Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: October 15 in Classic Rock History

In 2003 Kiss guitarist and innocent bystander Bruce Kulick was accidentally shot in the leg outside a club in Los Angeles. He mended just fine and could be seen played around New England this summer and fall as a member of what band?

ANSWER: Grand Funk Railroad

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for October 15, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • On this day in 1966 Pink Floyd played its first major headlining concert at London’s Roundhouse. It was a benefit for the international times, an underground newspaper.
  • Led Zeppelin made its live debut at Surrey University in England today in 1968.
  • In ’73, Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg were busted for drug possession in Nice, France.
  • In 1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Street Survivors album was released with a cover that pictured three members of the band enveloped in flames – the album cover was withdrawn and changed five days later when three members of the band were killed in a plane crash.
  • In ’79, John Lennon and Yoko donated $1000 to a fund for the purchase of bulletproof vests for New York City police officers.
  • In 1988, The Amnesty International Tour starring Peter Gabriel, Sting, and Bruce Springsteen ended in Buenos Aires. The performers played for over a million people in 19 cities on 5 continents.
  • And in 2003, Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick was shot in the leg during a scuffle among club-goers at the rainbow room in Los Angeles.
  • Checking the WZLX ticket stash, Blue Oyster Cult was at the Music Hall in 1976 and in ’78 Van Morrison played The Paradise.

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