Lizzy: Fighting

1975 -- Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

1975 – Supertramp: Crisis? What Crisis?

1975 – Foghat: Fool for the City

1976 – Electric Light Orchestra: A New World Record

1976 – Bob Dylan: Hard Rain (Live)

1976 – Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More from the Road

1976 -- Ringo Starr: Ringo's Rotogravure

1977 – Chicago: Chicago XI

1977 – Talking Heads: Talking Heads 77

1979 – Foreigner: Head Games

1979 – Frank Zappa: Joe's Garage Act I

1980 – David Bowie: Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

1980 – Doobie Brothers: One Step Closer

1981 – Genesis: Abacab

1981 – Billy Joel: Songs in the Attic

1983 – UB40: Labour of Love

1983 -- Huey Lewis and the News: Sports

1984 – Kiss: Animalize

1984 РMoțrhead: No Remorse

1986 -- Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Blood & Chocolate

1986 – Cyndi Lauper: True Colors

1987 – Jethro Tull: Crest of a Knave

1987 -- Public Image Ltd: Happy?

1987 -- Mick Jagger: Primitive Cool

1987 – Ramones: Halfway to Sanity

1987 – Yes: Big Generator

1989 – Aerosmith: Pump

1990 – Warrant: Cherry Pie

1991 -- Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tears

Ozzy

1991 – Hole: Pretty on the Inside

1991 -- Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I -

1991 -- Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II

1992 -- Blind Melon: Blind Melon

1993 – Counting Crows: August and Everything After

1993 – Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell

1994 -- Eric Clapton: From the Cradle

1995 -- Lenny Kravitz: Circus

1995 -- Red Hot Chili Peppers: One Hot Minute

1996 – ZZ Top: Rhythmeen

1998 -- L.A. Guns: Wasted

1999 -- Iggy Pop: Avenue B

2000 -- Emmylou Harris: Red Dirt Girl

2001 -- Boz Scaggs: Dig

2001 -- Bob Dylan: Love and Theft

2001 -- John Hiatt: The Tiki Bar Is Open

2001 -- Drive-By Truckers: Southern Rock Opera

2001 – Lifehouse: Stanley Climbfall

2003 -- David Bowie: Reality

2004 -- Megadeth: The System Has Failed

2005 -- Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

2005 – Queen: Return of the Champions

2005 -- Bonnie Raitt: Souls Alike

Deaths

Marc Bolan – September 16, 1977

Peter Tosh – September 11, 1987

Rob Tyner (MC5) -- September 17, 1991

Johnny Cash -- September 12, 2003

Johnny Ramone -- September 15, 2004

Rick Wright -- September 15, 2008

Norman Whitfield – September 16, 2008

Jim Carroll – September 11, 2009

Mary Travers -- September 16, 2009

Jackie Lomax – September 16, 2013

Births

Bill Monroe – September 13, 1911

Hank Williams -- September 17, 1923

B.B. King -- September 16, 1925

Bill Black -- September 17, 1926

George Jones -- September 12, 1931

David Clayton-Thomas – September 13, 1941

Jack Ely – September 11, 1943

Barry White -- September 12, 1944

Peter Cetera -- September 13, 1944

Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer) – September 12, 1946

Peter Agnew (Nazareth) – September 14, 1946

Kenney Jones -- September 16, 1948

Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd) -- September 14, 1949

Paul Kossoff -- September 14, 1950

Fee Waybill (The Tubes) – September 17, 1950

Neil Peart -- September 12, 1952

RUSH

Gerry Beckley (America) – September 12, 1952

America

Don Was – September 13, 1952

Tommy Shaw (Styx) – September 11, 1953

Dave Mustaine -- September 13, 1961

Zak Starkey – September 13, 1965

Ben Folds -- September 12, 1966

Harry Connick, Jr. – September 11, 1967

Richard Ashcroft – September 11, 1971

Jennifer Nettles -- September 12, 1974

Fiona Apple -- September 13, 1977

Amy Winehouse -- September 14, 1983