Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1968 – Nilsson hits #6 with “Everybody’s Talking.”

1975 – “Saturday Night Live” is broadcast for the first time with George Carlin as the guest host. The musical guests on the first show are Janis Ian and Billy Preston. The show really takes off the following week when it is highlighted by the reunion of host Paul Simon with his former partner, Art Garfunkel.

1986 – The Pretenders release their single, “Don’t Get Me Wrong.” It peaks at #10.

1992 – “Jefferson Airplane Loves You,” a three-CD box set filled with hits, rarities and album tracks, is released.

1997 – Gregg Allman, Bo Diddley, Keb’ Mo’, Buddy Guy and John Hiatt are among the musicians who perform at a tribute to Muddy Waters at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.