Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: October 18 in Classic Rock History

In 1988 the Traveling Wilbury’s “Vol. One” album was released. The famous members of that band each had pseudonyms for that album; out of the five, who was known as Lucky Wilbury?

ANSWER: Bob Dylan

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for October 18, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • On this day in 1968, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were busted in Ringo Starr’s London Apartment for possession of cannabis resin – John pled guilty so police wouldn’t press charges against Yoko, though he swore the drugs were planted by the police.
  • Also in ’68, Led Zeppelin played London’s Marquee Club, only its 2nd show in England – the band’s manager had trouble booking the show since the group was still unknown, so he booked it under the name “Jimmy Page & The New Yardbirds.”
  • In 1969, Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane was charged with possession in Honolulu after police caught him crawling through the bushes outside his home smoking a joint.
  • In 1975, Fleetwood Mac warmed up for Jefferson Starship at the Boston Garden.
  • In 1988, the Traveling Wilbury’s album “Volume One” was released featuring Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, and Jeff Lynne of ELO.
  • And in 2005, Queen guitarist Brian May was made a commander of the British Empire while Jimmy Page received an order of the British Empire Award from the Queen during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
  • Checking the WZLX ticket stash Jefferson Starship played the garden with Fleetwood Mac in 1975.

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