Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1965 – The Colorado State government, on the occasion of the Rolling Stones’ concert in Denver, declares this to be “Rolling Stones Day.”

1969 – Simon & Garfunkel’s first TV special airs. Sponsor AT&T backs out when they learn that the duo plan to show footage of Bobby Kennedy’s funeral march and clips of the Vietnam War.

1971 – Genesis release their album “Nursery Cryme.”

1974 – The Eagles’ “Best Of My Love” is released.


Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary) 1937

Billy Idol 1955