The Rockets

City: 
Detroit
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1972-1983, 2010-present
Genre(s): 
Associated Artists: 

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The Rockets are an American rock band founded by guitarist Jimmy McCarty and drummer Johnny “Bee” Badanjek, both former members of the group Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. Along with slide and rhythm guitarist Dennis Robbins, bassist John Fraga, and lead vocalist David Gilbert, the Rockets reached their pinacle of success in 1979 with a Top 40 hit, a cover of the Fleetwood Mac song “Oh Well”, and an appearance on the T.V. series The Midnight Special.

Discography

Released: 1977
Released: 1979
Released: 1980
Released: 1981
Released: 1982

Concerts

Event Date Venue Citysort descending Region Country
Blue Öyster Cult 02/14/1980 Allentown Fairgrounds Allentown Pennsylvania USA
The Rockets 12/31/1973 Primo Showbar Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 10/14/1972 Odyssey Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 03/01/1974 Primo Showbar Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 10/27/1972 Odyssey Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 10/20/1972 People's Ballroom Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 03/12/1974 Primo Showbar Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 07/28/1976 The Roadhouse Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 10/28/1972 Odyssey Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Detroit 12/05/1972 People's Ballroom Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 03/22/1974 Primo Showbar Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 07/30/1976 The Roadhouse Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 02/08/1973 Mackinac Jack's Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Detroit 07/10/1973 Primo Showbar Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 10/31/1981 Crisler Arena Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Sonic's Rendezvous Band 02/22/1977 Second Chance Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 03/23/1974 Primo Showbar Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 07/31/1976 The Roadhouse Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 02/09/1973 Mackinac Jack's Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 07/11/1973 Primo Showbar Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 12/08/1972 Odyssey Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 04/10/1977 Blue Frogge Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 08/16/1976 Second Chance Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 02/10/1973 Mackinac Jack's Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 09/01/1976 The Roadhouse Ann Arbor Michigan USA

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