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Noteworthy Then

2/12/1972 & 1981 Eat A Peach and Moving Pictures released


The Allman Brothers Eat A Peach got released on this day in 1972.  The group's third album and the first following Duane Allman's death came as the group was struggling to cope with the loss of the guitar great and included Melissa, Duane's favorite song written by his brother Gregg and Blue Sky, which became a signature song for guitarist Dickey Betts.  Two full sides of the double album were devoted to Mountain Jam, a nearly 35 minute long free-form instrumental.


Rush released its 8th studio album on this day in 1981.  A number of tracks on Moving Pictures had been included in set lists of the group's fall tour, so it was highly anticipated by fans and went on to become and remains the Canadian power-trio's best selling album in the US.


Other Noteworthy Classic Rock events on February 12 include...

1935 Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek born.

1950 Steve Hackett of Genesis born.

1951 Triumph’s Gil Moore born.

1952 Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers born.

1956 Thin Lizzy's Brian Robertson born

1964 Beatles play Carnegie Hall in New York.

1967 British drug enforcement agents raid the London home of Keith Richards.

1968 Jimi Hendrix does a concert at the Seattle high school he dropped out of.

1974 The Bottom Line opens in New York City.

1977 Police record their first single, Fall Out.

1980 Bryan Adams releases self-titled debut album.

1983 Ministers claims that Ozzy Osbourne music is satanic get his scheduled Scranton, PA concert canceled.

1997 U2 announces Pop Mart Tour at a K-mart in New York City.

2003 Drummer John Densmore sues Robbie Krieger and Ray Manzarek for continuing to use the Doors name.

2003 Grateful Dead surviving members change their name from The Other Ones to The Dead.

2007 Police announce plans to reunite.

2012 Bruce Springsteen opens the Grammys (We take Care Of Ourselves), Paul McCartney closes (with Joe Walsh, Bruce Springsteen & Dave Grohl) on Abbey Road Medley.

2015 Big Brother & The Holding Company guitarist Sam Andrew dies 10 weeks after suffering a heart attack   2015 Eddie Van Halen makes guest presentation appearance at Smithsonian.

2017 David Bowie awarded 4 posthumous Grammys for Blackstar.

2017 Metallica and Lady Gaga do Moth Into Flame at Grammys.
2021 The Band Stage Fright 50th anniversary expanded edition gets release.

2024 AC/DC announce European dates for a 2024 world tour and introduce Jane's Addiction bassist Chris Chaney as touring drummer...