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
The Rockets 01/29/1977 The Roadhouse Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 02/02/1977 The Roadhouse Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 02/04/1977 The Roadhouse Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 02/05/1977 The Roadhouse Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Sonic's Rendezvous Band 02/22/1977 Second Chance Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 04/10/1977 Blue Frogge Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 04/11/1977 Blue Frogge Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 04/12/1977 Blue Frogge Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 04/13/1977 Blue Frogge Ann Arbor Michigan USA
REO Speedwagon 05/06/1977 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
Motor City Rock & Roll 06/04/1977 Lamphere High School Madison Heights Michigan USA
The Rockets 09/14/1977 The Ballroom Warren Michigan USA
The Rockets 09/15/1977 The Ballroom Warren Michigan USA
The Rockets 10/12/1977 Second Chance Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Rockets 10/14/1977 Abigail's Saloon Ypsilanti Michigan USA
The Rockets 10/15/1977 Abigail's Saloon Ypsilanti Michigan USA
Blue Öyster Cult 12/29/1977 Wendler Arena Saginaw Michigan USA
Blue Öyster Cult 12/30/1977 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 01/02/1978 Kiel Auditorium St. Louis Missouri USA
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 01/03/1978 Kiel Auditorium St. Louis Missouri USA
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 01/04/1978 Kansas City Municipal Auditorium Kansas City Missouri USA
KISS 01/18/1978 Rupp Arena Lexington Kentucky USA
KISS 01/20/1978 Olympia Stadium Detroit Michigan USA
KISS 01/21/1978 Olympia Stadium Detroit Michigan USA
KISS 01/23/1978 Roberts Municipal Stadium Evansville Indiana USA

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