This Day in History: 2023-08-30

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

Tool release Fear Inoculum, their fifth studio album and first in 13 years.  2019

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Whitesnake’s guitarist, Micky Moody, is born. 1950

The late David Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus), the lead singer for GWAR, is born in Ottawa, Canada. 1963

Rancid singer/guitarist Lars Frederiksen (born Lars Erik Dapello) has a birthday.  1971

The Beach Boys release Surf’s Up. The band’s 17th album addresses environmental, social, and health concerns more than the group’s previous releases.  1971

Velvet Underground founding member Sterling Morrison dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma in Poughkeepsie, NY. He had just turned 53 the day before. 1995

Geoff Tate plays 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

Arcade Fire’s music is pulled from some Canadian radio stations amid sexual misconduct allegations against lead singer Win Butler. A representative for the CBC says they will “pause” playing Arcade Fire “until we learn more about the situation.”  Days earlier, four people came forward accusing Butler of having inappropriate sexual relationships with them. 2022