Here’s what happened on this day in Rock History for October 1.
Elvis Presley is transported from Bremerhaven, Germany to the US Army base at Friedberg, where he will join his outfit, Company D, 32nd Tank Battalion, 3rd Armored Division.
Brian Epstein signs with The Beatles as their manager. The agreement gave Epstein a 25% cut of the group’s earnings provided that they made more than $400 each per week.
Bob Dylan plays Carnegie Hall in New York and introduces his new touring band – guitarist Robbie Robertson, organist Garth Hudson, bassist Rick Danko, pianist Richard Manual and drummer Levon Helm. They will become known simply as The Band.
Bassist Noel Redding auditions for Jimi Hendrix, who hires him. On this Hendrix also hires drummer Mitch Mitchell. The trio form The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Jimi Hendrix is buried in The Greenwood Cemetery at the Dunlop Baptist Church in his hometown of Seattle, Washington.
The Recording Industry Association of America introduces guidelines for parental advisory labeling on recordings released in the US.