Saturday, October 1, 2011


1967 - Pink Floyd arrived in New York to begin their first U.S. tour.

1967 - The BBC aired Radio One for the first time.

1970 - Jimi Hendrix was buried in Seattle, WA.

1970 - Curtis Mayfield left the Impressions for a solo career.

1972 - Jon Mark (Mark Almond Band) lost his left ring finger. The remainder of the tour was canceled.

1975 - Al Jackson (MG's) was shot and killed by an intruder at the age of 39.

1977 - Elton John became the first rock & roller to be honored in New York City's Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame.

1980 - "One Trick Pony," the semi-autobiographical film of Paul Simon, premiered in New York City.

1984 - The album "Apollonia 6" was released.

1991 - The white crystal-beaded glove worn by Michael Jackson was stolen from the Motown Museum in Detroit. M.C. Hammer offered a $50,000 reward for its return

1992 - The revival of the musical "Oba Oba '93" opened.

1995 - Nearly $1 million was raised at the Farm Aid concert in Louisville, KY. The musicians that performed were Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Hootie and the Blowfish, and The Dave Matthews Band.

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

1998 - John Fogerty received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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