Bob Dylan received an honorary degree on this day in 1970 at Princeton. What degree did they give him?
Answer: Doctorate in Music
Here’s the rest of the Rock N’ Roll Diary for June 9:
Happy birthday to guitar pioneer Les Paul, who celebrates along with Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord.
1969: Mick Taylor joined the Rolling Stones, replacing Brian Jones who left the day before.
1970: Bob Dylan received an honorary degree from Princeton. For the ceremony, Dylan consented to wear the traditional graduation gown but refused to wear the cap.
1972: Bruce Springsteen was signed to CBS Records.
1977: It was a bad day for George Harrison as he and wife Patti were divorced
1987: At New York’s Hard Rock Café, Jimmy Page was called to the stage to jam with Les Paul during Paul’s 72nd birthday. The guitar that Page played is displayed in the Boston Hard Rock Café.
2002: Peter Gabriel married his girlfriend Meah Flynn in a ceremony on Sardinia. Fellow former Genesis singer Phil Collins was the best man.
Checking out the WZLX ticket stash…
1967: The Velvet Underground played the Boston Tea Party.
1976: It was the Grateful Dead at the Music Hall.
1978: Cheap Trick played the Paradise.
1989: Neil Young was at Great Woods.