Waky Week in Music History
For: Thursday, October 1, 2015
>>Today In Rock History
On This Day:
Pink Floyd arrived in New York to kick off its first U.S. tour.
The BBC launched Radio One, a rock and roll station.
The Beatles' album "Abbey Road" was released in the U.S.
Jimi Hendrix was buried in Seattle, Washington.
Elton John released the album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."
Kiss released the album "Hotter Than Hell."
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.
Kiss released the album "Kiss Alive 2."
Santana released the album "Marathon."
Paul Simon's movie "One Trick Pony" premiered in New York.
The Doors album "Alive She Cried" was released.
REO Speedwagon released the album "Wheels Are Turnin'."
Nirvana released the live album "From The Muddy Banks of the Wishkah."
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.
Tina Turner launched a North American tour, reviving her concert career after eight years of retirement.
Elton John's memoir was issued in hardcover while Ozzy Osbourne's autobiography "I Am Ozzy" was published in the UK.
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.
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.