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?
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.