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Rush released its second album on this day in 1975. The album was the first with Neil Peart behind the kit. Peart took over from interim drummer Jerry Fielding and replaced original stick man John Rutsey, who got sidelined due to health issues and differences of opinion over the band's direction.
Other albums of note released on February 15th include Deep Purple's Burn (1975), and Get Happy from Elvis Costello and Warren Zevon's Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School, both in 1980.
The great guitarist Michael Bloomfield, inducted into the Rock Hall Of fame as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band posthumously in 2012, died of an overdose on this day in 1981. Stevie Ray Vaughan appeared on Saturday Night Live on this night in '86.