Journey's End Note: The late Mark Rothko was one of America's greatest painters during the middle of this century. When the abstract expressionist died in 1970 he left behind an entangled estate. For the best part of a decade a large body of his work -- close to 1,000 canvases -- was unavailable for public viewing while the courts decided how the estate was to be handled. The legal wrangle ended, the Mark Rothko Foundation, set up in 1969 by the artist, has announced a major exhibition of Rothko's work on paper at the National Gallery of Art for June 1984. The show then will travel to seven other American museums. In addition, the foundation announced two long-term loans of groups of Rothko's work beginning in early 1983: in March at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; in February at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis . . .

* Hope I Die Before I Get Old Note: It may seem like only yesterday but the '60s are far enough in the past that a revival tour by a number of bands of that era is being organized. (Of course, during the '60s, '50s revival tours were very popular.) The groups being mentioned include the Chambers Brothers, Iron Butterfly and Canned Heat . . .

* He Thought You Should Know Note: This item came from Sy Presten, a press agent in New York. "Lori Wagner, who's in the controversial movie 'Caligula,' now lives with her mother in Las Vegas. A far cry from her living in New York, where she used to date Yankee star Rick Cerone and pro quarterback Joe Pisarcik before their romantic entanglements . . ."