Happy birthday to Charlie Watts! The drummer of the Rolling Stones is a big fan of jazz. What famed jazz musician did he write a 1964 children’s book about?
ANSWER: “Ode to a High-Flying Bird” is a tribute to Charlie Parker
What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for June 2nd, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!
- 1964: The Rolling Stones appeared on U.S. television for the first time on “The Les Crane Show.”
- 1978: Bruce Springsteen released his fourth album “Darkness on the Edge of Town”. (10 Things You Didn’t Know)
- 1988: James Brown’s wife Adrienne claimed diplomatic immunity while fighting numerous traffic violations under the grounds that she was married to the godfather of soul.
- 1989: 48-year old Bill Wyman of the Stones married 19-year old Mandy Smith. They divorced 17 months later.
- 1993: Aerosmith began the Get a Grip tour in Topeka, Kansas.
- 2006: Former Grateful Dead and Tubes keyboardist Vince Welnick died. He was 55.
- Checking the WZLX ticket stash…Rod Stewart played the Boston Garden in 1979!