Ontario Motor Speedway in California played host to 350,000 Rock fans on this day in 1978 with a lineup that included Aerosmith, Heart, Foreigner, Santana, Dave Mason, Fleetwood Mac veteran Bob Welch, Dave Mason, Mahogany Rush, Ted Nugent and Rubicon. A double live concert album culled from the concert got released by Columbia Records.
Other Noteworthy Classic Rock events on March 18 include...
1941 Wilson Pickett born.
1948 Bobby Whitlock born.
1950 John Hartman of the Doobie Brothers born.
1962 James McMurtry born.
1965 Rolling Stones busted for relieving themselves on a gas station wall in Essex, England after the owner refused to let them use the rest room.
1966 Alice In Chains Jerry Cantrell born.
1967 Word Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Dave Mason, Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi were forming Traffic breaks.
1967 EMI gets Pink Floyd signed to a recording contract by EMI.
1982 Asia releases debut album.
1994 Darryl Jones announced as Bill Wyman’s replacement by the Rolling Stones.
1996 Sex Pistols announce a reunion.
1997 Aerosmith releases Nine Lives.
2000 U2 gets Freedom of the City award honor in Dublin.
2002 Eddie Vedder inducts the Ramones into the Rock Hall Of Fame.
2003 Ozzy Osbourne adds Jason Newstead to his band.
2011 Bruce Springsteen does 3 songs with Dropkick Murphys at Boston House Of Blues.
2017 Chuck Berry dies of a heart attack at 90.