Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: June 3 in Classic Rock History

It’s the birthday of the late Billy Powell, keyboardist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, who passed away in 2009. Just before he joined the band as a musician, what did Powell do for work?


ANSWER: He was a roadie for Lynyrd Skynyrd.

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for June 3rd, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • Happy birthday to Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople, and it’s the birthday of the late Billy Powell of Lynyrd Skynyrd, who died in 2009.
  • 1972: The Rolling Stones began their seventeenth tour with a performance at the Canadian Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • 1998: Van Halen cancelled a show at the Docks Club in Hamburg, Germany, after a piece of ceiling plaster fell and hit Alex Van Halen during sound check.  He suffered a bruised arm.

Checking the WZLX ticket stash:

  • 1978: It was the Charlie Daniels band, The Cars, and Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes at the Cape Cod Coliseum.
  • 1979: Ted Nugent rocked the Boston Garden.
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