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 Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Milwaukee SummerFest 07/02/1982 SummerFest Milwaukee Wisconsin USA
The Rockets 08/12/1982 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
The Rockets 08/13/1982 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
The Rockets 08/14/1982 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
Fleetwood Mac 09/02/1982 The Omni Atlanta Georgia USA
The Who 11/30/1982 Birmingham–Jefferson Civic Center Birmingham Alabama USA
The Who 12/01/1982 Mississippi Coast Coliseum Biloxi Mississippi USA
The Who 12/06/1982 The Checkerdome St. Louis Missouri USA
Billy Squier 12/08/1982 Allen County Coliseum Fort Wayne Indiana USA
The Rockets 12/26/1982 Royal Oak Music Theater Royal Oak Michigan USA
The Rockets 12/27/1982 Royal Oak Music Theater Royal Oak Michigan USA
The Rockets 12/28/1982 Royal Oak Music Theater Royal Oak Michigan USA
The Rockets 12/29/1982 Royal Oak Music Theater Royal Oak Michigan USA
The Rockets 12/31/1982 Royal Oak Music Theater Royal Oak Michigan USA
The Kinks 04/12/1983 Dane County Coliseum Madison Wisconsin USA
The Kinks 04/16/1983 Met Center Bloomington Minnesota USA
The Kinks 04/17/1983 Pershing Auditorium Lincoln Nebraska USA
Sammy Hagar 05/06/1983 Munn Ice Arena East Lansing Michigan USA
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 06/06/1983 Pittsburgh Civic Arena Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 06/07/1983 Pittsburgh Civic Arena Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 07/16/1983 Toledo Speedway Toledo Ohio USA
The Rockets 08/28/1983 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
The Rockets 08/29/1983 Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
The J. Geils Band 08/21/2010 DTE Energy Music Theater Clarkston Michigan USA
The Rockets 11/27/2010 The Fillmore Detroit Michigan USA

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