Saturday, March 1, 2014

March 1, 2014

THE ALBUM OF THE DAY
RUSH...Rush  (1974)
Rush was released 40 years ago today in 1974.  It reached number 105 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.
(vinyl, CD, Allmusic review)

ROCK BIRTHDAYS FOR MARCH 1
Roger Daltrey of the Who is 70; Mike D'Abo formerly with Manfred Mann is 70; Bill Leen from the Gin Blossoms is 52; Ryan Peake from Nickelback is 41; Sean Woolstenhulme formerly with Lifehouse is 33;

ON THIS DATE
1958 Buddy Holly begins a tour of the U.K., the only one he would do
1966 Gene Clark quits the Byrds
1967 The Animals refuse to perform a concert in Ottawa because they want to be paid in advance. They are not so therefore the show is cancelled and a riot ensues, causing thousands of dollars in damage to the arena
1969 Jim Morrison of The Doors supposedly exposes himself at a concert in Miami. Maybe he did, maybe he didn't, but he was later arrested for profanity and lewd behavior
1982 Death Wish II soundtrack by Jimmy Page is released
1994 The last show ever for Nirvana is in Munich, Germany. Also that same day at the Grammys: Soul Asylum - "Runaway Train" Best Rock Song, Ozzy Osbourne - "I Don't Want To Change The World" Best Metal Performance
1995 At the Grammys: Bruce Springsteen - "Streets Of Philadelphia" Song Of The Year, Soundgarden - "Black Hole Sun" Best Hard Rock Performance, Spoonman Best Metal Performance, Melissa Etheridge - "Come To My Window" Best Rock Performance-Female. That same evening R.E.M.'s drummer, Bill Berry, suffers a brain aneurysm and has to leave the stage.
2005 The Jimi Hendrix estate wins another court battle as they stop Purple Haze Records from selling a bootleg concert from 1969.
2008 Linkin Park has to cancel shows in Albuquerque and El Paso after Chester Bennington has a respiratory infection

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