Group Seeks to Get Rush Debut Commemorated as Google Doodle

A group calling itself Rock The Internet—Rush RFC is trying to persuade Google to create a Google Doodle commemorating the 40-year anniversary of Rush’s debut album, Rush, on Moon Records.


“We Rush fans can do our part to contribute to the possibility of this by writing and encouraging the Google Doodle Team to commemorate a Google Doodle to Rush on March 1, 2014,” the group says on a web page it created for the effort.

The “Doodles” are creative corruptions of the Google logo to recognize a culturally significant event or person.

Rush’s debut album, with the late John Rutsey on drums, was self-published under the Moon label after the band couldn’t get a record company to sign them. Ray Danniels and his partner at the time, Vic Wilson, paid $8,000 to have the record produced by David Stock at Toronto Sound Studios, although much of Stock’s work was re-mixed by Terry Brown before it was released. The exact relaese day in March 1974 isn’t clear.

After The album created a buzz, mainly on the strength of “Working Man,” Mercury signed the band and re-released the album on August 10, 1974. The album has since been certified Gold in the U.S.

Learn more about the effort or send a note to the Google people at

Thanks to RushIsABand for the head’s up on the effort.

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~ by rvkeeper on December 9, 2013.

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