Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1977 – Billy Joel’s breakthrough album, “The Stranger,” enters the Billboard album chart.

1977 – “The Paul Simon Special” airs on NBC-TV.

1979 – Warner Bros. Records rush-releases Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” album weeks ahead of schedule when tracks begin mysteriously popping up on radio stations.

1988 – Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” finally falls off the Billboard 200 Album Chart after a record 741 weeks.