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Noteworthy Then


Rush opened the 80's on this date with the release of the Canadian trio's 7th studio album, Permanent Waves, which featured Spirit of Radio, Freewill, Jacob's Ladder, Entre Nous, Different Strings and the 9+ minute, three part Natural Science.  Just off an eight month Hemispheres tour of North America and Europe in mid June of 1979, group members decided to take a six week break before convening on a farm to begin work on this album before shifting to a Toronto studio to do preliminary album sessions and then moving on to a Quebec studio in the fall of '79 to do the actual album sessions.  The strategy produced some of the band's most loved songs.


Other Noteworthy Classic Rock events on January 14 include...

1947 T-Bone Burnett born.

1959 Queensryche’s Geoff Tate born.

1963 Charlie Watts drums for the first time live with the Rolling Stones.

1965 Bob Dylan does first session for what would be his Bringin' It All Back Home album.

1967 Counting Crows Steve Bowman born.

1967 Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brothe andthe Holding Company play first Be-In, San Francisco.

1967 Zakk Wylde born.

1968 Nirvana & Foo Fighters Dave Grohl born.

1973 Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh arrested on drug charges.

1977 David Bowie releases Low.

1978 John Lennon Bag One art display opens in London.

1985 John Fogerty releases Centerfield.

1999 Metallica sues Victoria's Secret over lip-liner pencils being marketed as Metalica.

2005 Statue of Johnny Ramone unveiled at the Forever Cemetery in Hollywood.

2009 Jeff Beck, Metallica, Bobby Womack inducted into Rock Hall Of Fame.

2010 Jimmy Page awarded UN's Pathways to Peace award.

2011 John Mellencamp files for divorce from wife Elaine, ending 20 year marriage.

2012 Roger Waters marries for the 4th time, exchanging vows with Laurie Durning, fiancé of 7 years, during a small ceremony on Long Island.

2014 Bruce Springsteen releases High Hopes.

2014 Jimmy Fallon & Bruce Springsteen perform version of Born To Run reworked as a parody of Jersey Governor Chris Christie's bridge lane closure scandal.

2020 Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa attend son Sam's swearing-in ceremony as a Jersey City firefighter.