It’s Good To Live In A Two-Newspaper Town (Sonny Rollins Edition)

From our Not-To-Get-Technical-About-It desk:

Friday’s (dead-tree) Boston Herald:

Rock stars are often blockheads. They want to get paid, party hearty and occasionally make some art.

Sonny Rollins is no rock star.

A link to the last great jazz age, tenor saxophone colossus Rollins, who turns 80 on Sept. 7, thinks deeply about his music.

Friday’s (dead-tree) Boston Globe:

How do you get to Symphony Hall? No, not practice, practice, practice. All you have to do is fork over the moolah for a ticket to wish tenor saxman Sonny Rollins a happy 80th birthday (the tenor saxman is really 80 1/2, because his birthday was Sept. 7, but who’s counting).

Apparently, someone at the Globe.

Saturday’s (dead-pixel) Boston Globe:

It’s almost inevitable that an air of the lion in winter now attends Rollins, who makes his first visit to Boston in three years tomorrow night at Symphony Hall, as part of a mini-tour of select venues to mark his 80th birthday (coming on Sept. 7).

So who’s right?

The Herald?

Or the Globe?

Or the Globe?

From the official Sonny Rollins website:

Theodore Walter Rollins was born on September 7, 1930 in New York City.

So the Herald and the Globe are right, and the Globe is wrong.

Not to get technical about it.

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