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15Dec/125

It’s A Bleedin’ Board: A Hall of Fame Christmas Flashback

In recognition of Rush FINALLY being selected to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I bring you a classic Christmas gift: Rush live at the Cleveland Agora from December 16, 1974.

This show is the second of the one-two radio concert punch that broke Rush into Cleveland via WMMS and subsequently throughout the Midwest and beyond.  It has been referred to by many names in bootleg form, including Rush Returns to Cleveland and Finding Prime.  Featuring three songs from the upcoming May 1975 release Fly By Night, the show is energetic and also very early in the career of drummer Neil Peart, who joined the band not even five months earlier following the departure of John Rutsey.

The famous first radio show from August 1974, commonly seen as Fifth Order of Angels, just may show up here as a 2013 Christmas in July special so stay tuned.

Congratulations to the members of Rush (and Heart as well) for staying alive long enough to participate in their induction.  Now how about we get to work on Kiss and Deep Purple and Grand Funk and the Guess Who and ELO and Todd Rundgren and …

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SETLIST
Finding My Way
The Best I Can
What You're Doing
Fly By Night
Here Again
Anthem
Bad Boy
Working Man
Drums

  • http://www.grayflannelsuit.net/ Chris Holmes

    This is a great show, as is the “Bad Boys in Cleveland” one from May ’75.

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  • Baseballdi

    Just discovered this today, thanks for a late Xmas gift to myself!

  • stereo dictator

    You are most welcome. Thanks for checkin us out.