Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 3

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David Bowie began a U.S. tour in Seattle on this day in 1976, unveiling his new persona, “The Thin White Duke.” What song is that image taken from?

Answer: Younger by 2 years and 8 months

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

  • 1961: Bob Dylan made his first recording which included “San Francisco Bay Blues.” It was done in East Orange, New Jersey, at the home of friends Sid and Bob Gleason.
  • 1968: The Beatles began recording the song “Lady Madonna” at Abbey Road Studios in London. The song was released in March of that year.
  • 1969: Allen Klein, manager for the Rolling Stones, signed on as manager for three of The Beatles, however Paul McCartney felt his career could be better managed by his father-in-law at the time, Lee Eastman. This would be a big part of the rift which would break up the band.
  • 1973: Elton John hit #1 for the first time in the U.S. Although he’d had hit singles before, “Crocodile Rock” was the first song that topped the chart.
  • 1976: David Bowie began a U.S. tour in Seattle in which he created a new stage persona known as “The Thin White Duke.”
  • 1985: Don Henley released the single “All She Wants to Do is Dance.”
  • 1997: Graham Nash was honored with a Doctorate of Humane Letters from the New York Institute of Technology for the singer’s work in bridging the worlds of art and technology.
  • From the WZLX ticket stash…Rod Stewart played the Garden in 1982…And in 1990 Warren Zevon played the Orpheum.
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