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Biographie de Rush
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1974 Rush released their first album entitled "RUSH". It became the biggest selling debut LP that any Canadian band had ever released. The band spent years building their core audience by constant touring in North America doing as many as 200 dates a year.
1975 Rush win Juno for the "Most Promising Group of the Year".
1976 Marks their initial breakthrough into the American market with the release of "2112", their first million selling album.
1977 Rush release "A FAREWELL TO KINGS" which included their first internationally charted single, "CLOSER TO THE HEART".
1980 April- Rush and each individual member place in the top ten in every applicable category in Sounds and Melody Maker Polls in Britain.
1983 May- Rush tours the U.K., selling out Wembley Arena four consecutive nights.
1983 September- RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, New York City vibrates to RUSH for 5 sell out nights. The first Rock Act of its kind to perform a series of shows in the world famous venue.
1989 April- The concert video A Show Of Hands moves to #3 on Billboard's Top Music Videos' and #10 on Top Videocassette Sales Chart. The video has achieved platinum status in the United States and Canada (the first video by a Canadian band to ever achieve this level of sales).
1990 October- Chronicles, the video collection, is released. The video is shipped GOLD in the U.S. and is certified GOLD in Canada.
1990 November- Rush wins Group Of The Decade in Canada. They were voted the group who has made the most significant contributions to the Canadian music industry both domestically and internationally in the period 1980- to 1989.
1990 December- Rush wins Mayor's Award at the Toronto Music Awards. This award is the most revered of all the Toronto Music Awards.
1991 March- Rush wins JUNO Award for PRESTO as "Best Hard Rock/Metal Album Of the Year."
1992 October- Rush was honoured with the "Harold Moon Award" by the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN). It is the most prestigious songwriter's award in Canada.
Rush has received two GRAMMY nominations for their instrumentals, "YYZ" from "MOVING PICTURES" (1982) and "WHERE'S MY THING" from "ROLL THE
1993 October- Rush are chosen as recipient of the "Toronto Arts Award". The award, presented on behalf of the Arts Foundation of Toronto, recognizes the recipient's entire body of work through artistic excellence and contributions to the arts and culture of Toronto.
1993 May- Rush is inducted into the Harvard National Lampoon and named "Group of the Millennium".
1994 March- Rush was inducted into the JUNO "Hall Of Fame". They join fellow alumnus Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Anne Murray and Oscar Peterson.
1996 September- Rush release their 21st gold album "Test For Echo". According to the Recording Industry Association (RIAA) this places them in a third place tie with Kiss. What makes this feat so remarkable is that it extends their consecutive gold certification streak to 21, their entire catalogue of albums.
1996 December- Performance magazine, a publication for the touring industry, nominated Rush as "Rock Act of the Year" for their 1996 Performance Readers Poll Awards.
1997 February- Each of the band's three members are recognized as "Officers of the Order Of Canada". This prestigious honour reflects the unique contribution to Canada, and indeed the world, that Rush have made since their very early origins in Toronto, and throughout their twenty-three year recording career. This is the first time the Order of Canada is given to a group rather than an individual.
1997 May- The Foundation Forum and F Musicfest have announced Rush this year's recipient of the "Concrete/Foundations Outstanding Contribution to Music Award". Rush joins a distinguished list of receipts including Van Halen, KISS, Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper.
1999 May- Rush was inducted into Canada's Walk Of Fame in Toronto. The other inductees included that year are David Croneberg, Celine Dion, and Buffy Sainte- Marie.
2000 January- Rush has topped JAM! Music's online poll, which determines them "Best Canadian Musicians of All Time".
2004 April - Rush wins JUNO award for Best Music DVD - Rush In Rio.