2022-08-30

AUGUST 30thBob Dylan unfurls “Highway 61 Revisited.” The masterpiece includes the title track, “Like A Rolling Stone” and “It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry.” The actual Highway 61 runs north and south connecting Duluth and New Orleans. 1965
Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” is #1 (for a week) on the singles chart. 1986
Sweden’s Ghost secures their first Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 when “Meliora” goes to #8 on sales of 29,000 copies. 2015
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Whitesnake’s guitarist, Micky Moody, is born. 1950
David Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus), the lead singer for GWAR, is born in Ottawa, Canada. 1963
Featuring “Evil Ways,” Santana’s self-titled debut album, is released. 1969
Rancid singer/guitarist Lars Frederiksen (born Lars Erik Dapello) has a birthday.  1971
John Lennon and Yoko Ono fly from London to New York. Lennon never returns to the U.K. 1971
Velvet Underground founding member Sterling Morrison dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma in Poughkeepsie, NY. He had just turned 53 the day before. 1995
Cheap Trick countersue former drummer Bun E. Carlos after he initiated court action the previous month. In his suit, Carlos claimed he reached a deal with the other members that meant he’d no longer tour with them, but he’d remain part of the band business. The band asks for a judgment that Carlos was removed as a director of Cheap Trick Unlimited Inc. in a valid manner. 2013
Geoff Tate gives his last show under the Queensryche moniker at the Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill in Bolingbrook, IL. Following a long-running dispute with his former bandmates, Tate subsequently performs under the Operation: Mindcrime banner. 2014
Sweden’s Ghost secures their first Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 when “Meliora” goes to #8 on sales of 29,000 copies. 2015
Green Day’s Bang Bang” is their first #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart.  2016
Metallica introduce their Blackened American Whiskey at the first of a series of tasting beginning in Madison, WI.  The tastings coincide with the band’s tour stops.  The inaugural batch produces 5,000 bottles.  2018