Rock N’ Roll Diary: June 24

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Happy birthday to Mick Fleetwood, original and current drummer of Fleetwood Mac. Before he joined the band he was in another group for barely two weeks before being fired. Which group?

Answer: John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers

Here’s the rest of the Rock N’ Roll Diary for today:
Happy birthday to Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac! He celebrates along with guitarist and former Yardbird Jeff Beck, and Patrick Moraz of Yes and the Moody Blues!

1965: “A Spaniard in the Works”, John Lennon’s second book, was published in Britain.

1966: The Beatles began their last world tour with a concert in Munich.

1966: The Rolling Stones began their 5th tour of the U.S. with a concert at the Manning Bowl in Lynn. The crowd was rowdy and the police used tear gas. As a result it was the last time the Bowl was used for a concert until 1985.

1970: Jim Morrison married his girlfriend Patricia Kennealy.

1989: The Who began a 25 date North American tour at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. That was the site of their “Farewell Show” in 1982.

1999: Eric Clapton auctioned off several of his guitars to raise money for his “Crossroads” Rehab Clinic on Antigua. The sale netted over 5 million dollars.

2004: He held another auction for the Crossroads Center. In that sale Clapton’s guitar “Blackie” became the most expensive guitar to be sold at an auction, fetching 959-thousand-500-dollars. Clapton used the guitar extensively throughout the ’70s and’80s, and it was valued at between 100-and-150-thousand-dollars. The auction was held at Christie’s in N.Y.

Checking the WZLX ticket stash…

1971: The Allman Brothers played Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

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