Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1966 – Tim Buckley releases his first album.

1969 – Crosby Stills & Nash hit #21 with “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.”

1969 – Yes release their self-titled debut album.

1969 – The Beatles reach #1 with “Come Together.”

1978 – Neil Young’s solo album, “Comes A Time,” goes gold.

1986 – Bruce Springsteen’s hotly anticipated five-album box set, “Live/1975-85,” a decade-spanning collection of concert recordings, enters the chart at #1.

1992 – U2’s first TV special, titled “U2’s Zoo TV Outside Broadcast”, airs on Fox-TV.

2001 – George Harrison passes away at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer.

2002 – “The Concert for George,” organized by Eric Clapton takes place at London’s Royal Albert Hall. A tribute to George Harrison, the show features live covers of Harrison songs by Clapton, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Ravi Shankar and Jeff Lynne, among others.


John Mayall 1933

Denny Doherty (Mamas & Papas) 1941