Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: October 1 in Classic Rock History

The Beatles released “Abbey Road: in America on this day in 1969. They named it after the London studio in which they worked, but what was the original working title?

ANSWER: “Everest”

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for October 1, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • Today in 1967, Pink Floyd performed in New York City, the first stop on their first U.S Tour.
  • The Beatles released their critically acclaimed album “Abbey Road” in 1969.
  • In 1970, two thousand fans were unable to get tickets to The Rolling Stones concert at the Sports Palace in Milano, Italy. The fans went on a rampage and rioted, and the police ended the riot with 63 arrests.
  • Also in 1970, Jimi Hendrix was buried in Seattle at the Greenwood cemetery in Renton, Washington.
  • In 1977, Elton John was honored as the first rock star in Madison Square Garden’s Hall of Fame.
  • And in 1998 John Fogerty received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Checking out the WZLX ticket stash, The Rolling Stones performed for the 2nd of three nights, on their steel wheels tour at Foxboro Stadium in 1989.

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