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For: Thursday, October 1, 2015 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1967 
Pink Floyd arrived in New York to kick off its first U.S. tour. 

The BBC launched Radio One, a rock and roll station. 

In 1969 
The Beatles' album "Abbey Road" was released in the U.S. 

In 1970 
Jimi Hendrix was buried in Seattle, Washington. 

In 1973 
Elton John released the album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." 

In 1974 
Kiss released the album "Hotter Than Hell." 

In 1976 
New album releases included Led Zeppelin's "The Song Remains the Same," Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's "Night Moves," and Ted Nugent's self-titled effort. 

In 1977 
Kiss released the album "Kiss Alive 2." 

In 1979 
Santana released the album "Marathon." 

In 1980 
Paul Simon's movie "One Trick Pony" premiered in New York. 

In 1983 
The Doors album "Alive She Cried" was released. 

In 1984 
REO Speedwagon released the album "Wheels Are Turnin'." 

In 1996 
Nirvana released the live album "From The Muddy Banks of the Wishkah." 

In 2004 
The Vote For Change tour officially began with a series of shows in Pennsylvania.  The Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, R.E.M., John Fogerty, and Bright Eyes were among the performers. 

In 2008 
Tina Turner launched a North American tour, reviving her concert career after eight years of retirement. 

In 2009 
Elton John's memoir was issued in hardcover while Ozzy Osbourne's autobiography "I Am Ozzy" was published in the UK. 

In 2010 
Iggy Pop and Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell were among the performers at the first of two We Are Plastic Ono Band concerts in Los Angeles.  The shows were part of a tribute for the late John Lennon to commemorate what would have been his 70th birthday. 

In 2011 
Gene Simmons married Shannon Tweed, his partner of 28 years, in a lavish ceremony in Beverly Hills.  Simmons bandmate Paul Stanley stood up for Simmons, while Gene and Shannon's 19-year-old daughter, Sophie, was her mom's maid of honor.