Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1966 – The Beatles begin recording sessions for the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” LP, laying tracks for “Strawberry Fields Forever” — the track, however, doesn’t make the album.

1969 – The Rolling Stones’ “Let it Bleed” is certified gold.

1991 – Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury dies from complications from AIDS at his home in London. He had sent out a statement confirming rumors that he had AIDS only two days before his death. He was 45.