Permanent Waves turns 40 … released January 14, 1980.
The album title is a nod to Canandian radio station CFNY and “Spirit of The Radio” is a lament to the change of FM radio from free-form to commerical. It becomes — along with “Freewill” — one of the band’s signature songs.
Even amid tragedy, the beloved drummer’s beliefs and music never crumbled into cynicism
The accolades continue for one of the great drummers and lyricists in the rock n’ roll era. Neil Peart was that and much more — he was also a thoughtful and well-read thinker. Nick Burns’ piece frames Peart well …
The Thin White Duke’sBlackstar album is released on his 69th birthday — January 8, 2016. When Bowie dies two days later, it becomes clear his lyrics on mortality were more than just words — they were his goodbye and his message to all that everything was going to be OK.
The Doors release their debut album on January 4, 1967. Many consider it one of the greatest albums of all time.
It’s #43 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and in 2015, the Library of Congress included it in the National Recording Registry “…based on its cultural, artistic or historical significance.”