Rebellious Zimmy grads... -- Bowie begins paying dues... -- A true-life  "By the way, which one's Pink?" moment...

Bob Dylan, just four years after graduating from high school; w/Joan Baez, Civil Rights rally, Aug. 1963. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

6/5/1959 (58 years ago today) - Robert Zimmerman (soon to be known as Bob Dylan) graduated from high school in Hibbing, Minnesota -- He was called "Bob" by his classmates in this remote rural community where the young soon-to-be-super-nova was (dis-)regarded him as a "greaser" because of his long sideburns and leather jacket. Like, coolsville daddy-o's...

6/5/1964 (53 years ago today) - David Bowie released his first single, "Liza Jane", under the name Davie Jones with The King Bees -- The record was a rather catchy slice of R&B and got solid promotion, with appearances on noteworthy British TV variety/entertainment shows like Juke Box Jury, Ready Steady Go! and The Beat Room, as well as a hefty amount of BBC-radio airplay -- The end result? Excruciatingly poor sales leading to the band being dropped from their Vocalian Pop record label. Career re-boot time...

6/5/1975 (42 years ago today) - Pink Floyd are doing session work for the forthcoming "Wish You Were Here" album at Abbey Road Studios, London; while listening to a playback of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", their tribute to the band's founding member Syd Barrett, into the studio who d'ya think walks in, but none other than Syd himself -- It's a truly weird moment: the song is actually about the guy that just came in and absolutely no one recognized him!!! By this time, the 29-year-old Syd had shaved off all of his hair (including eyebrows) and was massively obese and overweight -- The curent line-up of the Floyd can hardly believe it's Syd, who turns and leaves without saying goodbye; the band never sees him again...

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